19 April 2016
“As a member of an interfaith family in Greater Washington, I am so appreciative of The Jewish Federation’s on-going efforts to reach out to and welcome families like mine and so many others in the region. This past year, when Chanukah came, I had to be out of town for work. My husband, who was raised in another faith, could have easily been overwhelmed with the idea of performing Chanukah rituals with our two young boys on his own. As if it were one of the many miracles around this holiday, Federation’s Chanukah booklet arrived in the mail, just in time. This little gem had everything he needed: the what, why and HOW of this special holiday. After reading it from cover to cover, my husband felt empowered to light the candles, spin the dreidel, and even say the prayers with our sons while I was away. What a wonderful way to share Judaism with the next generation by giving parents what they need to help their families fall in love with being Jewish! The Chanukah booklet felt like a recipe written for families like mine. It served up just the right ingredients for holiday success in our home.” – Dana M.
Watch a video of Dana’s family.