Support at Maggie’s Place

Mishkan is here for you. We are not only a place for prayer, music, and learning, but we are also a community to turn to in times of need. From offering support groups with other Mishkanites to one-on-one meetings with our Rabbis, we are committed to walking with you through life’s challenges.


Established in Maggie Miretzky’s memory by the Miretzky family, Maggie’s Place creates new ways to find connection and provide support to all people regardless of background, affiliation or ability to pay.

Our programs include:

  • Pastoral meetings in a private, dedicated space at the Mishkan office
  • Referrals for social services, counseling, and more
  • In-house social and support groups:
    • In partnership with JCFS and Base Hillel, Mishkan offers a monthly virtual grief support group for young adults (20s and 30s) who have experienced a close loss within the last two years. To receive the Zoom link, contact Rabbi Steven Philp.
    • Support group for Trans and Non-binary Mishkanites
    • Support group for caregivers and loved ones of Trans and Non-binary Mishkanites
    • Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group
  • Spirituality and wellness programs suited for our diverse community

If you would like to schedule a pastoral meeting with one of our rabbis, please contact us.

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“Community in a time of isolation. A reason to get out of bed.”

“[This program] is a surprising silver lining of pandemic life. It can be easy to fall in a rut, especially these days, and through this I have found support in a kind, loving, and forgiving home base.”

“With the pandemic necessitating so much unstructured time alone, the consistency of caring community continues to carry me through the day. I literally don’t know how I would be surviving this pandemic without my cup flowing over with the love and support of this program.”

From Sharon, Alan & Molly

We can hardly believe how much Maggie’s Place has accomplished since its launch in 2017. With your support, we’re excited to continue building on this success! We’re so grateful for our partners at Mishkan Chicago for helping get Maggie’s Place off the ground and helping us to build something that honors Maggie’s legacy of helping others. Thank you for helping make Maggie’s Place possible and for continuing to support this important work.

About Maggie

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’s Place is our way of paying tribute to Maggie’s memory, establishing her legacy and continuing her life’s work of helping others.

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