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
Jonathan Taylor and Josh Harlow were both raised Jewish, claiming ancestors from the Ukraine, in the villages of Bershnitz and Monasterishtche. While the Ukrainian-Jewish communities in these villages have long since disappeared, victims of pogroms and the Holocaust, some traditions remain amongst the diaspora. Strikingly, both grew up with a set of songs, intended to be sung on Passover, that are traced back to their respective ancestral villages and are, so far as they know, completely unique to their families.
"Halleluyah! Celebrating old traditions newly reinterpreted and new traditions just being born."
Part of the conference, "Hallel v’Zimra: Jewish Liturgical Music, Present and Future."
KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard.
The Centerpieces for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies presents poet Irena Klepfisz
Reading: 1:30PM in 140 Harper Memorial Library
For your information, the Congregation Rodfei Zedek Atrium will once again serve as a polling place. The Atrium is fully occupied, but there are no restrictions on access to the building. Please contact the office if you have questions.
Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School's Annual Fundraiser Brunch honoring
-Sharon Vadeboncoeur: Legacy in Education Award
-Peter and Sara Price: Professional and Community Leadership Award
-Jason Loeb: Distinguished Alumni Award
Find tickets and adbook purchase links here
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.