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Congregation Solel

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1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
(847) 433-3555 www.solel.org

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February 2018
24
February
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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24
February
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
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24
February
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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24
February
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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A Look at the Music & Culture of the Jews of Uganda with Cantor O’Brien

Please join us for this one-hour class followed by a Havdalah Jam with Cantor O’Brien.

24
February
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Havdalah Jam

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  

25
February
9:45 am — 12:00 pm
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26
February
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

26
February
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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27
February
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Mussar: Mindful Living with Ashley Plotnick

  How might we bring deeper awareness into our lives?    Ashley Plotnick will introduce us to the concept of Mussar, a Jewish ethical practice which invites us to refine the way we relate to the world and each other through an exploration of our character traits.  Ashley holds advanced degrees in Jewish studies, social work, education, and spiritual direction.  She hopes to bring her love of mussar to anyone seeking greater meaning and connection in their lives.   Classes…

March 2018
01
March
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Adult Intermediate Hebrew Reading Class

Do you love learning Hebrew, but wish you could have a group to practice with?? Then join us!! January 4 – March 22, 2018 Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Congregation Solel Reading Room Instructor: Solel member Beth Sanchez This course is designed for congregants who are comfortable reading basic Hebrew. Students will continue to develop fluency in Hebrew prayer book reading. For more information, please contact Beth Sanchez: julidani@aol.com

02
March
5:30 pm — 6:30 pm
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Artist Reception with Lee Radtke & Peter Hanig

Please join us for an artist reception on Friday, March 2 at 5:30 pm. Lee Radtke Artist Statement I began painting seriously after a successful career as a Product Designer and Retail Store Designer. I started as a plein air painter (a most difficult choice for a beginner). My art training came mainly from workshops, and by watching, reading and listening. I started with the PAPC (Plein Air Painters of Chicago) headed by Scott Powers. We met every Saturday morning…

03
March
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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03
March
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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04
March
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Tour of Congregation Solel

Three tours have been scheduled to enable members of both congregations to better envision how the Solel facility can accommodate a combined congregation: Sunday, February 11 at 12:30pm Sunday, March 4 at 3:00pm Sunday, March 11 at 12:30pm

04
March
3:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Solel & Lakeside Combined Town Hall Meeting

Members of Congregation Solel and Lakeside Congregation are invited to hear and be heard and learn more information about the potential fusion between Lakeside Congregation and Congregation Solel.

05
March
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

05
March
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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05
March
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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06
March
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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07
March
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Downtown Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Moffic

Join Rabbi Moffic for a special class as he reflects on events of both Jewish and broader public interest. We will gather at Jenner and Block. We will supply lunch, with attendees splitting the costs. Everyone is welcome to bring friends who are interested in learning more about Solel. Please RSVP with Amy at amy@solel.org. For security reasons, we need to have a list of names.

07
March
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

08
March
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Adult Intermediate Hebrew Reading Class

Do you love learning Hebrew, but wish you could have a group to practice with?? Then join us!! January 4 – March 22, 2018 Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Congregation Solel Reading Room Instructor: Solel member Beth Sanchez This course is designed for congregants who are comfortable reading basic Hebrew. Students will continue to develop fluency in Hebrew prayer book reading. For more information, please contact Beth Sanchez: julidani@aol.com

10
March
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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10
March
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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11
March
12:15 pm — 2:00 pm
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11
March
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
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Tour of Congregation Solel

Three tours have been scheduled to enable members of both congregations to better envision how the Solel facility can accommodate a combined congregation: Sunday, February 11 at 12:30pm Sunday, March 4 at 3:00pm Sunday, March 11 at 12:30pm

12
March
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

14
March
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

15
March
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Adult Intermediate Hebrew Reading Class

Do you love learning Hebrew, but wish you could have a group to practice with?? Then join us!! January 4 – March 22, 2018 Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Congregation Solel Reading Room Instructor: Solel member Beth Sanchez This course is designed for congregants who are comfortable reading basic Hebrew. Students will continue to develop fluency in Hebrew prayer book reading. For more information, please contact Beth Sanchez: julidani@aol.com

16
March
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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16
March
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Human Rights Shabbat

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 country. This has created a refugee crisis as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee these atrocities.  

17
March
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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17
March
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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19
March
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

20
March
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Jewish War Veterans Meeting with Guest Speaker: Rabbi Evan Moffic

Rabbi Evan Moffic will speak about “Ethics in Times of War: A Jewish View”.

21
March
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

24
March
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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24
March
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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24
March
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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24
March
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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25
March
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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Women’s Seder (Advance Registration)

Join us for dinner with song, wine, friendship, freedom and Tikkun Olam! Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and friends are welcome. Daughters 5th grade and older are welcome and encouraged to attend. Cost: $36/person, or $360 to reserve table of ten Bring: A Passover-friendly nut-free side dish or a dessert to serve 8-10 people. RSVP: by March 19 Please print the form attached here or stop by Solel to pick one up and return it to the office by March 19.

26
March
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

26
March
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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28
March
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

31
March
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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31
March
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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April 2018
04
April
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Downtown Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Moffic

Join Rabbi Moffic for a special class as he reflects on events of both Jewish and broader public interest. We will gather at Jenner and Block. We will supply lunch, with attendees splitting the costs. Everyone is welcome to bring friends who are interested in learning more about Solel. Please RSVP with Amy at amy@solel.org. For security reasons, we need to have a list of names.

04
April
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

07
April
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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07
April
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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09
April
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

09
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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11
April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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11
April
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

14
April
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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14
April
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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15
April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Concert: Gershwin and Beyond! with Cantor Jay

Please join us on Sunday April 15th for a special musical presentation entitled: “Gershwin and Beyond!” Our program features a delightful mix of classic and contemporary selections from the American Musical Theater repertoire, specially highlighting the contributions of Jewish American composers and lyricists to this enduring art form. Cantor Jay will be joined by Solel’s own music director Russell Stern, as well as Cantorial Soloist Laurie Akers of Or Shalom in Vernon Hills. The hour long musical presentation will be…

16
April
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

17
April
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Jewish War Veterans Meeting with Guest Speaker: Rabbi Evan Moffic

Rabbi Evan Moffic will speak about “Ethics in Times of War: A Jewish View”.

18
April
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

20
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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20
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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21
April
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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21
April
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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21
April
5:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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23
April
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

23
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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25
April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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25
April
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

27
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Dov Taylor

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend at Congregation Solel April 27-29, 2018  with Rabbi Emeritus Dov Taylor Join us! As the concluding program in our 60th Anniversary Celebration, Solel will honor Rabbi Emeritus Dov Taylor’s 50th year in the rabbinate and welcome him as he returns for a Scholar-in Residence weekend. Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Taylor’s Shabbat evening sermon: “Know Whence Thou Comest and Whither Thou Art Going” The service will be followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat, including home-baked sweets.…

27
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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Rabbi Taylor’s Sermon at Shabbat Evening Services

Rabbi Taylor’s Shabbat evening sermon: “Know Whence Thou Comest and Whither Thou Art Going” The service will be followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat, including home-baked sweets.

28
April
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Emeritus Dov Taylor

Shabbat morning Torah study: “Song of Songs: Reading Out and Reading In” As Spring/Passover is the time to study the biblical “Song of Songs,” Rabbi Taylor will focus on what two thousand years of rabbinic commentaries have found in and read into this most glorious love poetry. The text will be available for participants.

28
April
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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28
April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Havdalah Jam

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

29
April
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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Class with Rabbi Emeritus Dov Taylor

“Telling Tales Out of School: 50 Years and Counting” Foregoing contemporary Jewish issues this year, Rabbi Taylor will share some of the most memorable experiences in his fifty years in the rabbinate.

30
April
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

This class is part of a two-year process culminating in an adult b’nai mitzvah celebration in the Spring of 2019. For more information please email Beth Sanchez at julidani@aol.com

30
April
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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May 2018
02
May
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Downtown Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Moffic

Join Rabbi Moffic for a special class as he reflects on events of both Jewish and broader public interest. We will gather at Jenner and Block. We will supply lunch, with attendees splitting the costs. Everyone is welcome to bring friends who are interested in learning more about Solel. Please RSVP with Amy at amy@solel.org. For security reasons, we need to have a list of names.

02
May
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

05
May
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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05
May
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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07
May
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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08
May
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Jewish War Veterans Meeting with Guest Speaker: Rabbi Evan Moffic

Rabbi Evan Moffic will speak about “Ethics in Times of War: A Jewish View”.

09
May
10:00 am — 11:00 am
Join
09
May
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

11
May
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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11
May
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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12
May
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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12
May
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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15
May
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Women’s Rosh Hodesh Adar Celebration

Rosh Hodesh is a celebration of ourselves, our uniqueness as women, and our relationship with each other.  Join us as we bring light and renewal and reflection into the new year. Make new friends, see familiar faces, and learn more about ourselves! 7:00-7:20 pm – Social time – get to know the other women of Solel and nosh. 7:20-7:50 pm – Rosh Hodesh ritual led by Solel member Judith Golden. 7:50-9:00 pm – Activity led by Solel members. Please RSVP to Michelle Raz at soleloffice@solel.org.

16
May
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

18
May
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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19
May
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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19
May
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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19
May
4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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23
May
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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23
May
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Wise Aging

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.

26
May
9:15 am — 10:15 am
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26
May
10:35 am — 11:35 am
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