Congregation Solel’s 5th annual Human Rights Shabbat on March 16th will feature a speaker from American Jewish World Service who 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” their…

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…

Come and volunteer at one of the many activities we’ll have around the building for organizations in need. People of all ages welcome! Mitzvah Day is an annual Solel tradition where Solel families and friends join together to perform Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Solel brings a unique approach to doing acts of Mitzvot by structuring…

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…

We are again collecting school supplies for RefugeeOne, a resettlement service in Chicago. The backpacks will be filled at Mitzvah Day on Sunday, January 14, and donated to RefugeeOne for children of new families. It would help us plan if you can drop the supplies off to Congregation Solel BEFORE January 14, but feel free…

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