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Mishkan in the news

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann’s Jewish Journey, featured in, July 2014

• Mishkan Makes the Slingshot 2013-2014 Guide, selected as one of the top 50 most innovative Jewish orgs in America, Oct, 2013.

• Rabbi Lizzi receives the Pomegranate Prize from the Covenant Foundation, 2013, for being a promising early-career Jewish educator.

“Down to Earth Judaism.” Mishkan featured as the cover story in the Chicago Jewish News, June, 2012.

“Old Roots, New Branches: Jewish Spiritual Communities and the Rise of Alt-Labor,” by Amy Dean, featured in Tikkun, July, 2013.

• Rabbi Lizzi named by Oy!Chicago one of the 36 Under 36, 2012. Follow-up piece, August, 2013 by Oy!Chicago on Rabbi Lizzi.

• Mishkan invited to lead services at USCJ’s Centennial Event in Oct, 2013- profiled here.

• Rabbi Lizzi nominated “Top 20 Real Rabbis” on

• TV: Rabbi Lizzi on ABC 7/JUF’s “Sanctuary”- aired in November, 2011, on Channel 7, now available online., Oct 2011

PrintRabbi Lizzi describes her personal impetus for creating Mishkan in Shma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas, Nov. 2011

Rabbi Lizzi featured among other nationwide innovative rabbis in Envisioning Communities: A Shma Roundtable, Sept. 2012

Articles by Rabbi Lizzi

“Nurturing the Sparks,” Engagement of NextGen Jews in the 21st century, JUF/Oy!Chicago News 2014

• The modern meaning of the Sabbath here in the Chicago Jewish News, 2012

• Elevating food through blessings in EatingRules. Judaism: Raw and Unprocessed, 2011

Music Online

High Holiday music and a delightful smattering of other stuff on Mishkan’s SoundCloud site

Limmud Chicago, 2012  Devotional Music Jam clips (Dodi Li, Yah Ribon, N’varech- Let Us Bless; other players are Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, Hannah Shefsky, Yoni Sarason)

Exodus Redux. A night of yoga, music, meditation, and raising awareness about the human trafficking trade. Just close your eyes and listen to the song- the lighting doesn’t lend itself to iPhone video, but the sound is great. Min HaMetsar/From the Depths- a Hallel kirtan, celebrating the possibility of openness, change and transformation.

Listen to the music player on our home page for examples of music we use in Mishkan services.

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