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Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs

Special Friday Night Program

Friday, April 20
Services: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
Program: 7:30 p.m.

Come to any or all of the events, as best suits you.

We are offering a special program on Friday, April 20.  Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner follows at approximately 6:45 p.m.  Following dinner, we will hear from Samer Makhlour, the CEO of Zimam, a progressive Palestinian movement, at approximately 7:30 p.m.  

The OneVoice Movement is a global initiative that supports grassroots activists in Israel, Palestine, and internationally who are working to build the human infrastructure needed to create the necessary conditions for a just and negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
They are driven by a vision of an independent and viable Palestine and a secure Israel free from conflict, where Palestinians and Israelis are able to realize their national and individual aspirations, building a future based upon principles of security, justice, dignity and peace. 

Samer Makhlouf is the founding CEO of Zimam, a progressive Palestinian movement that champions non-violence and best-in-class community organizing methods.
Zimam is one of the largest grassroots organizations of its kind and serves as a platform for youth to engage in the process of creating the conditions for conflict resolution, genuine social progress and in building the future state of Palestine. In addition to more than 8 years as the Executive Director of OneVoice Palestine, Samer has extensive experience in a broad range of non-profit and business organizations in the Palestinian Territories. Samer previously served as the Head of Ramallah’s Al Kasaba Theater & Cinematheque Programs & Development Department. As a member of the Palestinian Council for Young Political Leaders, he established a wide network of connection with Palestinian politicians, organizations, and institutes. Samer is also the President of the Jifna Youth Club and the leader/organizer of the Jifna’s Apricot Festival, one of the largest and well known festivals in the Palestinian Territories. Samer is from the West Bank town of Jifna and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Birzeit University and is the first Palestinian Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Rabbi Newman Kamin's Installation

Monday, April 23
8:00 p.m
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Rabbi Newman Kamin will be installed as the President of the International Rabbinical Assembly.  Cantor Simon and the Beth Shalom Bnai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation Choir will provide entertainment.  Dessert reception by PaNosh Catering.

Welcome the Stranger: A Jewish Response to the Refugee Crisis

Shabbat morning, April 28
Services begin at 9:30 a.m.

Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 65 million – more than any time in history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. This is made all the more critical by the recent Executive Orders barring refugees from the United States and the administration’s reduction of the number of refugees admitted to the United States in 2018 to an unconscionably low number. Join Mark Hetfield, President & CEO at HIAS, to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.

Torah Letter Fill In - last chance

Sunday, April 29
This is the last chance to fill in a letter in our new Torah scroll.  Please contact the office to make your pledge and schedule a time.  Space is going fast.  
Contact the office today!

Shabbat Lunch & Learn

"Roe v. Wade: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and the Jewish Perspective"
led by Neil Adelman
May 12
Services begin at 9:30 a.m.

Dinner Club

Tuesday, May 15
6:30 p.m.

Ken's Diner in Skokie
Contact Eileen Liederman to respond.

Shavuot Services and Torah Dedication

Sunday, May 20
9:30 a.m.
Services include the dedication of our new Torah scroll, with our students reading Torah.  Our graduating High School seniors will be honored as well as our Legacy  donors.  Yiskor will take place some time between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.  Kiddush lunch follows.  No charge for lunch, but you MUST make advance reservations so we can have enough food. Click here to respond.


Friday Night Live

June 1
6:00 p.m.




Cantor Simon and the Shabbatones                                         
Rich Cohen - mandolin
Jonah Greenthal - keyboard
Rod Loewenthal - saxophone
Packy Lundholm - percussion
E. Marc Nevins - guitar
Howard Prager - tuba
Donna Rubinson - accordion
Alan Shlachter - oboe/English horn                                                                                                    
Featuring Craig Taubman's and Nava Tehillah's wonderful Shabbat melodies.

A delight for the whole family...all ages love this service!                             

Ongoing Programs

-Rabbi Newman Kamin'sTorah Study
1:15 p.m. (right after minyan)
Starts Oct. 24

-Current Events with Cantor Simon
11:30 a.m.


Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyyar 5778