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

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Upcoming events

Annual Brotherhood Chanukah Party with magician Mike McDonald

December 17, 11:00AM

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St. Skokie) Presents the Annual Brotherhood Chanukah Party with magician Mike McDonald amazing kids families with his surprises, Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hot dogs, potatoes latkes and sufganiyot are available for lunch at a cost of $5.00 per person with a maximum of $20.00 per family.   For tickets, […]

Free Email Series for Parents of Young Children

January 1, 11:00AM

You will receive eight emails over 4 weeks about how to bring spirituality and traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. Upcoming series starts January 1. Sign up here.

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The other week I read an InterfaithFamily post about menorahs and the “December dilemma” aka “the holidays.” This time of year can be complicated and straightforward at the same time. For example, throughout our entire dating relationship, it was assumed that we would spend Christmas with my Catholic family, since it’s an important time for both […]

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The best of upcoming TV including the return of The X-Files, a Christmas classic that has gone musical, a search for answers in Amy Schumer’s family history and more,

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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.