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Good afternoon Chevrei: I hope this bulletin meets you well and making life matter. I have a number of things to announce here. First, a volunteer and I are working on a special Torah Toast activity, which aims to provide a webinar on parenting and grandparenting through this COVID-19 crisis. Of course, as always, Torah Toast is open to anybody who’d like to participate. We’ll keep you posted. The program is coming soon. Second, I hope you’ll take a moment to look at the various learning opportunities and other forms of engagement. We have offerings almost daily and throughout the day. And, if you can’t make it at a given time, we record most of our classes. In addition, we are working on so

A Few Words From ...

Shalom Chevrei: Shavua tov! We hope this note finds you and yours coping, resilient, and hopefully healthy. While I have sent out a version of this letter to religious school parents and faculty, Cantor Friedman and I wanted to take a moment to reach out to everyone. We are wondering how your Passover went - and the holiday season in general. We are eager to hear about new insights, challenges, triumphs, and heartaches. If you'd like a call, please let me or Cantor Friedman know. We are making our way little by little through the directory, but we are happy to get to you sooner. We have some updates for you, one of which won't come as a surprise. Due to the fact that Governor Pritzker has cl

Wishing you a meaningful and healthy Pesach

Shalom Chevrei: Just a short note as Passover arrives. I know that some of us have seder plans and other newfangled ways we are celebrating Pesach. I also know some of us will be alone - stuck because of Covid-19 and perhaps uncertain what else to do. Keep an eye on our programming schedule for ways you can join us as a community in our virtual village. And, remember Cantor Friedman and I are just a phone call away. Cantor can be reached at 312-933-8845. And, I can be reached at 860-966-5669. Don’t hesitate to call either one of us. If you’re feeling despondent or even suicidal, call the C4 Crisis Line at 773-769-0205 and ask to speak to a crisis worker. A zissen Pesach! Stay well! Be safe.

Passover Resources: A Curated List, Short & Sweet

Shalom Chevrei: On Shabbat, we reflected on the transformation of Jewish symbols over time, namely the Ner Tamid (the eternal light), we reminded ourselves that things we may assume are unchanging do in fact change. We also thought about how the dos pintele Yid, the essential Jewish spark within, goes with us wherever we go. So even if we are not at 5959 North Sheridan Road, we can fan the flames of Jewish passion and mentschlikeit - not to mention human dignity and freedom - wherever we are. Hopefully, this perspective is helpful as we move into our Passover season, which will look much different this year than any other. While Passover is always different than all other nights, we enter a

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