Relationships

Here Comes Passover!

Navigating the Interfaith Elements of the Holiday Grab a frozen yogurt at Menchie’s and join other Jewish spouses as we discuss the challenges of observing Passover while being sensitive to your non-Jewish spouse’s needs & wishes. Will this be a week-long observance or just one night? Will there be bread in your home? Will your…

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“The Holidays” — Happy or just Greedy?

(Photo credit: Maggie Semple Blog) Here it comes, the holidays! The time that songs tell us is “the happiest time of the year.” Which raises the question, what makes us happy? American capitalist culture has a perpetual campaign to answer that question with THINGS! Things will make you happy! Cars, electronics, toys, whatever they are…

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Interfaith Couples: In their own words

What is it like to participant in an interfaith/intercultural couples discussion group? Here’s one couples’ response. I am a practicing Orthodox Jew, and Birger is a Norwegian-heritage agnostic. We got engaged in August 2006 after a whirlwind courtship, and we planned to be married the following January. It was very important to me that we…

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Interfaith/Intercultural Couples Discussion Group

Interfaith/Intercultural couples have unique questions and needs. They may know they need to ask questions but not be sure just what those questions should be. Make the process easier by joining other couples negotiating similar concerns. Create an outline of how to approach a conversation with your partner that is honest, caring, and supportive. This…

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