“Why am I spending High Holidays at a concert venue?”

We’d love to share about our decision to pray at the historic Vic Theatre this year. You may have heard Pearl Jam or Common or the Indigo Girls play there, but PRAY there?  For the past four years we held High Holidays at another historic Chicago building, the Preston Bradley Center, which was built in 1926 as […]

Every Revolution Requires Evolution

The Narrative of Mishkan’s Strategic Plan “Reveal” One of the more chuckle-worthy jokes in the 2018 Purim Spiel, just a few weeks after our Strategic Plan Reveal, was, “Big reveal? Rabbi Lizzi reveals more during services nursing Judah Lev!” Haha, point taken. We did a big drumroll, and got you all excited that we were […]

Meet Our New JEN Fellow

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our next fellow, Rabbi Jeff Stombaugh. Two years ago we introduced you to the Jewish Emergent Network, a groundbreaking national collaboration between seven independent spiritual communities, including Mishkan Chicago. Our first project together was a national rabbinic fellowship to train the vanguard of the next generation of spiritual entrepreneurs. We’re thrilled to introduce you to our […]

Ellie Spitz honored for outstanding work in Chicago Jewish non-profit community

Ellie Spitz honored for outstanding work in Chicago Jewish non-profit community CHICAGO – Ellie Spitz, 28, of Chicago, is a recipient of the 2017 Samuel A. Goldsmith Award, presented at the Sept. 18 Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s 117th Annual Meeting held at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago. The award is presented to young professionals who have shown […]

Strategic Planning Process Reveal

We have some some exciting news we want to share with the community: we are entering into a strategic planning process! You might be asking yourselves, “Well, what exactly does that mean?” Great question! It means that our board and staff are going to take some time to think, dream, explore and, yes, plan the […]