Rabbi Evan Moffic joined Congregation Solel in July 2009 at age 31, after serving three years at Chicago Sinai Congregation. A class of 2000 graduate of Stanford University, he was ordained by Hebrew Union College in 2006. He is our friend and teacher and leads our clergy and professional team. Our congregation has grown remarkably under his leadership.
Rabbi Moffic also has a national reputation and is the author of three best-selling books, with a fourth set to release in early 2019. He is regularly featured as part of the Religion Panel on Fox and Friends and on CNN, and his articles appear in Huffington Post.
The Chicago Tribune recently described our Rabbi Moffic as “a brilliant antidote to all that divides us. He constructs bridges where others drive wedges” and “the Rabbi we’d love to call our own. Humble, wise and good beyond words.”
Rabbi Moffic is married to Rabbi Arielle Poster Moffic, who is the Director of CoHere Chicago. They are the proud parents of two children, Hannah (2007) and Allie (2009).
A Message From Rabbi Moffic:
“Solel is a Hebrew word meaning ‘pathfinder,’ and our congregation is one that seeks to respect and engage members of our community on their paths to Jewish life.
Among our core values are a 1) welcoming of diversity, 2) a love of learning, 3)warm and joy-filled worship, and 4) a commitment to social justice in our community and in our world.
We have a large geographic footprint across the Chicago area, drawing congregants from the city, North Shore and Northwest suburbs. At the same time, we maintain a size that allows our members to get to know one another and worship together on the High Holy Days.
We have a strong commitment to interfaith couples, their children and extended families; we offer support, learning and a place to feel at home. Our Religious School offers programs for children of all ages, and we have an outstanding array of adult learning classes and activities.
As our first Rabbi, Arnold Wolf, put it: ‘Learning isn’t everything. It is, profoundly, the only thing.’
We are a growing home for all who seek a connection to Jewish life. To get acquainted or learn more, I encourage you to contact me any time.”
Email Rabbi Moffic or call 847-433-3555 and ask for his assistant Amy.