The Interfaith Family School
120 Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60661
 

 
Interfaith Couples Dialogue Group

Couples Group


Welcome! We provide an open forum for dialogue and fostering community for couples of different faiths (seriously dating, engaged or married) to connect with each other and explore their relationship to religion. The group was formed by members of The Family School, a Jewish-Catholic educational program for interfaith families. Our goal is to tackle the important conversations many of us navigate: opening hearts and minds to other faiths and traditions, engaging with organized religious communities, planning important life milestones like marriage, educating family members and planning to introduce religion to children. Through the year, we gather on Sunday mornings to connect, build relationships, share resources, explore our journeys together, and tap into the resources of the Family School. We typically meet at 9:45 am in a classroom in the FXW School on the campus of Old St. Patrick's at 120 S. Desplaines. Parking is free at any of the lots around the church.

Please note that The Family School is built on a Catholic and Jewish curriculum and our religious discussions often focus on these faiths. However, we welcome couples of all faith backgrounds and especially believe those of other Christian denominations will find the curriculum and our discussions relevant to their own journeys.

The first meeting will be September 29th starting with the Rosh Hashanah Service at 9:30am in the Church Hall (enter on Adams), followed by a gathering at 10:30 in a room in the FXW school to be announced. The rest of the schedule is also to be announced.


About Sarah and Jason Wirth

Hi! We're excited to lead the Dialogue Group this year. Sarah was raised Jewish in an interfaith family, while Jason was raised Catholic and attended Catholic day school his whole life. One taste of Sarah's homemade babka and that was it. They've been involved with the interfaith community in Chicago since before they were married. Please don't hesitate to reach out to them at sarahnwirth@gmail.com with any and all questions, and if you know of other couples you'd like to invite please let us know!!

We will post a schedule of events soon. Please check back!