Shabbat

shabbat

It takes three things to attain a sense of significant being: God, a soul, and a moment. And the three are always here.  – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

That said, sometimes we need a nudge, even a serious push, to wake us up to that sense of significance. We need to create holy space. That’s what Shabbat is all about: creating the space in our busy lives to capture and celebrate their significance, whether the place we’re at is a moment of gratitude and joy, or a place of loneliness and loss. Prayer clears space in our hearts to connect our souls to the moment, and to the greater Presence. We do that with music, with meditation, with the traditional words of Jewish prayer, and through giving ourselves space to create our own words.

We meet for services on the 1st Saturday morning of the month and the 2nd and last Friday night of each month. Ask to be put on the e-mail list or join the Facebook group to get updates on what’s happening where, and check out our calendar here.

Want to honor a special occasion by sponsoring a shabbat meal? Get info here.

Upcoming Events

June 2016

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  • The Advanced Student's Tisch (Table)
  • Jewish Resilience: Responding to Crisis, Catastrophe, and Change
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  • Family Friday Night Greatest Hits
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  • Rise @ Mishkan + Mini Mishkan
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  • S & M Bet Midrash, Spring Session
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  • SEX • MUSIC • JUSTICE • FOOD • TORAH: r e v e l a t i o n s 5776
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  • Mishkan @ Second Unitarian
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  • Lakeview Shavu'ote Tikkun
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  • Mishkan Offices Closed
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  • Pop Up Giving Circle
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  • The Advanced Student's Tisch (Table)
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  • 40s+ Havdallah event
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  • Builder Happy Hour + Mezuzah Hanging Party + Meet the New Rabbi
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  • Last AES with Rabbi Brous in the House!
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  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk
  • From Sorrow to Solidarity: A Jewish Community Gathering Commemorating the Victims of the Orlando Massacre and Transitioning into a Celebration of LGBT Pride.
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