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SPECIAL CLASSES AND EVENTS
Saturday, June 1: 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 June 2: Please join us and make a minyan
Saturday, June 8 - Bat Mitzvah, Ariella Kahan-Harth
Services begin at 10:00am
Friday, June 7: Kabbalat Shabbat: Services begin at 6:30pm.
Saturday, June 8: Shabbat: Services begin at 10:00am
Sunday, June 9: Morning Minyan will be held at 9:00am
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is accepting donations to help those impacted by the devastating tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area. Chicagoans may contribute online at www.juf.org/relief, by calling (312) 444-2869, or by sending a check to the Jewish Federation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund, Room 3022, 30 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60606. The Chicago Federation will absorb all administrative costs, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to aid those most grievously affected.
Saturday, June 15 at 10:00am is Sisterhood Shabbat.Please contact Carol Flank to participate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Speaker, Saturday, June 22
Being Conservative in Israel: Shabbat Learning, after Kiddush on June 22. Susie Dovskin, an active lay leader and teacher in the Conservative Masorti Movement, will give insight to being a Conservative Jew in Orthodox Israel. Join us after Kiddush.June 6 - we will be joining Hadassah for a lunch and program.
June 23 is the WSTHZ early childhood program trike-a-thon from 10:00am-1:00pm. Contact Ilana Marczak in the office for details.
June 23 - Sacred Spaces: Oak Park-River Forest House of Worship Walk -The OPRF Community of Congregations and The Historical Society of OPRF present Sacred Spaces: Oak Park-River Forest House of Worship Walk on Sunday, June 23,2:00-5:00pm. Discover the rich architecture, history and faith traditions of seven Oak Park and River Forest houses of worship, including WSTHZ. Tickets may be purchased now for $15 online, saving $5 off the $20 day-of-walk price. Go to http://www.oprfhistory.org for details or call 708.848.6755. Call the temple office to volunteer to be a greeter/host during this event.
Shalom Chicago. Wednesday, June 26th.
Explore the rich history of Chicago's Jewish community and discover its lasting impact on the city. From Maxwell Street and Lawndale to Hyde Park and suburban Skokie, Jews have helped shape the history of Chicago neighborhoods, religion, industry, labor, art and politics.Plan to join us to tour this fascinating exhibit, at the Chicago History Museum, Clark Street & North Avenue on Wednesday, June 26th at 9:15 a.m. $12 seniors & $14 adults. We will carpool from the temple parking lot or plan to meet us in the museum's lobby at 10:00 a.m. Public parking is available one block north of the museum. Parking validation is available. We can also enjoy a light lunch (mixed greens, yogurt, fruit plate, bagel) at the museum's North & Clark Cafe.
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, July 21 - Early Childhood Open House at 4:00pm and Member and Prospective Member BBQ at 5:00pm.
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, August 25 - Seventh Annual Golf Outing and Picnic.
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:
toothpaste (any size) shampoo (any size) conditioner (any size)
bar soap deodorant lotion
baby wipes Q-tips toilet paper
Pampers feminine hygiene 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.
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. 10:00-11:00am. No class on Thursday, May 30. June 13 will be our last class before our summer break begins.
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. The dates are July 14-21 and August 4-11. 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?
S.T.A.R. - Suburban Thursday Afternoon Retirees
Every Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm in our Guralnick Chapel
June 12 - Join STAR at Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a rehearsal performance. Approximate meeting time 11:00 A.M. Return around 3:00 P.M. Transportation and box lunch provided. Reservations Required. Call ASAP to Sandra Sokol at 848-1731.
June 20 - Dr. David Ansell will talk to us about his book about Cook County Hospital. Please join us and bring friends and acquaintances .....
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Sunday, June 9, 2013. There will be a free, family friendly, daylong public event in honor of the Museum's 20th Anniversary at the Sheraton Chicago from 10 am - 5 pm. The program will feature opportunities to engage in unique and meaningful ways with Museum curators and researchers and to learn more about the Museum's archival materials and current projects. The event will also include a special Tribute at 11 am to local Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register at www.ushmm.org/neveragain. In addition to the program at the Sheraton Chicago, an evening concert - Annelies - The Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank - will take place at 6 pm at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance in Millenium Park. Made possible by the generosity of Mesirow Financial, the tickets for the concert are also free of charge and may be obtained by calling 312-334-7777. Please use the code: USHMM when ordering your tickets.
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 www.jgsi.org/conference2013.
June 9 - The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois presents,
"Digging Deeper, Researching our Ancesteors with Technology" at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie.
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.
Tuesday, June 11
3480 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Tuesday, August 6
5959 North Sheridan Road, Chicago
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/disorde
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website, jcua.org for more information. Change your world. Pursue justice. If not now, when?