Please join us for a special photography exhibit culminating a wonderful year of experiential learning by the talented 8th graders of JRC's Gesher program. This show is made possible through our involvement with The Jewish Lens Project, which gives our students the opportunity to explore what Judaism means to them through photography.
No conventional sports documentary, The Trials of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure.
Join Rabbi Rosen, JRC's Green Team, our friends from Faith in Place, and the Illinois Environmental Council for a day of advocating for the environment in Springfield. Meet with your Illinois legislators to discuss how we can improve the environment in 2014. The focus is on global climate change, and likely topics include coal regulations, renewable energy, fracking, and PetCoke.
JRC has a rich history of female leadership, including a longstanding group of women who've been meeting to celebrate Rosh Hodesh (the new month, or moon) for many years. Join us when this group leads a service honoring both Shabbat and the beginning of the month of Tammuz.
Join us for our annual Jazz Service, this year honoring JRC's 50th anniversary! Many years ago, composer (and former JRC member) Bob Applebaum wrote the Jazz Service for JRC. Since then, he and his wife Rosalie have moved to California, so we're especially excited that Bob returns each year with his trio to perform with JRC's Adult and Children's Choirs.