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How Legos Turned Into a New Jewish Tradition for My Family

Deborah Goldberg
December 16, 2016

I consider myself a dedicated yet anxious Jewish mom. I’m dedicated because I would like my children to have a Jewish upbringing that connects them to our collective stories, history, and values – and I’m anxious because I’m never quite sure whether I’m accomplishing that goal.

My Kids Have Lots of Questions about God

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin
June 6, 2016

My little guy and his siblings, like so many children, are full of questions about God. All day, every day, their inquiring minds want to know: Where is God? Why is God? Who is God? And the most oft-heard question of all: Is God a boy or a girl? Or neither? Or both?

When the Rabbi's Kid is the Bar Mitzvah Boy

Rabbi Anthony Fratello
March 17, 2016

“So what’s the theme of your son’s bar mitzvah?” It was such a simple question that it’s difficult to explain exactly why it stumped me. How was it that, when I was on the other side of the table, I had no idea how to respond?

What Being Jewish and a Girl Scout Have in Common

Lauren and Jonathan Theodore
March 4, 2016

Scouting promotes so many values we want for our daughter: love of nature, respect for the environment, equality and teamwork, and responsibility for our fellow humans. Judaism, of course, imparts these same teachings.