Welcome to IFF/Chicago! Want ideas for a baby naming or your upcoming wedding? Wondering about the process for a child to have a bar/bat mitzvah? Are you a Jewish professional thinking about how to be the most welcoming and inclusive for interfaith families? We’re here to help! Email Rabbi Reni Dickman at

InterfaithFamily/Chicago Events

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish weddingStarting March 5: Interfaith Wedding Email Series If you and your fiance are from two different faith backgrounds and planning a Jewish or “Jewish and…” wedding ceremony, there’s a lot to consider. Let us help you. REGISTER NOW>>

March 6: JUF LGBTQ Mission to Israel Informational Happy Hour Looking for a great LGBTQ Mission to Israel? Learn more about the upcoming trip at this happy hour information session. FIND OUT MORE>>


Seder PlateStarting March 12: Free Passover Email Series This three session Passover email series will introduce you to the story of Passover and Passover observance. It will also contain an exploration of how the themes of the Passover story relate to modern times. REGISTER NOW>>

March 25: Passover Cooking Fun! Join us as we create a variety of Passover recipes and share ideas to enrich your holiday experience. We will eat, shmooze, and answer any questions you have about the holiday. This program is free and for adults only.   REPLY NOW>>


Starting April 2: Free Parenting Email Series You will receive eight emails over four weeks about how to bring spirituality and traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. The email series runs four times a year, beginning the first Monday of January, April, July and October. REGISTER NOW>>

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Upcoming events

MENDFUL Meditation with Rabbi Sigal

February 22, 8:30PM

A unique opportunity to learn with Rabbi Sigal online. Explore healing meditations, learn about Mendful and ask questions. Learn how to focus and relax in the midst of your life, live more with ease and contentment, and open to the mystery of your heart and soul.

Temple Beth Israel Welcomes Ambassador Saperstein

February 23, 7:30PM

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Rabbi David Saperstein in honor of TBI’s Centennial Celebration and to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Rabbi S. Felix Mendelsohn z”I and Rabbi Ernst M. Lorge z”I at Erev Shabbat Services, Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Oneg follows the service. All are welcome. For more […]

Early Childhood Tot-Shabbat and Open House Brunch

February 24, 9:00AM

Learn and play with Rabbi Rachel Weiss and Cantor Howard Friedland in a 30 minute Shabbat service with stories and songs, followed by brunch and playtime in our Early Childhood Center. Meet other families and learn about our preschool and more great JRC family programs! Everyone is welcome, and we encourage you to bring friends […]

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Watch other people and couples talk about how InterfaithFamily has impacted their lives.

Read a Catholic Pastor’s counsel on baptism and interfaith families.

Need information to help plan for an interfaith wedding? Interfaith marriages bring up many complicated issues, but you’ve come to the right place to find answers. Visit InterfaithFamily’s wedding resource page.

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