All members are invited to attend the CRZ annual meeting in the Glick Chapel. President Lou Philipson will share an overview of the state of the synagogue followed by discussion and Board elections. The slate of proposed Officers and Trustees for the coming year will be announced by the Nomminating Committee in advance.
Join us for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6 pm in the Glick Chapel
Getting ready to start your Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey? Join Rabbi David Minkus, Cantor Rachel Rosenberg and Executive Director Julie Ratowitz for an orientation on the process and what you can expect from lessons, the service, the kiddush lunch and more. Open to parents and children in grades 5-7. Join us for pizza and conversation following the session.
Kol Shabbat (The Voice of Shabbat): Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Friday night service with lay-led participation.
The November service will be in the Simon Sanctuary and joined by this weekend's Teen Philanthropy Retreat being hosted at Rodfei Zedek
Recently the US government announced that it will admit only 18,000 refugees in 2020, the lowest number in the 40-year history of the nation's resettlement program. The news was devastating for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries and hoping to build a better life in the United States. For those who cherish our nation's historic role as a beacon of hope for "the huddled masses yearning to breathe free," it was also a call to action.
By the widest margin ever, with 44% of the vote, our One Book, One Rodfei Zedek selection for the year is Bette Howland's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. The book is available in hardcover and electronic editions. The Seminary Coop Bookstore will be alerted to have copies in stock for congregants to purchase. For our first discussion on November 16 at 1:15pm in the chapel, please read "Blue in Chicago."
Rosh Hashanah Delivery Day