Writing on Interfaith Families



Interfaith Children,” NPR, All Things Considered, personal essay, April 2, 2001.

8 Reasons My Interfaith Family Celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas,” Huffington Post, Dec 13 2011.

The Time is Now: Interfaith Activists from Interfaith Families,” An original essay on State of Formation, Oct 29 2013.

Being Partly Jewish,” Op-Ed, New York Times, Nov. 1 2013. (Also ran in the Tribune Juive as “Nous Sommes Partiellement Juif“on Nov 13 2013.)

7 Myths About Raising Interfaith Kids,” Huffington Post, Nov 1 2013.

Raising Interfaith Children,” Excerpt from Being Both, Utne Reader, Nov 2013.

The Case for Raising Your Child with Two Religions,” Excerpt from Being Both, Time, Ideas section, Nov 6 2013.

Who Says the ‘Partly Jewish’ Are Bad for the Jews?Religion Dispatches, Nov 19, 2013. (Reprinted in The Interfaith Observer, Feb 2014).

Book excerpt about interfaith millenials, on Salon.com, December 1, 2013.

Columnist providing regular advice for The Jewish Daily Forward‘s interfaith relationships advice column, The Seesaw, February 2014-December 2015 (when the column ended).

Q&A with Rabbi Set to Lead a Unitarian-Universalist Congregation,” Huffington Post, February 11 2014.

Musings of an Interfaith Mama,” original essay for Mother’s Day, Beacon Broadside, May 9 2014.

Jewish and Christian Meets Muslim,” original essay, reflection on the Senegal years, Interfaith Ramadan project, July 3 2014.

Reflections on Interfaith Relationships and the Spiritual Selves of Students,” original essay for the Common Reads blog, October 24 2014.

How Not to Spoil Your Interfaith Kids During the Holiday Season,” Kveller.com, December 6 2014.

Lecture published in Assembled, 2015: Select Sermons and Lectures from the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Skinner House, October 2015.

Interfaith Family Ritual for Hanukkah and Christmas? Well, Actually, No” in Ritualwell, December 2015.

Featured in the Symposium, “Is There a Jewish Way to Parent?Moment Magazine, January-February 2016.

News story on the interfaith families community on Long Island. “When a Tiny Church Houses Three Religions,” The Washington Post, April 14 2016.

Original essay for the Interfaith Ramadan blog, “Why This Jewish Woman Says Inshallah,” June 9 2016.

Opinion piece, “4 Reasons We Should Stop Calling People ‘Intermarried’,” The Forward, November 29 2016.

When Hanukkah Starts on Christmas Eve,” blog post for The Woolf Institute (UK), December 5 2016.

Opinion piece, “What Do Interfaith Families Want From Rabbis?The Forward, June 20 2017.

Children’s Books in Interfaith Education,” Huffington Post, August 22 2017.

“Eat, Sing, Love: How Interfaith Families Model Interfaith Engagement,” CrossCurrents, March 20 2019.

Spirituality in Your Interfaith Family: Drawing on the Five Senses,” Spiritual Parent (blog), June 4 2019.

“8 Ways to a Peaceful December for Interfaith Families (and All of Us),Psych Bytes (blog), December 2019.

Not all Jews Hate Christmas. In fact, Many of us Celebrate it, The Forward, November 24 2021.






What “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret’ Gets Wrong About Interfaith Families Like Mine, Kveller, April 20 2023.