Providing quality experiences to enrich the lives of the community at large with award-winning preschool programs, summer camps and a wide array of enriching activities. JCC Chicago provides the opportunities to bring Jewish values to the lives of everyone from infants to adults.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
“If your mother is Jewish, you are Jewish, period,” is correct. However a Jew without a Brit Milah, is like an American citizen born on American soil but never had a passport, social security card or birth certificate.
It’s so great that you are able to think critically about a blood ritual that has gone on so long without being seriously questioned! Bravo. The Brit Shalom is a wonderful ceremony and the fact that it doesn’t include genital cutting on perfectly normal healthy infant boys is a step in the right direction.