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.
My husband and I, intermarried expectant parents, recently took a class together on raising Jewish children. We were surprised to learn from the facilitator that most grandparents are afraid to ask the parents about what religious traditions the grandchildren are being raised with. If you plan to raise your son in a way that would lead him to Bar Mitzvah, I hope you’ll tell your parents. I predict that it will bring them relief and joy, and make them more open to talking also about the ways you plan to incorporate Hindu traditions into his upbringing.
I have been married for almost 11 years. I am Jewish, and my husband is not. We have 3 children. Isabella 7y/o. Rebecca 3 ½ y/o and Dante 1 y/o and I am raising them mostly Jewish. I question why it is so $$$$$$$$$ to be a Jew. We are having financial difficulties. I was able to ask the synagogue to help me with the tuition of Sunday school, for my oldest daughter. We will see if we can get help for 2 kids next year. Both my daughters had a naming, and my son had a Briss. But my parents paid for that. When you join a church it cost nothing or what ever you can do.
I do the best I can do, at times I recall my father telling me, “That it is easier to build a house on a solid flat foundation” and that one of us should look into conversion. I said Dad he only wants the traditions of Easter and Christmas not the religion, he doesn’t believe in G-d. I do not believe that Jesus was the messiah, but I do believe in G-d, and that Meshach will come some day!!! Every other Friday night I have Shabbat with the kids; we light the candles and bake challah. I dread going to services because it is me with the kids all alone and it is hard, it is at those times I think of how much easier it would have been to have found someone Jewish, but I love my husband, completely and he is a wonderful father.