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Mon, Dec 9

As we move into the season of "December Decisions", there are many things that we in the Jewish community can do to help our Christian friends, family, neighbors and co-workers celebrate Christmas. Just as we help others celebrate their birthdays, similarly, we as Jews, can help those we care...

Mon, Nov 18

Hannah and I met just over a year and a half ago. We worked for the same political organization in different cities--when we met, she was in Boston and I in Amherst, but three months in, I was transferred to Washington D.C. Our relationship was young and already strained by distance.

Tue, Nov 5

When I first heard the term “Thanksgivukkah”—the convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving—and that it was happening this year, I must admit that I became a little anxious because it brought back some of my interfaith marriage insecurities that I thought were long gone. I thought Thanksgivukkah...

Tue, Sep 17

As we’re preparing for our first Rosh Hashanah with our 8 month old son Solomon, I can’t help but to pause and wonder how my husband and I got here? My husband, Matt, is not Jewish, and from an early age I was encouraged to only date Jewish men. In fact, a Jewish partner was to come before all...

Tue, Sep 17

I love this time of year; Fall setting in, the ending of one year and the beginning of another. It never hurts to reflect on the past year and make a resolve to be the best person you can be moving forward. Although Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have record synagogue attendances, personally, we’...

Tue, Sep 17

December is a tricky month for many interfaith couples and their families. It evokes nostalgic childhood memories and family traditions that are deeply rooted; so you’re bound to have a little conflict. To respect both sides and to minimize conflict, it’s important to discuss the December...

Tue, Sep 17

Make sure you are helping your partner get what they need. This was a simple yet powerful concept my fiancé and I learned while participating in the free ‘Inside interfaith Relationships’ workshop through Reform Jewish Outreach Boston. Emily is a self-described “C and E” (Christmas and Easter)...

Mon, Sep 16

Four years ago, Josh and I met at the intern orientation for our training programs in the mental health field. I thought he was loud and a know-it-all (truth be told, he really does know a lot!) and he thought I had pretty eyes.However, we were both in relationships and focused on our graduate...

Mon, Sep 16

We are an interfaith couple raising a Jewish family. That's what we agreed upon in the couples class* we took 6 years ago. I wasn't exactly sure what that would look like, until we actually had a kid. Matt, my husband, often amazes me, not that I didn't think he would be a patient and doting...