We are again collecting school supplies for RefugeeOne, a resettlement service in Chicago. The backpacks will be filled at Mitzvah Day on Sunday, January 14, and donated to RefugeeOne for children of new families. It would help us plan if you can drop the supplies off to Congregation Solel BEFORE January 14, but feel free…

On Friday, January 12 at Shabbat services at 7:30 pm, students from Solel and CBO (College Bound Opportunities) will join together in honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspiring wisdom about courage, love, justice and peace. The program will consist of videos, choral singing, and oral interpretation of passages from King’s writings. We know you will enjoy this special…

Please save the date! As the concluding program in our 60th Anniversary Celebration, Solel will honor Rabbi Emeritus, Dov Taylor’s 50th Year in the Rabbinate and welcome him as he returns for a Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, April 27-29. Rabbi Taylor will deliver a Shabbat evening sermon Friday, April 27th. The service will be followed by a…

When I was kid, we tended not to travel during the winter holidays because of my dad’s job. As a psychiatrist, he knew the holidays were a time when loneliness often led people to feelings of severe depression. He needed to be there for them because loneliness is so painful. We feel cut off from others….

Despite dropping temperatures and the dimming of daylight, most of us recognize that December is also a month of joy and celebration. While all around us the air becomes colder and the daylight hours shorter and shorter, the customs of winter holidays and festivals bring light and warmth to our homes and communities. Many faith…

A Profile of…. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Historically, Solel is known as a pathfinder congregation in many areas but — most of all —around Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through acts of social justice and social activism. In last month’s issue of the Pathfinder, we provided an overview of all of…

Join us for a warm and wonderful weekend of learning, worship, and friendship with Rabbi Evan Moffic. Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236 Please call the office at (847) 433-3555 by December 31 with a deposit of $150/person to reserve your spot. Payment payable by check or credit card. For…

Mitzvah Day is an annual Solel tradition where Solel families and friends join together to perform Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Solel brings a unique approach to doing acts of Mitzvot by structuring the day around hands-on activities with representatives and speakers from a variety of social service agencies that benefit from our assistance. Lev Solel…

It’s hard to believe it’s already December, and in several weeks, we will welcome in a New Year, 2018! The word “welcome” inspires me! Welcoming guests, hachnasat orchim, seems to come naturally and effortlessly to our members. Hospitality is a powerful way to model kindness. When we open our spiritual home to others, with full…

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