Kabbalat Shabbat Service in the Glick Chapel with Tu BiShvat-themed potluck to follow in the Atrium. All are welcome for Shabbat B'Yachad (Shabbat "all together"), our musical, participatory Friday night service for all ages with instruments. See below for information about speaker David Baskin and the organization he has founded to help Israelis of all religious and racial backgrounds climb out of poverty.
Go to the sign-up page to RSVP and let us know what you will be bringing or call the office at 773.752.2770 to do so. Offerings can be vegan, vegetarian, fish, or dairy (only US-produced dairy products please). And, please bring a label showing the name of your dish and if it contains any of the following common allergens: nuts, eggs, milk products, wheat/gluten or fish. As it is Tu BiShvat, think about bringing a dish along the themes of Tu BiShvat, such as trees, fruit, and the seven species (wheat, barley, grapes, fig, pomegranate, olives, dates/honey).
Reminder: This meal will be served in the Atrium, as are all of our potluck dinners. There will be no access to the kitchen for last-minute preparation or clean up after dinner. CRZ will supply plastic serving utensils, but you are free to bring your own also. Please plan to take your dishes, containers, and serving utensils home with you after the meal.
David Baskin, a native of Evanston and a 2012 graduate of Denison University, has found a creative way to help Israelis of all religious and racial backgrounds climb out of poverty. In 2016 he founded Ani Shlishi (“I am Third”), a nonprofit organization based in Tel Aviv. By selling new and gently-used donated clothing at “2nd Hand for a 2nd Chance” pop‑up stores, Ani Shlishi funds educational opportunities for at‑risk youth regardless of race or religion. Items that are not sold are delivered to agencies serving individuals and families in need of immediate assistance.
In 2013 David enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces as a Lone Soldier. One of his responsibilities as a soldier in a Special Forces Unit was transporting Syrians injured in the country’s brutal civil war into Israel for medical treatment. David founded Ani Shlishi after completing his army service; he currently serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.
2017-18 dates, 6:00: October 20, November 17, January 26, March 9.