The Shanghai Jews: Risk and Resilience in a Refugee Community is an event series at the University of Chicago exploring the experience of nearly 23,000 Jewish refugees who escaped to Shanghai during World War II. This series opens with an exhibit (January 15-March 30th) on the third floor of the Regenstein Library, featuring unique historical objects, documents, and photographs donated by families who lived in Shanghai during the war.
On Friday February 1, the night before our This American Shabbat morning service, we will again have Shabbat dinners in members' homes around the community. Rabbi Minkus does the mixing and matching, so email him ([email protected]) by Monday January 28 if you would like to host or be hosted for these dinners.
Three films dealing with the stress of wartime and defeat, capture, and occupation. The films were conceived and directed by master film makers in France. Each offers a particular perspective on events uncovering personal images about France, not to mention attitudes towards Jews. Join us for any or all of the movies and stay for the discussions which will follow.
This Friday evening, join us for the "KabShab Project" with a potluck dinner. Our spirited Friday night service for all ages begins at 6 p.m. as musicians from our community and beyond share their musical gifts while bringing a new dimension to the experience of welcoming Shabbat.
All ages invited to meet at Montgomery Place at 4:40 pm for candlelighting, singing, and visiting with the residents.
Montgomery Place is the retirement community at 5550 South Shore Drive.