In this article, Rabbi Richard Hirsh, RRC '81, discusses the issues of boundaries and identity involved with children of interfaith families. Who is "Jewish" for the purpose of religious school attendance? Why are these discussions important? What gets in the way of having them?
Minyan Dorshei Derekh in Philadelphia has taken an innovative approach to this Purim tradition by making communal mishlo'ach manot packages for each megillah reading attendee. Community members donate time, money and items to create the gift baskets and most of the money goes to tzedakah.