Conversion

When one child is Jewish and the other is Not

Kveller, an online magazine published the first person story of a woman whose eldest daughter from her first marriage is not Jewish and her second daughter from a Jewish marriage, is Jewish. How this woman got to this place in life is interesting and is the result of being alive in a time when many…

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Basic Judaism classes beginning January 2014

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to learn more about Judaism? Intro to Judaism classes are great for interfaith couples — take the class together –they stimulate good discussions, answer questions and you’ll get to know other interesting people. Jump in! Exploring Judaism This course is a year-long exploration of the history, beliefs, traditions,…

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Conversion to Judaism

Everything You Always Wanted to Know but had No One to Ask Conversion can be a difficult conversation for an interfaith couple. The non-Jewish partner may want to learn about it without committing to anything or getting their partner’s hopes up. The Jewish partner can want to ask whether the non-Jew is open to discussing…

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Secrets of the Synagogue Sanctuary

Secrets of the (Synagogue) Sanctuary Most Americans have never been inside a synagogue. Those that have may not know the parts of the sanctuary and their meaning. What is the bema? What’s the Eternal Light and is it really eternal? Do Jews kneel? Where should you sit? Should visitors wear head coverings? What about prayer…

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