Posts Tagged ‘intermarriage’

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Adam Magy holding Henry Magy, 4, Karen Gasinski, Kristi Magy holding Zelda Magy, 2. Family smiles and poses all together

A Mixed Bag

Non-Jewish grandparents celebrate Chanukah with their Jewish grandchildren. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Karen Gasinski, a grandmother from Plymouth, loves Christmas carols, decorating her Christmas tree, making cookies and just about everything else associated with this festive holiday. So, when her daughter Kristi Magy converted to Judaism seven years ago, Gasinski struggled to accept the notion…

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butter cookies on a plate in the shape of stars of David and circles with snowflakes on them with a dark background with paper snowflakes and red and white string and a noe that says "ho, ho, ho"

Dual Chanukah-Christmas Observances Growing In Detroit Jewish Households

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots from the 2018 Population Study From the JN Staff Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. With Chanukah starting the evening of Dec.…

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The Balancing Act Of Marriage And Family

Because of the onslaught of holidays in the fall, we haven’t had the opportunity to meet with our rabbi on a weekly basis. This time has given us the opportunity to navigate some very difficult aspects of relationships, including balancing our relationship with family issues and other responsibilities. As our schedule and lives have somewhat…

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Laying Out The Welcome Mat

Shaarey Zedek reaches out to LGBTQ+ community. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is making a concerted effort to reach out to marginalized communities, starting with those who identify as “LGBTQ+”: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and any sexual or gender minority that doesn’t yet have an initial. Rabbi Aaron Starr announced the initiative in his May 26…

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