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.
A general rule of thumb is if the carol makes references to the Christian faith like Silent Night (“round yon virgin mother and child” for instance) it wasn’t written by a Jew. Carols without Christian references that merely refer to Christmas like Silver Bells are often written by Jews. I have nothing against carols written by Jews, but if you’re a Christian, you should be aware of which carols are actually connected to your faith since Christmas for Christians is a religious holiday.