Friday Night Shabbat Beach Services

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Shabbat by the Lakeshore

Enjoy the summer with our informal Erev Shabbat Services on the beautiful Evanston lakefront. Pack a dairy/vegetarian picnic dinner and come early to eat and schmooze.

In case of rain: we always try hold out and go to the lakefront, but in case of rain or extreme temperatures, the whole operation - 6 pm picnic, 7 pm service - moves inside of JRC. 

Check our website's front page at 5:00pm under "Upcoming Events" for a notification if we are moving the service indoors.

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2018 Dates

6:00 pm: BYO Picnic
7:00 pm: Erev Shabbat service starts

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The Religious School provides JRC children with the building blocks they need to engage throughout their lives in Jewish exploration, community and activism.

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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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