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…

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…

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 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.

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)…

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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