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!

Thanks to the generosity of many Solel members, we raised the funds and obtained the furniture and household goods to furnish an apartment in Rogers Park for the refugee family Solel is co-sponsoring with Refugee One.

Time is one of those crazy concepts (sorry Cher, you can’t turn it back, even if you can find a way).  It’s already April and we are in the middle of Passover (I assume that’s when this issue of the Pathfinder is released).  The passage of time, as a father of two, seems even more daunting since my…

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.

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

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…

The youth group ventured out to Orbit Skate Center this month to test their skating skills. Everyone had a great time skating, eating pizza and mozzarella sticks, and hanging out! Our youth group president, Zoe, even won an inflatable unicorn! Now what do we feed it?  

The first Torah portion we read this month is Yitro (Jethro), from the Book of Exodus. Yitro is one of six Torah portions named after a person (Noah, Sarah, Korach, Balak, and Pinchas are the others). Yitro was Moses’ father-in-law and a very righteous person. In Exodus 18:14-23, he tells Moses that he needs to…

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Our December events are worth a thousand words plus one. Here’s to a continued happy, healthy, and prosperous 5778, and the same for 2018. – Michael Schneider Assistant Director of Education, Youth, & Engagement Upcoming January Events: 1/15: MLK, Jr. Day of Service. Volunteering at The…

What a start to December! On Friday, Cantor Jay, Rabbi Ari, and Michael helped put on a ‘Hanukkah Blessings Boot Camp’, where families went from station to station to learn the 3 Hanukkah blessings in unique ways. On Saturday afternoon, Cantor Jay and his Bimbam friends went on a Hanukkah adventure, complete with Maccabee shields!…

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