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August – Beginning the Conversation: Modern Jewish Families in Their Own Words

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ANDREA (AND PAULA) One Mailing … Finally
Lesbian families, unlike straight families, still have to be accepted

BEN & MICKI Unburdened but …
We wonder who will be around in 25 years to be concerned about us

ELI & SAM and NATAN & YITZ
The most difficult is in many ways the most innocent, “Which of you is the dad?”

LINDA
No chairs or siddurim so that I could mourn my husband, this extraordinary man, in my own synagogue community

MAYA: Proud Mother of Two
Treat a woman who is adopting as if she is giving birth, regardless of whether she is adopting a newborn or a seven year old

REBECCA & FAMILY: The New Kids on The Block
I figured that the best place to feel at home and find friends in a new city is the local synagogue

RYAN … and RYAN AND FRAN
Our congregants need to realize that if a non-Jew is present in the synagogue, it’s because they want to be there

STEPHANIE & MIKE
We continue to hope that as our daughters grow our community’s image of who is Jewish expands