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…

Cantor Jay O’Brien invites kids and adults to bring guitars, drums, voices, and any other instruments you may have for a fun, informal music jam session followed by havdalah! No experience necessary! The only requirement is to have fun!! Feel free to contact Cantor O’Brien with any questions at cantorobrien@gmail.com

Guest Speaker: Essie Shachar-Hill is a recent MSW graduate from the Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan. They now work as the Chicago Education and Training Manager for Keshet, the nation’s leading organization working for LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish life. They have worked for numerous social justice and youth empowerment organizations and…

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…

For more information and questions, please contact Lynn Salit: lcs218@comcast.net April 11 at 10:00 am:  Bertrand Court, by Michelle Brafman I “SHHH: Baby #5 and Danny Weiss” “Two Truths and a Lie” “Sylvia’s Spoon” “What Hannah Never Knew”   April 25 at 10:00 am:  Bertrand Court, by Michelle Brafman II “Ripe” “January” “The #42”  …

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…

Please feel free to drop in on this supportive group that discusses a wide range of topics. For more information, please email Ashley Plotnick at soleleducator@gmail.com.

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