The Fall Blood Drive on November 11, 2018 was a huge success, setting a new record for units donated at Solel. Thanks to the generosity of Solel members and other members of the community, 73 people donated blood, which will supply 219 units of blood to patients who are in need. Our previous record was 68 units in Spring of 2017.

Congregation Solel is one of eleven synagogues planning and sponsoring the Chicago Jews for Refugees Assembly, which will be held from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago. The Chicago Assembly is part of a multi-city program convened by HIAS to demonstrate support for refugees and…

Join us on August 26th.

This is a ten-day trip with members of Lakeside Congregation and Congregation Solel.

Solel members welcome the Rohingya family Solel is sponsoring at O’Hare on May 17.

It has been a great pleasure to work with our friends at RefugeeOne.  We are continuing to tutor and mentor our sponsored family for several more months and plan to keep in contact with them beyond the minimum required time.  Thank you to all congregants who donated funds, furniture, household goods, and food to make…

The last weekend in May we volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank to drop off donated books and to sort books.  What a fun morning together!

High Holy Days will begin with Rosh Hashanah on Sunday evening, September 9 at 8:00 PM, and continue Monday morning, September 10 at 10:00 AM. Family Services will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM, and a Rosh Hashanah family reception will precede the Family Services at 12:30 PM.
Kol Nidre begins on Tuesday evening, September 18 at 8:00 PM, and we continue the following morning at 10:00 AM for Yom Kippur worship.

Together, on April 29, 2018, we all made history! We both feel so blessed to be your presidents at this time, when we will take old traditions and new customs, and weave them together to form a new reform congregation in Highland Park. We look forward to making new friends, building a better world, and…

In September of this year, three congregants and I plan on summiting Mount Rainier to raise money for Be The Match, an international organization dedicated to saving lives through cellular therapy. In English that means bone marrow and cord blood transplantation, life-saving treatments for those with blood cancer with no more hope. I was the lucky…

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