Couples

Are the High Holy Days a good time to introduce my non-Jewish boyfriend to Jewish services?

This common question for this time of year came to me via my Mixed and Matched column in the Jweekly. I am getting serious about my boyfriend (who is not Jewish) and I want him to understand what’s important to me about being Jewish. I’m thinking that this year I should take him with me…

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Growing Up Interfaith

Growing Up Interfaith First Person Stories | Current Findings | Best Practices What is it like to grow up in an interfaith family? For the first time we are asking young adults, “What was that like for you?” At this program adults raised in interfaith families will talk about: Taking charge of their Jewish identity…

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Passover Eating

  Have you noticed that when we go without leavened foods we kind of freak out? Suddenly people need cups and cups of sugar to make it all up to them. These same people may eat very little leavened food as part of their regular diet but the forbidden-ness seems to do things to our…

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Growing Up Interfaith – May 22 in Oakland

Growing Up Interfaith What would happen if instead of telling people what they feel, we asked them? That’s the novel idea behind this gathering. In a qualitative study, Dr. Bruce Phillips and Dawn Kepler asked young adults who had one Jewish and one non-Jewish parent about their experiences, feelings and choices. On May 22nd the…

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Let’s Go to the Movies! Serial (Bad) Weddings

In this comedy sensation from France, we meet Marie and Claude Verneuil who pride themselves on their open-mindedness. But their lifestyle—they are affluent, church-going Catholics—is put to the test after three of their daughters marry men from vastly different ethnic and religious backgrounds. When their fourth daughter announces her engagement to a man from the…

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