On this important Shabbat, Shabbat HaGadol, or the great Shabbat, we lean into the collective memory of our people headed toward redemption. Our tradition says that Shabbat is a taste of the world to come, and even more so things Shabbat as we approach our entrance to the Promised Land. Tonight, when you remember this holy moment in our history
Though we live in uncertain and challenging times, we would like to remind you all of the life-cycle of our people. This week, we celebrate a new month, the month of Nisan, as well as the beginning of the 3rd book of the Torah, Vayikrah. These are both reasons to rejoice, to thank God for our tradition, our lives and
On this Shabbat Vayakhel/Pekudei, we remember Michael Jacobson, big brother of founder, David. Just like this portion, he stayed close to his Jewish roots and decorated the Jewish world with his inner beauty and personality. Shabbat Shalom to all! Stay safe and healthy.
Dear Community, We know there is growing concern as the outbreak and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. Caring for the deceased and comforting the mourner have always been our number one priority, and now ensuring the safety and well-being of our community is especially critical at this highly emotional time. We understand. Please know Chicago Jewish Funerals
This week, God shows his people ultimate forgiveness after the Israelites turn away from Him and make the Golden Calf. God gives the two new tablets of our law to Moses and Moses descends Sinai with his face radiating with beams of light. May we all find it in ourselves to forgive our loved ones and lead a life of
On this Shabbat Zachor, we remember reasons why we struggle and our enemies. This is a reminder to us to stay healthy, stay calm and stay united as a people and a community to ensure we are all thriving and well. Shabbat shalom!
God talks this week about how to build the Temple. With the blooming of the kalaniot, it feels like everywhere we walk is holy ground… Shabbat Shalom!
This week we are given a lot of rules to live by and to base our ethics off of. At the very end, Moses goes up to Sinai to receive our living and breathing word of god. May we all have a wonderful Shabbat!
This week, we receive the Torah at Mount Sinai, the watershed moment in which we are given our lifeline, our laws, our blueprint for who we are as a people-hood. May we all continue to find the light and guidance that shines from our most ancient sources. Shabbat Shalom!