Congregation Solel is fiercely dedicated to social justice and Tikkun Olam. I’m proud to share that we have a meaningful opportunity to help a family in need. Congregation Solel is partnering with RefugeeOne to sponsor a refugee family, and aid in resettling them for their first six months in Chicago.

This course is designed for congregants who are comfortable reading basic Hebrew. Students will continue to develop fluency in Hebrew prayer book reading.

Mazel Tov to Michael Schneider on completing the Certificate in Jewish Leadership program at Spertus Institute.

Solel guest artists for the month are Lee Radtke and Peter Hanig.

We are currently collecting items in the categories below for our time capsule, and we will bury it under a marker near Solel’s West entrance on May 19th.  We will dig it up 18 years from now to discover how things have changed during that time! Please bring your items into Solel at anytime between…

Partnership with Faith in Action Volunteer Drivers begins April 15  We are pleased to welcome a new transportation resource to Solel. Faith in Action Volunteers is an interfaith organization which offers escorted transportation at no charge, for members who need extra help because of age, illness or disability.  Volunteers will meet you at your door,…

I was amazed and grateful for the thoughtful, intelligent questions, that I heard being asked at the town hall meetings last month, where we discussed the possible fusion of Congregation Solel and Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism. The questions touched on a variety of issues ranging from finances, leadership, buildings and education, but the most…

On the last Saturday of February, many congregants from the Solel and Lakeside communities gathered together in our sanctuary for a learning session focused on the music and culture from one of the most unique and vibrant Jewish communities in the world today: the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. For those unable to attend this learning…

Franz Kafka tells the story of a little girl who was late arriving home one day. Her mother asked her where she was. The girl said that she saw her friend Ruthie on her way home, and Ruthie’s doll had broken. “Did you help her fix it?” her mother asked. “No,” the girl replied, “I…

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