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 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)

November 1, 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 […]

Artisan Faire

November 18, 9:00AM

Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents its annual “Artisan Faire,” Sunday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., just in time for Hanukkah gift-buying. Children’s clothes, jewelry, dyed clothing, fused glass, scarves & mittens, cards, pottery, prints, soaps, Judaica, cookbooks and other fabulous wares. Free gift wrap! Free admittance! Raffles and […]

Author Dr. Marion Usher at Temple Beth Israel

November 18, 10:00AM

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) presents author Dr. Marion Usher (“Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners”), Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:00 am. Come and discuss what it is like to be a part of the New Jewish Family. Learn how to navigate and celebrate raising your children […]

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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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