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Peering Into the Decision Making Process..

08/05/2020 06:35:56 PM

Aug5

Rabbi David's meaningful teaching encompasses the responsibility we feel as we make these important decisions on behalf of our JRC family.

The Hebrew word for Stamina is “S’viloot,” whose root, Samech/Vet/Lamed (SaVaL) means “to suffer, or to bear a burden.”...Read more...

JRC's Virtual and In-Person Programming Update and FAQs 

07/23/2020 03:31:52 PM

Jul23

As leaders of JRC, we are consistently evaluating the most up-to-date guidelines from state and local governments and the CDC. We had no idea that we would be in this place in mid-July when we closed the building in March. We are as disappointed as all of you that we cannot gather together in person. Many of us are feeling this loss deeply. Virtual programming...Read more...

JRC's Reopening Update and FAQ July 2020

07/09/2020 10:18:23 AM

Jul9

When we first began to shelter in place in March, we yearned for the day when we'd return to normal. It has been a difficult, uncomfortable, and challenging time for everyone. JRC's swift and comprehensive reaction to the coronavirus kept us connected and in community. Acting on our deeply held values of pikuach nefesh (saving lives); caring for the elderly,...Read more...

COVID-19 Update: May 22, 2020, Evanston Interfaith Clergy Letter: Covid-19 and Religious Gatherings

06/05/2020 11:08:09 AM

Jun5

May 22, 2020

 

To: The Evanston Community

From: Evanston Interfaith Clergy

Re: Covid-19 and Religious Gatherings

 

The leaders of the houses of worship throughout Evanston pray that you and your loved ones are well. We are united in our care and concern for the health of our congregants and every member of our beloved community. We join in mourning for all those who have died, are...Read more...

A Glimpse at JRC's Daily COVID-19 Leadership Meetings

05/11/2020 10:45:51 AM

May11

We know many of you are spending a great deal of time in virtual meetings. We thought you might be interested in visiting one of our daily senior leadership meetings. The topics change and range from public health, state directives, technology, serving our community, program planning and more. The senior leadership team wanted you to know we are here and continuing to do the work of JRC.

COVID-19 Update: April 11, 2020, Discussion with Knowledgeable JRC Doctors

04/22/2020 03:50:50 PM

Apr22

JRC is working to help our members stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and its ever-changing implications for our community. Our working group of staff and lay leaders continues talking on a daily basis with health professionals. JRC's board president Elliot Frolichstein-Appel recently had an opportunity to chat with Rhonda Stein and Ed Smolevitz, two married doctors who are long-time JRC members. An edited transcript of that...Read more...

COVID-19 Update: March 31, 2020, Discussion with Knowledgeable JRC Doctors

04/02/2020 12:12:17 PM

Apr2

March 31, 2020:

Here's the interview with Kim and Rob for reference:

https://jewishreconstructionistcongregation.shulcloud.com/covid19-updates?post_id=1032776

JRC is working to help our members stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and its ever-changing implications for our community.  Our working group of staff and lay leaders continues talking on...Read more...

COVID-19 Update: March 16, 2020

03/16/2020 01:28:58 PM

Mar16

March 16, 2020

 

JRC remains dedicated to the well-being and safety of our members, our staff, and our surrounding communities. In this time of illness and trepidation, Judaism obligates us to take responsibility for one another.

 

Our senior leadership, including all clergy, senior staff, and lay leaders, are having daily check-ins with health care professionals to ensure our decisions are...Read more...

COVID-19 Update: March 15, 2020, Discussion with Knowledgeable JRC Doctors

03/16/2020 01:25:43 PM

Mar16

March 15, 2020

JRC is working to stay on top of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ever-changing implications for our community. To do so, we have a working group of staff and lay leaders talking on a daily basis with health professionals. JRC's board president Elliot Frolichstein-Appel recently had an opportunity to chat with Kim Grahl and Rob Feldman, two married doctors who are long-time JRC members. An edited transcript of that...Read more...

COVID-19 Update: March 13, 2020

03/16/2020 01:19:41 PM

Mar16

March 13, 2020

Dear Families,

 

Over the past day, many parents have expressed increased concerns about Coronavirus/COVID-19 and requests for further information about JRC Early Childhood’s response. If you have not already read the email from JRC leadership addressing JRC’s synagogue wide plan, you can view that here. At this time, we have decided to keep the early childhood program open, as the Illinois...Read more...

COVID-19 Updates: March 12, 2020

03/16/2020 01:19:02 PM

Mar16

March 12, 2020

  Kol ha'olam kulo gesher tzar m’od

 

The whole world is a narrow bridge. The main thing is not to be afraid.

In all of our varied communities and locally in our cities, the fear and reality of the spread of COVID-19 is present. We at JRC are dedicated to the...Read more...

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