What About the Children?

(Image: Guinness Hamentashen for Irish Jewish kids!) What about the children? If you are in an interfaith/intercultural family then your children have family members who are not Jewish, who may follow other religions or traditions, yet these people are an important part of your child’s life. How can you recognize and honor this part of…

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Successful Parenting Strategies for Biracial Jewish Kids

This event is online. Growing up a Jewish child of color in America’s predominately Ashkenazi Jewish world is a challenge. Join Doctors Jack and Judy Mates, a psychiatrist and an OB/GYN respectively, to explore the framework that parents can provide to support their multiracial children’s confidence in their Jewish identity. Jack and Judy put planning…

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Patrilineal Jews: Can there be Two Truths?

There’s a song from the sixties by Buffalo Springfield with the line, “Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.” It’s been more than 50 years and we still can’t seem to get past the idea that “I’m right and that makes everyone else wrong.”  How appropriate is Cantor Linda Hirschhorn‘s email to her congregation, Beth Sholom of…

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