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.

The Jewish people have a very credible claim on tending the earth. There is no doubt that we are admonished, warned and compelled to value, guard and protect. We have a holiday to celebrate trees that predates Arbor Day by thousands of years. Rabbi Lester Bronstein beautifully articulates, “Becoming responsible for the garden is our…

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.

Congregation Solel celebrated its ninth annual Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative Shabbat on January 12. Ashley Plotnick, Solel’s Director of Congregational Learning, opened the service by recalling Solel’s historic and ongoing commitment to advancing social justice and recalling Dr. King’s appearance on Solel’s pulpit on June 30, 1966. Six area high school students, representing Highland…

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. On November 19, we hosted Susan Trieschmann, Founder and Executive Director of Curt’s Café after Shabbat services. Curt’s (which stands for Cultivating Unique Restaurant Training)…

A Profile of… Reform Illinois 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. Last month, the Solel Board of Directors voted to take this one step further — agreeing to join the new…

Jewish War Veterans are collecting for Mitzvah Day on Sunday, January 14! Please feel free to bring any of the following to Congregation Solel between now and January 14: Travel-size toiletries Toothbrush holders Shaving cream Razors Single-pack tissues Magazines Nut-free candy Nut-free granola/power bars Chewing gum Beef jerky Playing cards Envelopes Socks (ideally white, above…

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…

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…

Looking to volunteer this holiday season? Check out these events from the JUF’s TOV Network. If you are interested in helping out, or if you have any questions, please contact Solel members Liz Cohen (elizabeth_cohen@ymail.com) or Nicole Cohen (nicolepristash@yahoo.com).

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