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A Great Finish to the Year!
I am writing this article while packing for our Men’s Club trip to Israel and by the time you read this, I will be back from the trip – and I’m sure it will be an amazing time! I would like to publicly thank Rabbi Melman for everything he did to make this trip possible. Before I was even Men’s Club President, I went to Rabbi Melman and told him I really wanted to make this happen and we did it. Rabbi Melman put together an amazing itinerary that was interesting to people no matter how many times they have been to Israel. We brought nineteen people to Israel including three men who had never been to Israel before. Feel free to stop me and ask me about the trip, or if you are planning a trip and want some ideas, reach out as well.
This being the combined December/January article, we start what we call “our busy season” at Congregation Beth Shalom. On Sunday, December 2nd we are doing two different Chanukah Bashes – a fun breakfast program from birth-pre-K in the morning during school, and an afternoon program after school for K-5th grade. Come kickoff Chanukah with us!
In January, our first breakfast on January 13 will feature the Anti-Defamation League’s Regional Director of the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest area, Lonnie Nasatir. Lonnie joined us several years ago for an engaging discussion and with everything going on in America we thought it would be a good time to bring him back for this important discussion. The following Sunday, January 20, as part of Diversity Weekend at Congregation Beth Shalom, we have invited Imam Hazim Fazlic from The Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago to join us and talk about how we can all come together. January 27th ends the month with our annual JUF Brunch featuring Yochi Dreazen.
We will be having such great speakers in January – please come join us at these or any of our programs.