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InterfaithFamily/Chicago Events

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish wedding

Wedding Email Series If you and your partner are from two different faith backgrounds and planning a Jewish or Jewish and… wedding ceremony, there’s a lot to consider. We’re taking all our expertise and dishing it out in seven emails designed to offer ideas and options, answer common questions and connect you to a wealth of additional resources (and other couples!) so you can plan a ceremony that’s right for you. REGISTER NOW>>

Parenting Email Series Receive eight emails over four weeks about how to bring spirituality and traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. . 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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Applications for The Bronfman Fellowship (for Teens)

October 9, 8:00AM

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 at Temple Beth Israel

November 24, 9:00AM

Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents its annual “Artisan Faire,” Sunday, November 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., just in time for Hanukkah gift-buying. Handcrafted wares created by local artists include jewelry, knits, children’s clothes & accessories, ceramics, cards, fused glass, prints, soaps, Judaica and other fabulous products. Free gift […]

A Conversation with Best-Selling Cookbook Author Adeena Sussman at Temple Beth Israel

November 24, 10:00AM

Temple Beth Israel and Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer, present “A Conversation with Adeena Sussman,” author of the new cookbook “Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen” (Penguin/Avery Books). This event is […]

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Job Description – Associate Director, Chicago Innovation Hub (Part-time)

InterfaithFamily (IFF) is looking for an Associate Director for our Innovation Hub in Chicago. This 20 hours/week position will partner closely with the rabbinic Director of the Innovation Hub, and be responsible for outreach and engagement to interfaith couples and families in Chicagoland, as well as connections to local organizations; planning and executing programs for […]

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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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