Congregation Solel is dedicated to preparing the children of our congregation to participate fully and meaningfully in Jewish life. Lev Learning, the heart of Learning, is our Jewish religious school experience. Our classrooms foster sacred community, as well as a respect and love of Judaism, its history, traditions, and values. We work with students to understand how these values relate to our current world and their lives, with a focus on student connection, engagement, and enjoyment.

Our students are active participants in Jewish prayer, learning to decode Hebrew, and finding meaning in our ancient liturgy, often through music or art. Project-based learning and responsive classroom techniques are used in our classrooms to encourage depth of learning.  Most importantly, we aim to create an environment within Lev where students are engaged and happy learners, and want to continue their Jewish learning beyond their school years.

Read a letter from Ashley Plotnick, our Director of Congregational Learning, further discussing the core values of Lev Learning as a learning community.

Lev Learning Schedule

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Sunday mornings, 9:45 am-12:00 pm
3rd – 6th Grade: Sunday mornings, 9:45 am-12:00 pm and Tuesday afternoons, 4:15-5:45 pm
7th Grade: Tuesday afternoons, 4:15-5:45 pm, twice per month (including monthly dinners with Rabbi Moffic)
8th – 12th Grade: Sunday afternoons, 12:15-2:00 pm, twice per month (lunch included) and monthly dinners with our clergy for 10th grade.  10th grade confirmation students can also participate in a weekend trip with the rabbi to New York City or Washington D.C.

Lev Learning Calendar

Register for Lev Learning here:

Register for the 2018-2019 school year here.

Contact Us

Director of Congregational Learning, Ashley Plotnick
Learn more about Ashley
Assistant Director of Education, Youth, & Engagement, Michael Schneider
Learn more about Michael
Phone: (847) 433-3417
Email Ashley, Email Michael

Madrichim (Teen Teaching Assistants)

Sign-up for the 2018-2019 Madrichim program here.
To learn more about the program, please read this job description.

Our Youth Group

Find out more about upcoming Youth Group Events

College Connection

Find out more about our college outreach program the College Connection

Lev Learning This Week

Events for week of January 13, 2019

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Sun 13th

Pre-K – 6th Grade

January 13 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Parent Tot Class

January 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

8th-12th Grade

January 13 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 14th
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Tue 15th

3rd-6th Grade

January 15 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Wed 16th
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Upcoming Events: Lev Learning

Sun 20

Pre-K – 6th Grade

January 20 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 20

Power of 1 Day @ Lev Learning

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 21

Youth Group – MLK Jr. Day Off

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 22

3rd-6th Grade

January 22 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Tue 22

7th Grade

January 22 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Sun 27

Pre-K – 6th Grade

January 27 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 27

8th-12th Grade

January 27 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 29

3rd-6th Grade

January 29 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Feb 01

Sharing Shabbat

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Feb 02

Youth Group – 4th Annual Chicago Wolves Game

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Feb 03

Pre-K – 6th Grade

February 3 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 03

Parent Tot Class

February 3 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

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