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).

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. Most of us know that Martin Luther King actually visited Congregation Solel in 1966 and spoke in our sanctuary. In his inspiring remarks on Rosh…

On Sunday afternoon, October 8, I drove my car into the parking lot of Solel, where I was greeted by many extraordinary women. These women, who have hearts of gold, had their hands full of fresh-baked challah, homemade brownies, cookies, and cut up fresh fruit. We filed into several cars and headed South to eat,…

Thank you to everyone who helped with the bake sale, as well as those who donated gift cards. On Sunday, September 17th, Congregation Solel’s teen youth group ran a bake sale during Lev Solel (Sunday school) to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma relief efforts. In total, over $500 was collected and…

Would you like to help a Waukegan student on their path to college? Waukegan to College is seeking volunteers to help students craft their college admission and scholarship essays.  Volunteers will work with students 11:30-3:00 each day.

How do we decide which issue(s) to work on? Just Congregations follows a model of congregation-based community organizing. The key tool in this model is the personal face-to-face meeting in which members of the Just Congregations core team have individual conversations with congregants to learn who they are, what they care about and why and…

On Sunday afternoon, February 12, about 275 people attended a program to support those seeking refuge in the U.S. and in opposition to current government efforts to ban or hinder refugees. The event was one of seventeen coordinated events held throughout the U.S. as part of a National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees organized by HIAS….

Dr. King was invited to the dedication of Solel, but could not attend. This is the letter Dr. King sent to Rabbi Arnold Wolf on July 15, 1963:

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