A place to drop by, meet new people, expand your mind, get support, have a coffee, hear an interesting speaker or build skills at a workshop, come to a game night– a place to be you, in community.
Maggie’s Place is a center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness– social, spiritual, mental and emotional– through Jewish learning, leadership opportunities, social community, and access to social services and resources. Established in Maggie Miretzky’s memory by the Miretzky family, Maggie’s Place will create new ways to meet people, build friendships, and provide support to all people regardless of background, affiliation or ability to pay. We’re excited to be bringing a variety of programs and experiences to Maggie’s Place. For example:
- Support groups
- Regular drop-in nights in partnership with No Shame on U.
- Themed Shabbat dinners
- Meditation & yoga
- Workshops on wellness, healthy relationships and life skills
- One-on-one meetings between staff and participants
Maggie Miretzky was a beautiful and kind daughter, sister, cousin and friend.
She would bend over backwards to help out her family and friends, and to make brighter the lives of those who knew her. She was at the top of her class at Walter Payton High School, attended Northwestern University, and was a practicing doula–a quintessential service profession that perfectly captured Maggie’s generous spirit. She also loved tennis and softball, took pride in all things Jewish, could recite the dialogue from “Friends” from memory, and was known amongst family and friends for her quick wit and classic ‘Maggie-isms.’ Maggie Place is our way of paying tribute to Maggie’s memory, establishing her legacy and continuing her life’s work of helping others.