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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Assistant Rabbi for Education

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Our innovative Religious School is led by Rabbi David Eber, JRC's first ever Assistant Rabbi for Education.

 

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The Green Synagogue and the Pillars of Chai

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In 2008, we built the first platinum LEED-certified green synagogue in North America. The construction required 18 pillars - the number in Hebrew that also means "chai" or "life." 

Now, more than ten years later, JRC has launched the Pillars of Chai Campaign to raise $4.4m to wholly own our beloved building. 

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