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

Starting November 12: December Holiday Email Series We will send you 5 emails full of resources, stories, humor and questions to ask yourself, your partner and/or your family about your December holiday needs, practices and choices. REGISTER NOW>>

November 19: One Couple Two Faiths With Marion Usher We Dr. Marion Usher joins us to discuss her new book One Couple Two Faiths: Stories of Love and Religion, a guide to interfaith relationships. Dr. Usher, has worked with over 700 interfaith couples in the past 25 years and will share her observations of the changes occurring in our Jewish community and the work that still needs to be accomplished. . REGISTER NOW>>

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish weddingStarting Decemeber 3: 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>>

Ongoing: A Taste of Judaism:Enjoy three weekly classes on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Our classes are dynamic and interactive; our teachers are accessible, engaging, and can answer any and all of your questions. FIND A CLASS IN YOUR AREA.

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Upcoming events

Applications for The Bronfman Fellowship (for Teens)

October 11, 12:00AM

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a free transformative and intellectually adventurous summer in Israel, where Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends with a pluralistic group of peers. The Fellowship year continues with monthly virtual meetings and a […]

Temple Beth Israel Monday Night Lecture Series

October 22, 6:45PM

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W, Dempster St., Skokie) Presents “Rabbi Weinberg’s Monday Night Lecture Series Fall 2018,” sponsored by Adult Education. Five classes about Jewish ethics are scheduled for 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 and 11/19 at 6:45, which are free and open to the community. Dinner at 6:00 pm is optional and costs are $10 […]

Religion in the 21st Century

October 23, 10:00AM

In an America that seems to be fracturing along cultural, political, and geographical lines, we have the opportunity to act bravely and wisely by learning with and from people who think and act differently than we do. For dates and details, click here.

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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.

And there’s more! Cheat sheets for Jewish holidaysfood and greetings.