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Wedding, Parenting & Holiday Email Series

Learn about the free email series we offer about wedding planning, parenting & Jewish holidays

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8 Reasons to Tune in Shaboom!

I have had the pleasure of watching Shaboom!, the new video series that BimBam Productions has created. InterfaithFamily/Chicago recently helped launch the video series at a few viewing parties around town. In all cases, the kids enjoyed the debut eight-minute video and the parents did as well. It’s catchy, colorful and has a great message. […]

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Ruthie Loves Sunday School

My memories of religious school are pretty varied. I remember visiting the sanctuary in first or second grade, a room whose enormity overwhelmed me, watching a few old men daven in the corner while our teacher pointed out the ark and the eternal light. I remember great conversations in our Jewish Studies sessions in later […]

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The Carrot or the Stick: Musings from ‘The Runaway Bunny’

I was recently giving a presentation about being sensitive to interfaith families and we talked about how Judaism has changed. I compared Judaism’s motivations to “the carrot or the stick.” Many of us were taught that we must follow the commandments or else…(the stick). I felt like scare tactics were part of the education. How […]

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Getting to Know Judaism Without an Agenda

She never imagined she’d date someone who wasn’t Jewish. Now she wants to show him what she loved about living in Israel–here in the US.

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