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.
I was born and raised a Christian. Never questioned what I was being spoon feed as my faith, was very involved in the church and the community. I met my husband at church about 4 years ago, we sang in the choir together, used to pray together, we even tried to start our own bible study group…We gradually stopped attending church and haven’t actively practiced the christian faith in over a year. we didn’t talk much about God, jesus, church or faith in any depth. This time away from church gave me the chance to take a real look at what and who I believe in and what faith really means to me. The past few months I have been studying Judaism and am starting to get really excited about possibly converting. I start intro to Judaism classes soon and feel the Judaism is where I belong. I have told my husband that I’m researching things and i have gone to synagogue a few times. Bought a menorah and recognized Hanukkah this year. I ask him if he has questions or would like to go with me to synagogue with me but he always brushes me off. He knows I’m really excited about this and is respectful of my decisions, but I know he is freaking out, just trying not to show it. How do I continue with my studies and possible conversion and not totally freak my husband out?