FIJLL (School)

6th-8th Graders Tropes & Blessings

We are so excited to be learning with our young-adult students in 6-8 grades as some are approaching the age of bar/bat mitzvah and as others continue to engage in lifelong Jewish learning as B'nai Mitzvah.

Here is the updated schedule for our sessions:

  • Sichot/Conversations with Rabbi David Minkus:  January 11, January 18, February 8, March 8, May 17
  • Tropes/Blessings with Cantor Rachel Rosenberg:  December 7, March 15, April 19

Shabbat Potluck Dinner

ChallahJoin us for a Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner this Friday evening, October 24.  Spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 5:45 in the upstairs Chapel, followed immediately by dinner at 6:30 in the Atrium.  Please RSVP to [email protected] by Wednesday, October 22, at 4:30 p.m.  Let us know how many will attend and which vegetarian or dairy dish you will bring.  All ages welcome.  For m

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Orientation Meeting

yad on textFor students in 5th-7th grades and their parents:  Please come to this very important meeting in the Glick Chapel with Rabbi Minkus and Cantor Rosenberg to discuss options for preparing for and celebrating your Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  We know that many families are beginning to think about how they want to mark the occasion and are trying to decide how and where to observe and celebrate – Chicago, Isr

Family Institute

The Family Institute for Jewish Living and Learning meets on Friday afternoons during the school year and on Sunday mornings, 10:00-12:00, for individualized Hebrew language instruction and mentoring.  Meeting on Fridays creates an organic opportunity to transition into and experience Shabbat, in real time.  Our Friday program will begin later than in previous years with a start time of 4:00 pm to allow more time for students to arrive.  We will continue to offer enrichment activities for

Family Institute

The Family Institute for Jewish Living and Learning meets on Friday afternoons during the school year and on Sunday mornings, 10:00-12:00, for individualized Hebrew language instruction and mentoring.  Meeting on Fridays creates an organic opportunity to transition into and experience Shabbat, in real time.  As we welcome Shabbat together, we experience the transition from doing to simply being.  We learn that Shabbat is about letting go of our usual weekday mode of working, acquiring, and

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