My Eastover Basket

Posted on March 24th, 2019
by Laurel Snyder,
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As a kid, I loved Passover and Easter.

Passover meant a big Seder, with my grandfather chanting at the end of the table. My cousins and I would scramble around the house, hunting for the afikomen. Then my uncle would play the piano in the basement while we all sang. It was a wonderful holiday.

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Posted on March 17th, 2019


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For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit Jvillage Network's Purim Holiday Guide. 


Purim begins on the evening of March 20, 2019

Purim is a Jewish Halloween, a Jewish Mardi Gras and a secular New Year rolled into one. And it is not just a holiday for children who know immediately that anything with a costume will be fun. All Jews are commanded to be silly and celebrate the ancient victory against their adversaries by giving gifts of food to friends and to the poor.

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Jodi Bromberg & Ed Case discuss his new book, Radical Inclusion

Posted on March 10th, 2019
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Watch the FB Interview of IFF's CEO Jodi Bromberg hosts a Q&A with IFF's founder and author of Radical Inclusion, Ed Case, from the Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism

Turning Our Backs on Interfaith Couples Hurts Judaism

Posted on March 3rd, 2019
JewishJournal; originally by Becky Griffin, Haaretz


“In a small town in southern Brazil, outside Porto Alegre, there is a small and very old synagogue, which has difficulty getting a minyan (prayer quorum of 10) together. “The older generation now understands that they were mistaken. They shouldn’t have excluded the intermarried couples who wanted to teach their children Jewish values. Because of them there are no longer any Jews here,” said the director of the synagogue, when I visited with a representative of the United Jewish Appeal.

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The video book trailer for The Interfaith Family Journal is here.

Posted on February 24th, 2019
Susan Katz Miller Blog: OnBeingBoth

While you wait for your pre-ordered journals to arrive on March 15th, I hope you get a kick out of watching this video featuring…

  • enthusiastic praise from experts
  • gorgeous cover art
  • and great indie music courtesy of Ladle Fight

…all packed into less than one minute.

For years, couples and families have been asking my advice on how to get joy from being an interfaith family. So I created the first and only book published to support any and all interfaith (or religious/non-religious, or completely secular) families. Whether your family roots are Hindu/Jewish, or Christian/atheist, or Pagan/Buddhist/Unitarian, this is the first interactive journal written for you.

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