Intermarriage and the American Jewish Community
Once taboo, "marrying out" is now commonplace and — outside Orthodoxy — widely accepted.
How To Make Your Wedding Inclusive
10 tips for making families, friends and guests of all backgrounds feel comfortable and welcome on your big day.
Jews and Christmas
What attitudes toward Christmas tell us about modern Jewish identity.
December Holiday Tips for Interfaith Parents
Interfaith families struggle to be true to the religions of both parents during the winter holiday season.
Why I Don’t Officiate at Intermarriages
Effective counseling of intermarried couples makes the difference for the Jewish future--not officiating at their weddings.
Why I Do Officiate at Intermarriages
It's important for the non-Jewish spouse to support the Jewish partner's religious identity, live in a Jewish home, and bring up Jewish children.
The December Dilemma
Whether you ignore Christmas altogether or celebrate it with non-Jewish friends or family, the holiday provokes a lot of emotions.
Mourning Non-Jewish Loved Ones: A Reform Perspective
Death and burial issues for interfaith families and Jews by choice.
How to Make Your Passover Seder Inclusive
Tips for making your non-Jewish guests and family members feel welcome and comfortable.
Who Is a Jew: Patrilineal Descent
When Dad is Jewish and Mom is not, are the kids Jewish? Depends on who you ask.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Issues for Interfaith Families
Interfaith families should ask the rabbi about synagogue policies and honestly examine both parents' attachments to Judaism.
A Spiel and a Yarn
How having an extended family of different faiths built my unique Jewish identity
When Passover and Easter Coincide
Resources for interfaith families on the "spring" dilemma.
Why I Balked At Disneyland on Yom Kippur
How do you confess to a sin without believing in sin?
Who Is a Jew: Matrilineal Descent
Why is Judaism traditionally passed down through the mother?