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June 18, 2013 eNewsletter-Chicago

 
InterfaithFamily
June 18, 2013

Dear Friends,
As the new editor at InterfaithFamily, I'll be bringing you the latest stories, videos and news from our website. If you have story ideas (especially for the High Holidays!) or if there are any topics you'd like to see us cover, don't hesitate to email me. I'm also looking for new bloggers, so please let me know if you're interested!

Lindsey Silken
editor@interfaithfamily.com

Coming Up in Chicago
Jump for Joy
New Free Activities
Are you interested in free, joyful and spiritual parenting materials? Try out our brand new resource, Raising a Child with Judaism in Your Interfaith Family: full of bedtime, eating, playing, praying and more. Get yours now.
Wedding Resources
Wedding Chuppah
Guides & Tips
Love is in the air and we know how much our resources for couples planning a wedding are valued at this time of year! Check out our Guide to Wedding Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples here.
Interfaith Celebs
Amanda BynesMichelle Chamuel & Amanda Bynes
Michelle Chamuel is rocking The Voice. Plus what former child star Mara Wilson has to say about Amanda Bynes (and other child stars who run into trouble). Read more.
Pregnancy & Birth Ceremonies
Pregnancy Jitters
Pregnancy Jitters
"If I had allowed myself to think that I might get a healthy baby at the end of all of this - even if I had let myself entertain it as a serious possibility - I might have had a much easier pregnancy." Read more.
Shabbat Rituals
Havdalah observationWhy Keep Havdalah?
The daughter of a Methodist minister shares why the end-of-Shabbat Havdalah ritual, which she now shares with her Jewish husband and children, is such a meaningful practice in her life. Read more.
Interfaith Dating
Talking to Parent
Telling Your Parents
Your relationship with your partner has become increasingly serious. You now find yourself talking in terms of "we" and envisioning a long future together. But how will you discuss it with your parents? Read more.
Animated Weekly Stories
Snake in DesertA Red Cow, Water & a Snake?
This week's storyteller focuses on a fascinating little story in parashat Chukkat highlighting the symbol of the snake or serpent. Watch now for ideas of how the snake became a healing symbol. Read more.
From the Blog
Invasion of Skokie At the Theater
IFF/Chicago's Rabbi Ari attends the play The Invasion of Skokie and as she led a panel discussion, she started to wonder what would have happened had the storyline been a bit different. Read more.
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 Coming Up in Chicago
 Wedding Resources
 Interfaith Celebs
 Pregnancy & Birth Ceremonies
 Shabbat Rituals
 Interfaith Dating
 Animated Weekly Stories
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A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.) Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.
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