Tikkun Olam

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.

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.

Volunteer Fair

Volunteer HandsWe frequently hear members say that they'd like to get more involved with JRC and help out, but don't know how to get started. Our Volunteer Fair on the first day of school is a great opportunity to dive in. Meet fellow JRC members representing our various committees, task forces and activities. Choose from a variety of positions and tasks, all needed to maintain our vibrant congregation.

CTA Cleanup Project

Help clean up the trash that ends up along the fence line of the adjoining CTA property. A CTA official will open the gates for us and provide rubbish bags and accessories, and the City of Evanston is donating trash bags and pick-up. Wear long sleeves and pants (no sweatpants).

Springfield Lobby Day

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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.

Reinventing Chesed

Join us for a discussion on reinventing Chesed. JRC's Chesed Committee helps members during difficult times - of illness, mourning or transition. As a caring and loving community, we strive to support and embrace all of our members in times of need. It is through Chesed that we do this.

There are many ways to participate in Chesed depending on your availability and interests. All JRC members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting - and we hope you'll encourage friends to come, as well.

Who is Chesed? WE ARE ALL CHESED!


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Our enriching and diverse preschool program is based on progressive Jewish values, is open to families of all religious backgrounds, and focuses on the importance of relationships between students, teachers, and families. 

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