Calendar

Upcoming

Holiday

Hanukkah

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24 Kislev 5782 to 2 Tevet 5782

Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends.

Torah Portion

Vayigash

Genesis 44:18−47:27
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7 Tevet 5782
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28

Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18

Event

Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) 101

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11 Tevet 5782
This is a virtual event
This foundational session will help participants to build stronger communities through deeper understanding around the essential need for diversity, and the ways in which we can transform our institutions to create meaningful Jewish experiences, where people of all backgrounds can experience a sense of belonging. The hosts for this call are REDI Director Yolanda Savage Narva and REDI Program Manager Rachel Hall.
Event

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence

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11 Tevet 5782
636 Broadway , Chicago, IL 60007
This is a virtual event
Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Kenneth Stern (Director, Bard Center for the Study of Hate; Author, The Conflict over The Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate), Dr. Sharon Nazarian (Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Anti-Defamation League), Prof. Ira Forman (Adjunct Professor on Anti-Semitism at Georgetown’s Center for Jewish Civilization), James Carroll (National Book Award-winning author, Constantine's Sword:  The Church & the Jews).
Torah Portion

Va-y'chi

Genesis 47:28–50:26
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14 Tevet 5782
Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12

Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28