Please Note: this service will be at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St., Evanston. There will not be a concurrent service at JRC.
One Jewish Evanston Social Justice Shabbat Service
Friday evening, January 13, 2017, at Beth Emet Synagogue
JRC will join other Evanston Jewish congregations for a special Erev Shabbat service, followed by dinner and a panel discussion including our own Rabbi Weiss.
Registration is required for this event. Payment is only required for guests who wish to attend the dinner.
5:45pm Oneg Shabbat
6:15pm Shabbat service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and dedicated to the voices and sounds of justice. Led by Rabbis Rachel Weiss and Andrea London and Cantors Howard Friedland and Susan Lewis Friedman.
7:15pm Kiddush and dinner
8:15pm Panel Discussion "Dear Mr. President: Jewish Approaches to Social Justice Issues"
As this is the Shabbat prior to Martin Luther King's birthday panelists will respond to the question: What can Jewish tradition offer to help the incoming U.S. administration meet today's challenges?
One Jewish Evanston is a consortium of six Evanston communities: Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, the Lomdim Chavurah, Minyan Shirat ha-Agam, the Evanston Orthodox Minyan, and Northwestern University Hillel. Together these communities span the spectrum of Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, and Orthodox Jews. Everyone is welcome to attend.