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Mishpacha is for parents who find that what they learned as Jewish children isn't enough to build their own Jewish families. A starting point for a spiritual journey, Mishpacha provides guideposts to Jewish belief, practice and community, as well as a group of fellow travelers to join you on your journey.

Mishpacha consists of this Web site -- an introductory guide to Jewish life -- and private virtual communities. The guide aims to survey the most important ideas of Jewish life, practice and culture, always asking the question: Is this relevant for our lives?

The virtual communities provide an opportunity for groups of parents to come together on-line, encountering each other and their Jewish identities. Each community spends three months exploring Judaism with a professional facilitator, after which they can decide how to continue on their own.

Mishpacha is a project of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Mishpacha on-line

Discuss your Jewish journey with us and other parents.

Our private virtual communities enable you to join other parents in an-line exploration of Jewish identity and practice. Discover how Internet message boards and chat can create lasting friendships.

What participants say, How it works, Apply, Excerpts from the discussions

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Looking for advice on connecting to a Jewish community? Have questions about the Jewish religion? Feel free to ask.

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Mishpacha's Guide to Jewish Life

How to understand Judaism as an adult and celebrate it as a family

A very brief outline of Jewish thought
A Jewish Journey, Wrestling with God, Fixing the world, Gender roles,

A guide to understanding and celebrating the Jewish calendar 
Sabbath Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, SukkotHanukkah, Purim, Passover

A very brief outline of Jewish practice 
Blessings, Kosher food, SabbathSexuality,  Kaddish & Yizkor

How to find a place in your local Jewish community  
Why connect? Choosing a place to live; Connecting to schools and synagogues;. Shaking up your synagogue; Starting a community; Mishpacha's on-line communities

Life Cycle
How Jews celebrate and observe life's passages 
Birth & Circumcision, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Death & Mourning 
How to raise a Jewish child  
An introduction to Jewish parenting
Shabbat as a family, Hanukkah for kids, Children and mourning, Traditional texts on parenting



About Mishpacha

Who we are
Advisory board, Authors, Our sponsoring organization: The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

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