Children

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

Which Comes First, the Parent or the Child?

  Being an interfaith couple becomes most challenging when children arrive. What could be compromised as a couple cannot always be balanced in a child. Parents can feel torn between doing they see as best for their child and doing what they see as best for themselves and their relationship. Where to begin? Every time…

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What do the Children Say?

I want to direct you to a very important article that appeared in the J-Weekly. It is an interview with young adults who are from interfaith families. As I have said in the past, try to remain open to what they are saying. If some of what they say is troubling to you, call me….

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Posted in Children
Published on October 10th, 2007

Jewish Kindergym

If you live in the East Bay and you or your partner is Jewish — you will at some point come upon Dawn Margolin and Kindergym. She is a joy. Every child should experience Dawn’s parachute, bubbles, water-play, slides and climbers! Family Play Day Here’s your chance to come check us out! Come for a…

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Posted in Children
Published on September 21st, 2007

Will Your Child Have a Spiritual Life?

  What do you think about giving your child a “spiritual life”? I was sitting in the pediatrician’s office last week and picked up a copy of Parents magazine. The April issue listed on its cover an article titled, “How to Nurture Your Child’s Spiritual Life.” The actual article is titled “The Gift of Faith.”…

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