Love and Religion

Interfaith Consultation for Jews and their Families

Video: Interfaith At Adas Israel – Lisa Kleine’s Story

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Video: Interfaith At Adas Israel – Leigh Gilman’s Story

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Grandparent Discussion Group at the JCC in Manhattan

In expanding the outreach services to interfaith couples and families, it was decided to create an event for grandparents with interfaith grandchildren. This past Sunday was the day! In honoring the tradition of activities surrounded by food, we offered brunch first followed by a discussion. Read More >
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A Fascinating Lunch with Dave Moss

A Fascinating Lunch with Dave Moss

I met Dave Moss at a PresenTense meeting of the Jewish Federation of Washington DC where we were both participants. PresenTense encourages young Jews to pursue their passions and teaches them how to develop their projects through a social entrepreneur lens. At one point in the meeting, Dave and I sat across from each other at the table. He saw my name tag and recognized it from my web site and the work I do with interfaith couples. We struck up a conversation, wanted to talk more, ran out of time, and set up a lunch to meet and continue the dialogue. Read More >
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Make Room for Matzoh – A Fabulous Interfaith Event!

Make Room for Matzoh – A Fabulous Interfaith Event!

With Passover just around the corner, I cannot tell you how happy I was that the event “Making Room for the Matzoh" event ran by Sarah Rabin Spira and me at the Washington DCJCC this past weekend was such a success! Read More >
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Is Interfaith Outreach a Priority for the Jewish Community?

The other day I read, with great interest, an article, “Marriage Isn’t One Size Fits All” written by Dan Brotman in The Forward and it got me thinking: where are we headed with this issue? Read More >
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Is this Really the Last Dance?

It's 6.05pm and Virginia arrives first with her beautiful smile and her open face ready to begin. Three more participants arrive at the same time. Steven had to wait for the baby sitter and one more person had yet to come. Apologizing for his lateness, he arrives, takes his seat, and joins the conversation, which is already in full swing. Read More >
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Pain Quotidien, a Chance Meeting

We are finally at the end of Hurricane Sandy, the weather system we’d all like to forget about. Not only did I have to cancel one of my interfaith workshop sessions in New York, which I was reluctant to do, I also had to (like everyone else) rearrange two days of appointments. Read More >
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Her Grandfather was My Dentist!

Last night was the first session of my workshop, "Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners," at the JCC in Manhattan. This is the first time this JCC is offering the workshop and I am delighted to tell you that we had a wonderful time. Read More >
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What Does Having a Jewish Identity Mean?

The Workman's Circle commissioned a study about this subject and recently published their findings. Over one million Jews in the United States are actively seeking Jewish expression and engagement outside of synagogue life. Read More >
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