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SPECIAL CLASSES AND EVENTS
Friday, May 10: Kabbalat Shabbat: Services begin at 6:30pm.
Saturday, May 11: Shabbat: Services begin at 10:00am
Saturday, May 11: Junior Congregation at 10:30am and Tot Shabbat at 11:00am. We will be honoring Matthew Hilker in thanks for his leadership, and celebrating with a special Kiddush lunch!
Services the week of May 12: Please join us and make a minyan
Friday, May 17: Western Suburbs Shabbat - 7:00pm in Oakbrook. RSVP to the office
Friday, May 17: Kabbalat Shabbat: Services begin at 6:30pm.
Saturday, May 18: Shabbat: Services begin at 10:00am
Sunday, May 19: Morning Minyan will be held at 9:00am
KOVEN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Guest Speaker and Book Signing with Rabbi Sid Schwarz: May 19 at 10:30 AM. Rabbi Sid Schwarz founder of PANIM and a senior fellow at Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership will speak on the topic in his newest book, "Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future." The American Jewish community is riddled with doubts about the viability of the institutions that well served the Jewish community of the 20th century. Synagogues, federations and Jewish membership organizations have yet to figure out how to meet the changing interests and needs of the next generation. This talk will look at the social norms that are shaping the habits and lifestyles of younger American Jews and suggest four guiding principles that can actually lead to a renaissance in Jewish life. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Donations Needed! In Hebrew, EZRA means HELP. The Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-ServiceCenter (MSC) in Chicago, provides services to alleviate homelessness, hunger, unemployment, and other self-sufficiency barriers to living with dignity for individuals and families living in Chicago's north side. During May and June, Sisterhood is collecting hygiene products for EZRA participants. Please consider donating any of the following products:
Donations may be left in the bin in the coat room. Interested in becoming an EZRA volunteer or learning more about their services? Contact TOV at 312.357.4762.
S.T.A.R. - Suburban Thursday Afternoon Retirees.: Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Guralnick Chapel
June 9 - The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois presents "Digging Deeper, Researching our Ancesteors with Technology" at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie. Included in the programming is a new mini-conference of 2 sessions in the afternoon for 6th-12th graders. In addition to many local speakers, we have two speakers coming in from out of town - the managing director of jewishgen.org, and a technology person from ancestry.com who will teach us about the software database program, Family Tree Maker. For details please go to target="blank">www.jgsi.org/conference2013.
Camp Ramah Summer Jobs: Still looking for that dream job for this summer? Come join the team at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin! We are looking for high school graduates to fill the following positions for the full summer (June 11-August 12):
If you are interested in any of these positions, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact Camp Director Jacob Cytryn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Camp Ramah in Wisconsin at www.ramahwisconsin.com.
Genetic Education and Screening: Registration is now open for the Center for Jewish Genetic's Summer 2013 Genetic Education and Screening Program for Young Jewish Adults, featuring an expanded panel of 18 disorders. Program includes dinner, an educational presentation and genetic screening for 18 disorders.
Pre-registration required and only takes three easy steps! Programs fill extremely quickly. Contact Taryn Gluskin TarynGluskin@juf.org to receive a registration form. Program fee: $180 per person. These tests usually cost more than $3,000! (Alternative payments available; please inquire for more information.) Visit www.jewishgenetics.org/disorders for the full list of disorders.
Synagogue Skills Class: Join Cantor Figa on Sunday mornings at 9:30 to learn all you'll need to know about daily and Shabbat services. No class on Sunday, May 5th. Last class before summer break will be May 19th. Everyone is welcome to attend this informative and interactive class.
My Thursdays with Torah: Weekly Torah study classes with Rabbi Damsky. Come join the learning and the fun as we engage in the teachings of our tradition enhanced by lively discussion. June 13 will be our last class before our summer break begins. 10:00-11:00 am.
An Unforgettable 8-day Jewish Summer Experience for Teens! Spend summer 2013 with Or Tzedek, JCUA's teen institute for social justice. Or Tzedek's summer program is an 8-day overnight summer experience in which Jewish high school teens (participants must have completed Grade 9) gain leadership skills, strengthen their Jewish identity, and further their commitment to social justice through hands-on experience. Create change in Chicago's diverse communities with leaders on the forefront of activism and organizing. If you have any questions about Or Tzedek, please contact Rebecca, manager of teen programs, at 312-663-0960 ext.124 or email@example.com. Check out our website, jcua.org for more information. Change your world. Pursue justice. If not now, when?