Neal Schindler

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A native of Detroit, Neal Schindler has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2002. He has held staff positions at Seattle Weekly and The Seattle Times and was a freelance writer for Jew-ish.com from 2007 to 2011. Schindler was raised in a Reconstructionist Jewish congregation and is now a member of Spokane's Reform congregation, Emanu-El. He is the director of Spokane Area Jewish Family Services. His interests include movies, Scrabble, and indie rock. He lives with his wife, son, and two cats in West Central Spokane.

Reflections on Chrismukkah 2016

To my father -- an agnostic, a pacifist, and a humanist -- both Christmas and Chanukah reflected the importance of gathering with loved ones during the coldest, darkest days of winter to create warmth and light. I learned to value the commonalities rather than dwelling on the differences.

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