Hanukkah Family Service

Hanukkah gifLet's celebrate Hanukkah (a day in advance) and the start of a long holiday weekend together! You'll be able to eat all the sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts - a Hanukkah tradition) you can handle, because you'll be dancing them away to the tunes of Heavy Shtetl, JRC's own klezmer band.

Youth Group Shabbat Dinner

mortarboard and diplomaAll of JRC's graduating high school seniors are invited to join us for Shabbat dinner and receive a blessing from Cantor Howard at our Erev Shabbat service.

Dinner is for kids only - parents are asked to join us for services at 7:30 pm and bring a dessert for the oneg.

Israel Solidarity Day (not at JRC)

JUF's Israel Solidarity Day brings together Jews from across the Chicago area to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Activities include concerts, drum circles, and an optional 3 mile walk.

JRC members who wish to take part as a group can meet inside the Ravinia grounds along the Bernbaum Sculpture Walk between 11 am-Noon. Bring a picnic lunch and contact Debi Lewis at 773-209-1444 when you arrive if you can't find the JRC group.

Shir Aviv: A Celebration of Spring Music

Enjoy a performance by JRC's Adult and Junior Choirs, accompanied by members of the JRCymphony. Program highlights include:

  • "Two by Two" - a new composition by former JRC member Bob Applebaum, for choirs and instruments
  • "Shalom, v'Shalom, v'Shalom" - also by Bob Applebaum, for choirs and instruments
  • "The Nigun" - this year's musical by JRC Choir Director Danny Wallenberg, for the Junior Choir


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