Light & Heat: Stories of Defiance & Hope

Latkes, eggnog, ugly sweaters, candle-lighting. Interfaith stories about defiance and hope, Maccabee-style. HANUKKAH is here.

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, and it’s not just Jews who need light these days. Gather with friends from diverse communities to hear true stories of hope and defiance during this dark season. Join us for holiday themed food (did someone say latkes, eggnog, tamales and bar drinks??), menorah-lighting (BYO!!), and an interfaith story slam, all co-hosted with  Gilead ChurchSVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, and Reboot. Grab your dreidel (we’ll provide the fair trade Hanukkah gelt), your ugly sweater, and your holiday cheer. Get registered now! General admission $15 (Builders — email Rachel Gray for the code).

6:15: Doors and food • traditional holiday eats. You know, latkes, eggnog, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), tamales, home-baked goods, mulled cider. Mmmmmmm.

6:45:  Songs and candle-lighting, with a multi-faith twist.

7 pm: LIGHT AND HEAT – Stories of Defiance and Hope • story slam co-hosted by story tellers from our community and our partners in multi-faith crime.  A night of true stories told live.

8 pm onward • let the schmoozing and dreidl spining continue

Want to help spread the light? Bring along hand warmers, warm gloves (no knit ones please) thermal underwear (all genders, sizes m-xxl) and twin sheets to donate to the Mitten Tree, a holiday drive that supports the guests of the Lincoln Park Community Services.

Tues. December 12th
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont


Storytellers for the evening include…

Anna Wolfe • Mishkan • Rabbi Monica Gomery • SVARA • Vince Amlin • Gilead Church • Lihy Epstein • Mishkan • Rev. Beth Brown • Lincoln Park Presbyterian • Rebecca Anderson • Gilead Church • and more!