The ninth day of the month of Av is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar. Although a large number of disasters are said to have befallen the Jews on this day, the major commemoration is of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E.
N.B.: Street closures will affect vehicle access to CRZ from the south this morning. See the parade route below, which includes nearby blocks of Hyde Park Boulevard and 53rd Street.
The Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council has sponsored an Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service for over 90 years. This service is a celebration of the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood’s religious and community diversity, typically featuring readings and chants from diverse religious traditions, musical selections by the Chicago Children's Choir, organ and other vocal or choral music, and a
The High Holidays seem to sneak up on us each year. The time that should be spent emotionally preparing for and doing the real spiritual work for the New Year can often fade, only to get swallowed up by our busy lives. We are then left, as Rabbi Alan Lew wrote, "completely unprepared." But not this year!