Hanukkah Family Service with Heavy Shtetl

Heavy ShtetlRock out for Hanukkah, JRC-style!

Grab your family and friends and join us for our much-loved Hanukkah Family Service! Rabbi Brant and Cantor Howard lead the festivities, and Bonnie Silverman will delight us with a Hanukkah story. Of course we'll have delicious sufganiyot, and don't miss the performance by Heavy Shtetl - that's right, what other shul has its very own rockin' house band?

Community Shabbat

Join our Religious School families, Shabbat Minyan members and other JRC members for a warm, lively, spiritual worship service led by Cantor Friedland. The service ends at approximately 11:30 am, but be sure to bring a dairy/veg dish for our potluck kiddush lunch immediately after.

Many thanks to JRC member Ilyssa Werstler for being our service assistant this Shabbat morning.

Annual Fair Trade Hanukkah Bazaar & Pancake Breakfast

Don't miss our annual Fair Trade Hanukkah Bazaar!
How you shop can change the world. We're bringing you a wide variety of products to choose from: specialty foods, clothing, music, toys, bath & personal items, and more. Stock up on gorgeous (and socially responsible) gifts for everyone on your list - and take a few things home for yourself, too.

It's also our annual Pancake Breakfast! Bonnie Silverman will once again be flippin' flapjacks, so you'll only have yourself to blame if you go home hungry.

Annual Fall Social

Purchase tickets today to create community and make friends!

Enjoy small bites and a wine tasting, sign up for buy-in parties, and win raffle prizes, all while supporting our Early Childhood Scholarship Fund.

Tickets: $50 per household (1 raffle ticket included in price). Child care provided for children 1+. Please RSVP by October 20.

Fall Blood Drive

Did you know that just one donation saves three Illinois lives? Contact Sara Cohn at [email protected] to schedule your donation appointment (walk-ins always welcome).

If you ever give blood at another LifeSource location, be sure to mention JRC's code - E102 - and we'll get credit for your donation.

Sukkot Family Service

Celebrate Sukkot and share in a special blessing for our newest members. Don't forget your flashlights and warm clothes, because after the service, we'll have our Oneg in our custom-designed sukkah. Many thanks to JRC's Membership Committee for sponsoring the Oneg.

Do you have young children? Come early for a potluck dinner and help decorate our sukkah! More info>


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