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.
“Our Father” is not that uncommon in Jewish liturgy: “Avinu Malkeinu” from the High Holidays immediately springs to mind. (“Avinu” is Hebrew for “our father”) The tune for that prayer was what my daughter said she hummed softly so that other Jewish students could hear her when a high school teacher said that the concept of God as a father was invented by the Christians.