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Purim Fun

PURIM! Be Happy! It’s Adar! There are so many fun things to do for Purim – make costumes, bake cookies – and other foods, give food gifts to friends, wear crowns and masks. Lots of playing opportunities for kids and adults. The drinking and carousing should be for the grown-ups, and kept within reason. My…

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What if my child doesn’t look Jewish?

Last month I talked about raising kids in an interfaith family – will we raise them Jewish or some other religion? One of the concerns that can arise for parents is: How will it feel raising kids Jewish if they don’t “look” Jewish? The first question is – To whom do they not look Jewish?…

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I’m Not Raising my Kids Jewish

I’m not raising my kids Jewish Last week I talked about the decision to raise kids Jewish. What if you decide to NOT raise your kids Jewish? How do you teach them about their Jewish heritage? Relate to Jewish relatives? Help them understand their interfaith, intercultural family? Let me put this in non-religious terms –…

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Raising Jewish Kids

Dear Interfaith Families and Friends, Last week I had the program, How I Decided to Raise My Kids Jewish. Often people who couldn’t make it to a program ask, “What was it like? What did people say?” So let me report back:This program had a panel of non-Jewish parents – one Lutheran, one Catholic and…

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Posted in Children
Published on February 14th, 2008

Women in Interfaith Relationships

Women in Interfaith Relationships: Giving our Kids Roots & Wings Raising kids is hard. You have to be a cook, chauffeur, therapist, private secretary, doctor, and chief bottle washer. And in there you’re supposed to give your kids “roots” and “wings.” Roots: a foundation from which to spring. Wings: confidence & self knowledge. Ours is…

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