Educational Shabbat around the study in observance of Shavuot. Lou Hellebusch will speak about VOCEL (Early Childhood Education in Chicago.

Environmental Shabbat in celebration of Earth Day. Guest Speakers: Liz Ettelson, Natural Areas Restoration Technician and Volunteer Coordinator at Heller Nature Center Joshua Basofin, Environmental Attorney Liz Ettleson, will join a high school scout to explain and excite about flood relief through a rain garden. Joshua Basofin Bio: Joshua Basofin has worked in the environmental field…

Social Action Meeting at Lakeside Congregation. The featured guest for the meeting is Henry Moss from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He is going to review what CCL is all about and the initiatives we might want to pursue as a new Chapter. In addition, he will discuss CCL’s International Conference and Lobby Day June 10-12…

Congregation Solel’s 5th annual Human Rights Shabbat on March 16th will feature guest speaker Dena Weiss, Development Associate at AJWS Chicago. Dena will speak about the work that AJWS is doing with the Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh. The Rohingya are being persecuted and massacred by the Burmese military in an effort to “ethnically cleanse”…

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)…

We hope this Shabbat will raise awareness for the Social Justice platforms recently endorsed by Solel in conjunction with the  (RAC).  The RAC is the political lobbying branch of the Reform movement (URJ) and they are working hard to address the injustices in our society. Brit Olam Shabbat is an opportunity for our community to reaffirm…

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