Interfaith family life

December is always an interesting time for interfaith families. For families with a Christian dad and Jewish mom (or vice versa), there’s a lot of balancing to be done.

The website InterfaithFamily.com does an excellent job of dealing with all the issues that come up. It’s written primarily for Jews married to Christians (and the Jews and Christians who love them).

The current online “issue”:http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/c.ekLSK5MLIrG/b.307168/k.83F6/Interfaith_Relationships.htm includes articles such as: “Her non-Jewish husband decided not to do Christmas, but now she misses it” and “Hanukkah at home, Christmas at the in-laws. But what happens when the in-laws die?”

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.