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Mishkan Chicago #101

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4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613

September 2018

Rosh Chodesh Tishrei

09/11/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Our monthly new-moon circle, for those who identify as female, is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood through ritual prayer, singing, and candle-lighting as well as light-hearted socializing over dinner and music. This month, Rosh Chodesh Tishrei (also known as Rosh Hashanah!) is a significant time for honest self-reflection on all that is great in one's life, as well as all that is ripe for transformation, healing, and improvement...not only over the past month as…

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October 2018

Healing and Hope After Suicide

10/04/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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After someone you love dies by suicide, there can be so many unanswered questions and inchoate feelings to process. Join us, No Shame on U, and LCSW Wendy Dolin from MISSD to talk. RSVP here.

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November 2018

Hope and Healing Jam Session

11/04/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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On the heels of a particularly emotional and raw week, for many of us, singing feels like the only healing response to the pain and confusion. Join us – bring an instrument or just your voice – for a music jam led by members of the Davening Team, with a particular focus on healing music. RSVP

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Jewish Music to Soothe the Soul

11/05/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Music has played an important role in Jewish history, with documented stories in the Torah that show the healing power of music. This program will share information, Jewish melodies of health and healing, and allow for quiet moments of reflection. This session is lead by JourneyCare (note: not the music of our Davening Team) and will include dinner! RSVP

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Havdallah Concert with Yoel Sykes of Nava Tehila

11/10/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Ever wonder who wrote half the tunes we sing on Friday night? Meet Yoel Sykes of Nava Tehila, Jerusalem, for an evening of delight as he joins our Rabbis to bless our way into the new week with intention and joy. With original melodies and guided intentions, we will journey through prayer songs that will allow us to connect to the spirit, fill our hearts and uplift our souls. Doors open at 6:30 pm. RSVP

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New Builder Happy Hour

11/12/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Calling all new builders! Join us for a relaxed happy hour at the Mishkan space. If you're interested in becoming a builder, now is the time! Get in touch with Rhonda for more information at [email protected] If you're already a new Builder, RSVP here!

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Thank-a-thon

11/14/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Do you want to help us THANK the people like you who make our world go round? Join us at the Mishkan space on November 14th as we make calls to our financial and volunteer supporters who put their heart, soul, and dollars into building our organization. There will be refreshments! RSVP HERE.

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Maggie’s Place Drop-In Night

11/15/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Drop-in nights are a place to unwind, engage with others, and just be you. Come hang out, read a book, play a board game, chat it up, and enjoy FREE dinner! We are thrilled to partner with No Shame On U to bring drop-in nights to Maggie's Place.

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Rise and Shine: A Playful Shabbat for all ages

11/17/2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Rise and shine with Rabbi Lizzi and Rabbi Lauren at the Mishkan Space for a playful Shabbat experience for all ages. Explore connections and open your heart with singing and stories for kids and grown-ups alike. We’ll end with a bagel brunch. RSVP

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How To Break Up With Your Phone

11/18/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 12/03/2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on 12/10/2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on 12/17/2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on 12/26/2018 at 7:00 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning? Do you find yourself reaching for your phone "just to check"? Are you looking to spend less time on your phone but don't know where to start? Join us as we work through a break up with our phones in order to establish a better, healthier relationship that feels good. We will read "How to Break Up with Your Phone" by Catherine Price and process our experience together,…

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December 2018

Be The Light!

12/09/2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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On the last day of Hanukkah, let's keep the light going! Join families in the Mishkan community for Hanukkah crafts, candle lighting, food and drinks, music, and games at the Mishkan office space on Sunday, December 9th. This is for families of all ages. RSVP

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Rosh Chodesh – Tevet

12/09/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Our monthly new-moon circle, for those who identify as female, is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood through ritual prayer, singing, and candle-lighting as well as light-hearted socializing over dinner and music. Join us for dinner at 5:30pm followed by the circle at 6pm. RSVP

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Maggie’s Place Drop-In Night

12/13/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Let's settle this! Calling all new and experienced Settlers of Catan players for our next Maggie's Place drop-in night, a place to unwind, engage with others, and just be you.

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Rise and Shine

12/15/2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Rise and shine with Rabbi Lizzi and Rabbi Lauren at the Mishkan Space for a playful Shabbat experience for all ages. Explore connections and open your heart with singing and stories for kids and grown-ups alike. We’ll end with a bagel brunch. RSVP

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January 2019

Rosh Chodesh

01/06/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Our monthly new-moon circle, for those who identify as female, is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood through ritual prayer, singing, and candle-lighting as well as socializing over dinner and music. RSVP

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Commit to Justice in 2019

01/13/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This year, resolve to do justice in community. As you set intentions for the new year, consider this: what’s holding you back from pursuing social justice in 2019? Are the number of potential causes overwhelming? Is there never enough time? Does the idea of knocking on doors, calling elected officials, or showing up to protests sound like...not your thing? Commit to Justice in 2019 at our Organizing Team kickoff event and learn about our campaign selection process and partner organizations, build skills you can use to make…

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Rise and Shine

01/19/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Rise and shine with our dynamic Rabbi team at the Mishkan Space for a playful Shabbat experience for all ages. Explore connections and open your heart with singing and stories for kids and grown-ups alike. We’ll end with a bagel brunch. RSVP

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Maggie’s Place Drop-In Night

01/24/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Drop-in nights are a place to unwind, engage with others, and just be you. Come hang out, read a book, play a board game, chat it up, and enjoy FREE dinner! We are thrilled to partner with No Shame On U to bring drop-in nights to Maggie's Place. RSVP

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Sing Outloud

01/27/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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 | Have you had your daily dose of song? Come sing with Mishkan and the davening team to inspire the beginning of your week with music. Come as you are, and leave feeling refreshed and lifted. We can't wait to join our voices together! New voices welcome. RSVP 

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Conversion Cohort

01/29/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 05/20/2019

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Hungry for learning? Community? Transformation? Back by popular demand, Mishkan is offering a conversion class! Whether you have been considering conversion for years or are just dipping your toe in, come learn with us. Led by Mishkan Rabbi Jeff Stombaugh and veteran conversion educator Rabbi Allison Tick Brill, with guest appearances from Rabbis Lizzi and Lauren and other movers and shakers in the Chicago Jewish scene. The cost is $250 for Builders and $500 for non-Builders though price adjustments are available if…

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February 2019

How to Not be Awkward at Shiva

02/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join Rabbi Lizzi to learn more about the intricacies of shiva. With a focus on practicalities and how-to's, we'll dive into how to show up to a shiva of someone you don't know, how to converse with other attendees if you didn't know the deceased, what to do with your body and limbs, why do we do shiva, and more. This is a follow-up to the Death Over Dinner series, but all are welcome to attend. RSVP

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Planning for the Unexpected and Inevitable…Your Death

02/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Mishkan and Journey Care are teaming up to explore advance care planning as a Jewish process. We'll explore advance care planning for future healthcare crises and end-of-life decisions. With the help of Journey Care's trained facilitators, individuals explore their own values and goals when it comes to making decisions about the kind of medical and spiritual care you would want in the event of a medical crisis. Dinner is included and free. This is a follow-up to the Death Over Dinner…

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March 2019

Support Squad Meet-Up

03/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join the Support Squad, a great opportunity to find satisfying and meaningful ways to volunteer in peoples' times of greatest need. Become a part of the official infrastructure of love and support that makes community feel like community. RSVP

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Rise and Shine with Joey Weisenberg

03/09/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Joined by special guest musician Joey Weisenberg, we'll rise and shine and SING at this special Shabbat for all ages.  Joey is an internationally renowned composer and prayer leader Joey Weisenberg and is spending the weekend at Mishkan. RSVP

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The Dark Side of Purim

03/18/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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We'll decorate Purim masks as we reframe the Purim story to shed light on the abuse experiences of both Vashti and Esther (Rabbi Jeff will help with the retelling). Our partners at SHALVA, an organization that works with Jewish women who have experienced domestic violence, will discuss their work raising awareness about domestic violence in the community.  Pizza dinner included and open to both men and women. RSVP

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Junior Davening Team!

03/31/2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join R' Lauren Henderson and Lauren Abrams, youth educator, for the first-ever "Mishkan greatest hits" sing-along. If your kids watch the davening team wide-eyed during services or jam out to our Soundcloud, now's your chance to sing live at what will hopefully become a regular gathering. RSVP

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Passover Seder Training

03/31/2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Host an inspired, down to earth Passover seder! Or, if you're looking to learn more about the ins and outs of Seder, this is the learning event for you. RSVP

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April 2019

Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group

04/07/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day 7 of the month, repeating until 05/05/2019

One event on 06/02/2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on 07/28/2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on 09/01/2019 at 5:30 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Our monthly new-moon circle, for those who identify as female, is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood through ritual prayer, singing, and candle-lighting as well as light-hearted socializing over dinner and music.

Find out more »

Maggie’s Place Drop-In Night

04/29/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on 05/16/2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on 06/06/2019 at 5:00 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Drop-in nights are a place to unwind, engage with others, and just be you. We are thrilled to partner with No Shame On U to bring drop-in nights to Maggie's Place.

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May 2019

Rosh Chodesh

05/05/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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For those who identify as female, Rosh Chodesh is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood. RSVP

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Rise and Shine: A Playful Shabbat

05/18/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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An upbeat, playful Shabbat prayer experience for families and playful souls of all ages. Open your heart with singing, dancing, and Storah-telling (sort of like greatest hits from our signature Shabbat service). RSVP

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Hebrew Mini-Marathon

05/19/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Need a little Hebrew refresher? Learn with us at our Hebrew learning mini marathon. All levels welcome! $20 for the class and half off for Builders (email for the code). RSVP

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Partners in Parenting

05/29/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 06/12/2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on 06/19/2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on 06/26/2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on 06/29/2019 at 6:30 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This workshop is designed for couples who are preparing to co-parent, and will focus on the dynamic of the couple relationship in preparation for and transition into parenthood. Build the foundation for your growing family with skills, parenting tools, and a new network – a village – of other expectant parents. More information

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Jews Line is it Anyway?!

05/30/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Summer is a-comin' - there's no better time for growth! Let's do that together, improv style! Led by Second City's Becca Barish, we'll practice thinking on our feet, staying in the moment and learning to roll with change. You do NOT need to be “funny” or “spontaneous"... just game for a good time. RSVP

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June 2019

Mensch Academy Showcase

06/02/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join us for our Mensch Academy Showcase, an end of year celebration! Your kids have been learning and working hard all year long. See your kids show off their tefillah singing skills and artwork, interactive Mensch-inspired stations, and a special end of year ceremony. Grandparents and other special friends encouraged to attend! RSVP

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JewCurious/Interfaith Series

06/03/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 06/21/2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on 06/28/2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on 07/15/2019 at 7:00 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Mishkan is teaming up with our friends at Honeymoon Israel and One Table to offer a unique five-part learning series curated especially for young Jewish and Interfaith Jew-curious couples. We will learn Judaism 101, Jewish history, how to incorporate ritual into everyday moments, manage the dilemmas of life, explore Shabbat in Chicago, and more! Think of it as a chance to make new connections and a space for any and all questions you ever wanted to ask about Judaism, living Jew(ish)ly, and what it all…

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Drop-In Night: Omer of Choice

06/06/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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…. a space to talk about our experiences with pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy and choices we've made. Brave space to share the stories we don't normally share in public or in jewish spaces. Facilitated by Ellie Spitz, Essie Shachar-Hill, and Katie Goldstein - who is a former volunteer of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and a former board member of Midwest Access Coalition. Katie created Omer of Choice as way to tell Jewish abortion stories.

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Rise and Shine

06/15/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join Mishkan’s dynamite rabbi team on Shabbat mornings for our newest opportunity to experience the joy of Shabbat together as a family. We’ll sing and pray together, dive into the meaning behind these words of tefillah, and then celebrate with bagel brunch. This is best for families with kids 2-8, but all ages are welcome.   RSVP

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Rosh Chodesh/New Moon Circle

06/29/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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For those who identify as female, Rosh Chodesh is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood. Newcomers welcome!

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July 2019

Maggie’s Place Drop-In Night

07/11/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on 08/29/2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on 09/26/2019 at 5:00 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Drop-in nights are a place to unwind, engage with others, and just be you.

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Thriving with Anxiety

07/14/2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Have you been feeling a continuous sense of worry, nervousness, or unease? Have you been having a difficult time with listening and mindfully being with those around you? Have you been attempting to numb anxiety by scrolling, watching tv, eating, drinking? Have you been struggling with these symptoms of anxiety and don't know what to do or what to change? Join Brooke Brasfield, LCSW and Life Coach for her Thriving with Anxiety workshop and learn how to thrive with anxiety instead…

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Clinician Happy Hour

07/14/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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An opportunity for all clinicians (psychologists, counselors, social workers etc.) to come together, meet each other, network and brainstorm what a peer consulting group could look like at Maggie's Place. Wine and snacks will be served! RSVP

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August 2019

Tisha B’Av

08/10/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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They came to kill us, we survived, let's eat (we'll provide dinner before sunset). If relentless positivity and optimism is how we live as Jews 364 days a year, Tisha B'Av is the literal exact opposite – basically this is the only one day on the Jewish calendar that embodies pain, grief, sadness and even pessimism. This day, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem and many other historic Jewish tragedies, is hitting rock bottom. Join us to…

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Tisha B’Av: From Trauma to Healing

08/11/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Every year, refugees arrive to Chicago - fleeing violence and persecution - and many are survivors of torture in their home countries. One of the most well-known places for these survivors to find healing is the Marjorie Kovler Center. On Tisha b’Av morning, we’ll gather at the Kovler Center to learn about how Jewish individuals and communities throughout history have built resilience - even through trauma. Then we'll take a tour and learn about the Center’s integrated approach to trauma and healing,…

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Tu B’Av: Jewish Valentines Day?!

08/15/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Celebrate Tu B'Av with a deep dive into the true meaning of Love. Rabbi Jeff will lead us in a learnng about Tu B'Av (in history and modern day) and then we'll open the door to love and gratitude in our lives and walk away with wellness practices to use in our every day lives. Dinner will be served during learning from 6:30 - 7 pm. Our love deep dive will begin at 7 pm, where we'll collectively explore the…

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Shabbat Morning at Mishkan (Ravenswood)

08/24/2019 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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One Prayer Deep Dive | 9:45 - 11 am | RSVP You know we like to shake things up, so we're trying out a new Shabbat experience. Show up to study one prayer in depth - learning its history and deeper meaning through meditation, study, and of course song. Over the year, we hope to study the major Jewish prayers and themes in this way. Grown-ups, feel free to drop your kids at free babysitting during this learning workshop. Rise…

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September 2019

11th Step Kabbalah for Elul

09/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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As we face the close of this year and the beginning of the next, JCFS Chicago and Maggie's place are teaming up to dive deep into holding a Recovery-Mindset on Teshuvah (atonement), Tefilah (prayer) and Tzedakah (justice). Rabbi and Chaplain Robert Jury will guide us in classic Jewish Recovery-Oriented prayer and classic Meditation Practices. We're going to explore how it feels to practice ancient, mystical ways of atoning, meditating, praying and connecting with a Higher Power. Whether Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) is your happy place or this feels way out of your Recovery comfort…

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High Holiday Spiritual Prep & Boarding Pass Stuffing Day

09/15/2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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High Holidays are nearly upon us, and team Mishkan is spiritually and logistically prepping. We need help organizing and stuffing Boarding Passes (aka tickets) for the 2000+ people who will be joining us at Get Higher. Are you in? There will be a 5780 spiritual deep-dive with our Rabbis (4:30-5:15pm), then stuffing with music, pizza, and good times for all. Adults and families with kids who would like to help us are welcome! Drop in for as long as you…

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High Holiday Spiritual Prep & Boarding Pass Stuffing Day

09/23/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Prep your spirit with a deep dive into the High Holidays led by our Rabbi team and then follow it up with helping us prepare to welcome over 2,000 people to High Holidays. We'll stuff nametags, rock out to some High Holiday jams, and make new connections over pizza.  Drop in for as long as you can -- every pair of hands helps! First, the 5780 spiritual deep-dive with our Rabbis (7-8pm), then stuffing with music, pizza, and good times for all.…

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October 2019

Family Sukkah Decorating

10/13/2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join us at the office to create decorations for Rabbi Lauren's Sukkah and eat lunch. Then journey with us to (or meet us at) Rabbi Lauren's Sukkah to set up decorations, sing songs for Sukkot, and enjoy dessert! 11:30am - 12:30pm @ Mishkan Offices 4001 N. Ravenswood #101 1:00pm - 3pm @ Rabbi Lauren's Lakeview Sukkah (address sent after registering) RSVP

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B’nai Tefillah Shabbat Morning

10/19/2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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A special Shabbat morning for families with 4th - 7th graders! We invite you to pray, learn, and get to know other families in our b'nai mitzvah community. We'll meet at the Mensch Academy space to celebrate Shabbat together through Torah learning, discussions, and lunch. RSVP

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Maggie’s Place Drop In Night

10/24/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on 11/21/2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12/12/2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on 01/23/2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on 02/06/2020 at 5:00 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Drop-in nights are a place to unwind, engage with others, and just be you. Come hang out, read a book, play a board game, chat it up, and enjoy FREE dinner! We are thrilled to partner with No Shame On U to bring drop-in nights to Maggie’s Place.

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November 2019

Adult BMitzvah Cohort

11/12/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 11/19/2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on 12/03/2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on 12/10/2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on 12/17/2019 at 7:00 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join us for Mishkan's first-ever Adult B'nai Mitzvah Cohort! Whether you're looking for a do-over on chanting your Torah portion from when you were 13 or you never had a BMitzvah and want a chance to dive deep into Hebrew, prayer, theology, and Jewish ritual, this series is for you. We'll be learning how to chant Torah with trop, gaining confidence in Hebrew reading, learning how to lead Shabbat morning prayers, and diving deep into Torah study to be able…

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New Builder Orientation + Builder Happy Hour

11/14/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Calling all new and new-ish Builders! Please join us for a brief orientation with R'Lizzi on community culture + expectations + opportunities, followed by an all-Builder Happy Hour with apps, drinks and mingling. All at Mishkan HQ. RSVP

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Shabbat Morning at Mishkan

11/23/2019 @ 9:45 am - 3:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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One Prayer Deep Dive | 9:45 - 11 am We are trying an experiment in learning and prayer. Show up to study one prayer in depth - learning its history and deeper meaning through meditation, study, and of course song. Over the year, we hope to study the major Jewish prayers and themes in this way. Grown-ups, feel free to drop your kids at free babysitting during this learning workshop. Rise and Shine Family Shabbat | 11:15 am - noon We’re…

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December 2019

Dream Interpretation Workshop

12/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join us for an interactive dream workshop, led by resident Jungian expert Stacey Brown. We will explore the dream interpretation traditions of our biblical ancestors, talk about the role dreams play in our lives and in our psyche, and have a moment for authentic connection. Meet at Mishkan's Office (4001 N Ravenswood Ave) from 7-8:30pm. Heavy Snacks/Desserts included! RSVP

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Mishkan for Mankind

12/08/2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This is an opportunity for men and male identifying people to explore what their male identity means to them. What does it mean to "be a man" in the 21st century? What does it mean to be Jewish and male identifying in the 21st century? Are there responsibilities that come with that? Privileges? Things that we should be responsibly aware of or that should change in a post-modern society? Where do the myths come from about male identity and do…

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Mishkan Conversion Cohort 2019/2020

12/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 12/16/2019 at 6:30 pm

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This course is for the head and the hearts of people considering conversion to Judaism. Co-taught by Rabbis Allison Tick Brill and Jeff Stombaugh, this class will cover all the big ticket items: God, prayer, Jewish history, Jewish food, Jews in comics, whathaveyou, while simultaneously creating a strong and safe environment to ask deep and big questions and be vulnerable. This is a class for people on the path toward Judaism, with no commitment to convert, but the option to…

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Mishkan Conversion Cohort 2019/2020

12/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This course is for the head and the hearts of people considering conversion to Judaism. Co-taught by Rabbis Allison Tick Brill and Jeff Stombaugh, this class will cover all the big ticket items: God, prayer, Jewish history, Jewish food, Jews in comics, whathaveyou, while simultaneously creating a strong and safe environment to ask deep and big questions and be vulnerable. This is a class for people on the path toward Judaism, with no commitment to convert, but the option to…

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January 2020

Kehilat BMitzvah Cohort 2019 Siyyum

01/19/2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Please join us for a special lunch and capstone session celebrating the achievements of Mishkan's first-ever BMitzvah Cohort! Over the past year, families have joined together for bi-weekly sessions in which we've taken deep dives into the Saturday morning Torah service, built our relationships with one another, and investigated what it means to create a meaningful social justice project alongside the ritual of becoming an autonomous member of the Mishkan community. We are so excited to have this opportunity for our thoughtful…

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Singing as a Spiritual Practice

01/19/2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Whether you just love to sing and wish you knew all the words or want to perfect the harmonies you hear during Shabbat, join us to sing, experiment and harmonize together. If you are looking for more singing in your life, want to connect more deeply through music and harmony, this is for you. Create powerful moments with other people through group singing. This is an opportunity to get to know and practice the words and tunes to the songs and…

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Information Night: Jewish Emergent Network Israel Trip

01/19/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Along with sister communities THE Kitchen (San Francisco) and Kavana Cooperative (Seattle), Mishkan is heading to Israel to connect with activists, artists, scholars, rabbis and communities who are creating a society as diverse, spiritual, equal and just as Israel's founders imagined it could be. The trip, JUNE 24 - JULY 5, will involve daily spiritual practice with the rabbis of Mishkan, the Kitchen and Kavana, daily learning and reflecting, and an effort to dig deep to think holistically about the…

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February 2020

BMitzvah Orientation Meeting

02/05/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Families with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders* who are planning on becoming BMitzvah with Mishkan are invited to join R' Lizzi, R' Lauren, and Aviva Stein (our fabulous BMitzvah Coordinator) for an evening of learning all about our b'nai mitzvah process and getting to know others who will be going through this journey together with you. We'll have dinner and schmoozing from 6:30pm-7pm, followed by an hour-long learning session with time to answer any questions you've got. *If younger siblings are planning on joining, they're…

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It’s time to talk about Israel: Tools for constructive dialogue and disagreement

02/08/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Do you hold deep convictions about Israel? Israel might be a cornerstone of your Jewish identity or you might consider yourself an anti-zionist, or you might not even know where to begin. One thing is certain - our community is united in our diverse beliefs, opinions, and affiliations with the Jewish state. Join us for a workshop with one of Resetting the Table's expert facilitators about the tools of engagement we might use to begin this conversation within our community. RSVP

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Universal Truths: Jewish Roots

02/12/2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 02/19/2020 at 7:15 pm

One event on 02/26/2020 at 7:15 pm

An event every month that begins at 7:15 pm on day 12 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Why do bad things happen to good people? What is the true nature of G-d? This is a class for people who think of themselves as spiritual and have a hunch that Judaism has a lot of spirituality and wisdom embedded in it...but have never seriously studied the sources of that wisdom. Using familiar and unfamiliar texts, we will peer into the deep and often universal truths that our quirky, idiosyncratic little religion have to teach. The class series is…

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Gearing Up for 2020: Local Elections and Police Accountability

02/13/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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2020 is here! Join us to get organized to take action on our police accountability campaign. We’ll hear about the brand-new District Council that’s being established to create civilian oversight for the Chicago Police Department and how to elect candidates that will have the safety of all Chicagoans in mind. Learn about opportunities to volunteer over the next 9 months, and how the Mishkan Justice Team's strategy fits into local and state-wide efforts on this issue. Small actions yield big change! RSVP

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Mishkan for ManKind: Purim Edition

02/16/2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This is an opportunity for men and people who identify as male to explore what their male identity means to them. What does it mean to “be a man” in the 21st century? What does it mean to be Jewish and male identifying in the 21st century? Are there responsibilities that come with that? Privileges? Things that we should be responsibly aware of or that should change in a post-modern society? Where do the myths come from about male identity…

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Gearing up for 2020: Local Elections and the Fair Tax Fight

02/20/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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2020 is here! Join us to get organized to take action on our fair tax campaign. Illinoisans will be voting on the creation of a progressive income tax in November 2020 - learn about opportunities to volunteer over the next 9 months, and how the Mishkan Justice Team's strategy fits into local and state-wide efforts on this issue. Small actions yield big change! RSVP

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Singing as a Spiritual Practice

02/22/2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Whether you just love to sing and wish you knew all the words or want to perfect the harmonies you hear during Shabbat, join us to sing, experiment and harmonize together. This is an opportunity to get to know and practice the words and tunes to the songs and prayers we use week to week at Shabbat and some of Jewish billboard hits. Led by Steven Chaitman, Mishkan Music Fellow and members of Mishkan's Davening Team. Register

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Building an Authentic Multi-Racial Community at Mishkan

02/23/2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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How can we build a community that invites, includes, and welcomes members of all racial and ethnic backgrounds? We invite you to participate in an interactive, half-day workshop led by Be’chol Lashon (Hebrew for “in every language”), which seeks to strengthen Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. Our time together will be spent: Learning about the diverse history of the Jewish diaspora Unpacking how identity shapes our own experiences and Jewish…

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March 2020

Partners in Parenting

03/04/2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 04/01/2020

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This workshop is designed for couples who are preparing to co-parent, and will focus on the dynamic of the couple relationship in preparation for and transition into parenthood. Build the foundation for your growing family with skills, parenting tools, and a new network – a village – of other expectant parents. Class is limited to six couples who are expecting April -summer of 2020. This series will meet five times, March – April 2020.   More Information Apply Here

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New Builder Orientation + Builder Happy Hour

03/05/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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We'll kick it off with drinks and nosh followed by an orientation/learning led by R'Lizzi for new (and newish) Builders on community culture, expectations and opportunities you might not know about. All Builders are welcome for this chance to mix & mingle, especially those who have not yet attended a Builder orientation. Register

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Singing as a Spiritual Practice — Zoom

03/15/2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Whether you just love to sing and wish you knew all the words or want to perfect the harmonies you hear during Shabbat, join us via Zoom to sing, experiment and harmonize together. This is an opportunity to get to know and practice the words and tunes to the songs and prayers we use week to week at Shabbat, as well as some Jewish billboard hits. Led by Steven Chaitman, Mishkan Music Fellow and members of Mishkan's Davening Team. Register…

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How To Host An Inspired, Down-To-Earth, Digital Seder

03/22/2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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The original seder experience was every household doing their own thing in their own home during a time of national crisis, sharing resources with their neighbors, following a basic liturgy, holding both the ambiguity of the moment and persistent hope for the future, all in a high-stakes one-night dinner party. Since that's basically what we'll all be doing this year, let's prepare together, and maybe you'll just host your best seder yet, for people around their tables, near and far.…

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The Sangha: Mishkan Meditation Minyan — Zoom

03/25/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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A sangha is a group of people devoted to doing spiritual practice in community. The Mishkan Meditation Minyan will gather via Zoom on Wednesday evenings to sit in silent meditation together and to process what's coming up in our practice— challenges, new insights & questions. You don't have to commit to tuning in every single week, but regular attendance will be the most beneficial for your own practice and for others. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 415 608 7314 One…

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Making Meaningful Choices in Interfaith Relationships

03/26/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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What traditions and rituals from each person’s background will you incorporate into your spiritual life? Come together with other interfaith couples to discuss how to make meaningful choices and decisions for your life together. Using the upcoming holidays of Passover and Easter, we’ll dive into these important conversations. Sponsored by Mishkan Chicago and Honeymoon Israel. We will meet on 3/26, 4/2 and 4/16. Register Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 634 331 082 One tap mobile +13126266799,,634331082# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,634331082# US…

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April 2020

Making Meaningful Choices in Interfaith Relationships — Zoom

04/02/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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What traditions and rituals from each person’s background will you incorporate into your spiritual life? Come together with other interfaith couples to discuss how to make meaningful choices and decisions for your life together. Using the upcoming holidays of Passover and Easter, we’ll dive into these important conversations. Sponsored by Mishkan Chicago and Honeymoon Israel. We will meet on 3/26, 4/2 and 4/16. Register

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Mishkan for ManKind: Thinking about Freedom

04/14/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Mishkan for ManKind is a space for people who identify as male and are interested in coming together! During this session we will be talking about the Passover theme of freedom and how we fit in the long chain of generations who tell this story. We cannot wait to learn with you! Register Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 327 341 609 One tap mobile +13126266799,,327341609# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,327341609# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US…

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Making Meaningful Holiday Choices for Interfaith Couples

04/16/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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What traditions and rituals from each person’s background will you incorporate into your spiritual life? We are excited to be hosting our final of three meeting of interfaith couples to discuss how to make meaningful choices and decisions for your life together. This week we'll be talking about authority, an role of different authorities as we make meaningful choices! Sponsored by Mishkan Chicago and Honeymoon Israel. This class is now closed to new participants, but please let us know if…

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Havdalah Quarantine Concert with Rabbi Lizzi + Steven Chaitman

04/18/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Sing your way through shelter-in-place by joining R'Lizzi and Mishkan Music Fellow Steven Chaitman for a havdalah experience like no other! BYO havdalah candle, wine, and spices for a night of music and community. Join Zoom Meeting  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID:…

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Rosh Chodesh

04/26/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Our monthly new-moon circle, for those who identify as female, is a restorative and regenerative space to reflect and connect in sisterhood through ritual prayer, singing, and candle-lighting as well as light-hearted socializing over Zoom. Register

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December 2021

Mishmar: Shabbat Pre-Game Sing Along

12/16/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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High Holy Days

Co-led by R' Lizzi and superstar song leader R' Micah Shapiro, we will come together in-person for a night of singing and community. Rabbi Micah will teach us familiar Shabbos melodies, along with new songs composed by him, and then we will bring it back together for a sing-along. No experience necessary; just your willingness to dive-in and sing outloud. This program will be at Mishkan's offices and requires masks and vaccination. Snacks and drinks begin at 7 pm, followed…

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January 2022

Nosh & Drash (Torah Study)

January 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 01/22/2022 at 10:30 am

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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As part of a Chicago JCFS initiative, this Shabbat is Mental Health Shabbat. After the service, Rabbi Steven will share what the parsha can reveal to us about the importance of mental health. This will serve as a space to reflect on the events in Colleyville last weekend. Join the zoom

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Jewish Earth Day Virtual Birthday Party

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Bring the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat to life and join us for a virtual celebration full of hands-on, nature-filled activities. Recycling and reusing everyday items from your house, we will build and create our own Tu Bishvat birthday party. This program is geared for kids ages 5 - 8 and their families. Register

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Nosh & Drash (Torah Study)

January 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 01/22/2022 at 10:30 am

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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As part of a Chicago JCFS initiative, this Shabbat is Mental Health Shabbat. After the service, Rabbi Steven will share what the parsha can reveal to us about the importance of mental health. This will serve as a space to reflect on the events in Colleyville last weekend. Join the zoom

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February 2022

Moving Traditions Kick Off

February 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Moving Traditions is a monthly teen support group, bringing together small, single-gender groups where teens can speak freely about relationships, gender, stress, school, and anything else that’s on their mind—while having a good time and making great friends. Rosh Hodesh for girls, Shevet for boys, and Tzelem for trans and nonbinary teens are groups of 7-10 teens and a trained adult leader, who together explore the challenges and joys of teens’ lives, drawing on social emotional learning, an understanding of…

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Pajama Party Havdalah

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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For kids ages 4 - 7 and their families, join us for a pajama party havdalah! We will have craft activities, games, and share a pizza dinner. Unicorn, superhero, or dino pajamas are highly encouraged (grown-ups, you too!). The party will be in-person at the Mishkan office and costs $15/family and $10/Builder family. Register

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March 2022

Build Your Village

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on 04/09/2022 at 11:00 am

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Build your community with other new parents of babies (12 months and under)! This three-part series is a chance to sing, schmooze, and share oys and joys with other families. We will offer yummy snacks, but feel to bring your own nut-free favorites. We expect adults to be vaccinated, please wear your mask while indoors. Mishkan is equipped with HEPA filters, and our windows will be open. Register

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Examining the Esh Kodesh: Jewish Resilience through Text

March 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 04/28/2022

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This five session class will deep dive into Rabbi Shapira's "Esh Kodesh," a compilation of weekly sermons he authored while interred in the Warsaw Ghetto, and later discovered buried in a large milk canister post-WWII. We will begin with bagels and coffee, followed by our text learning beginning at 11 am. The series is $36 and half-off for Builders. Register

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April 2022

Examining the Esh Kodesh: Jewish Resilience through Text

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 04/28/2022

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This five session class will deep dive into Rabbi Shapira's "Esh Kodesh," a compilation of weekly sermons he authored while interred in the Warsaw Ghetto, and later discovered buried in a large milk canister post-WWII. We will begin with bagels and coffee, followed by our text learning beginning at 11 am. The series is $36 and half-off for Builders. Register

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Build Your Village

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on 04/09/2022 at 11:00 am

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Build your community with other new parents of babies (12 months and under)! This three-part series is a chance to sing, schmooze, and share oys and joys with other families. We will offer yummy snacks, but feel to bring your own nut-free favorites. We expect adults to be vaccinated, please wear your mask while indoors. Mishkan is equipped with HEPA filters, and our windows will be open. Register

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The Great Matzah Bake Off

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Get ready for passover with a hands-on workshop led by Rabbi Steven, Rachel Ellison of Bat Sarah Press, and Dylan Maysick of Diaspora Dinners. Learn to make matzah that is actually yummy and make a beautiful DIY matzah cover to take home. Rabbi Steven will lead us in Passover learning, and snacks and drinks will be provided by Diaspora Dinners. This event is ages 21+ and tickets are $40/person (half-off for Builders with your code). Register

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Examining the Esh Kodesh: Jewish Resilience through Text

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 04/28/2022

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This five session class will deep dive into Rabbi Shapira's "Esh Kodesh," a compilation of weekly sermons he authored while interred in the Warsaw Ghetto, and later discovered buried in a large milk canister post-WWII. We will begin with bagels and coffee, followed by our text learning beginning at 11 am. The series is $36 and half-off for Builders. Register

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Examining the Esh Kodesh: Jewish Resilience through Text

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 04/28/2022

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This five session class will deep dive into Rabbi Shapira's "Esh Kodesh," a compilation of weekly sermons he authored while interred in the Warsaw Ghetto, and later discovered buried in a large milk canister post-WWII. We will begin with bagels and coffee, followed by our text learning beginning at 11 am. The series is $36 and half-off for Builders. Register

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Examining the Esh Kodesh: Jewish Resilience through Text

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 04/28/2022

Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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This five session class will deep dive into Rabbi Shapira's "Esh Kodesh," a compilation of weekly sermons he authored while interred in the Warsaw Ghetto, and later discovered buried in a large milk canister post-WWII. We will begin with bagels and coffee, followed by our text learning beginning at 11 am. The series is $36 and half-off for Builders. Register

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Spiritual Spring Cleaning Shabbat Workshop

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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A spiritual spring cleaning workshop focusing on finding more joy. Led by Rabbi Lizzi alongside Builder family Martin Friedman, Felicia Savage Friedman, and Maya Savage — expert facilitators in racial justice and Raja yoga. We will unpack our identities and move out of places we might feel stuck. Working with the spiritual themes of Shabbat and the Omer, this will be a workshop as much about mind-body wellness as it is about racial justice and identity and how we can…

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May 2022

The Great Family Challah Bake Off

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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The Great Challah Bake Off, a fun Shabbat plan in Chicago on May 6, 2022

Get your family ready for Shabbat with a hands-on workshop led by Rachel Ellison of Bat Sarah Press and Dylan Maysick of Diaspora Dinners. Learn to make challah and make a beautiful challah cover to take home. Rabbis Lizzi and Deena will lead Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner will be provided by Diaspora Dinners. Tickets are $54/family ($36/family for Builders with your code). This program is designed for families with kids ages 5-11. Registration is closed.

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Small Groups: Kehillat Kabbalah

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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At this in person meeting of Kehillah Kabbalah, Builder Devi Stern, will offer an interpretation and practice of the Shema prayer based in Kabbalah and Energy Medicine, featuring self-healing and the union of the divine Masculine and Feminine. This small group is open only to Builders, and you do not need to have attended any previous Kehillat Kabbalah sessions to participate. About the presenter: Devi Stern, M.S. is an an advanced practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine and a long-time student…

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June 2022

Family Volunteer Night!

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, IL 60613
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Join us for an evening of volunteering and learning with your kids, ages 6 - 8. Together we will learn about the Bring Chicago Home campaign with an age-appropriate introduction to housing issues in Chicago, and how people can struggle without homes. Led by Rabbi Deena, we’ll talk about why homelessness is a Jewish concern, and what we can do to help. We will also take on a volunteer project and make meals to be distributed later to people experiencing…

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July 2022

Mishmar: Shabbat Pre-Game Sing Along

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mishkan Chicago #101, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave #101
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Our Musician-in-Residence Rabbi Micah will teach familiar Shabbos melodies, along with new songs composed by him, many of which will appear in services on Friday night. No experience necessary; just your willingness to dive-in and sing out loud. This program will be at Mishkan’s offices, vaccination required, masks optional (we have an industrial grade air filter and big windows). Snacks and drinks begin at 7 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm. Register

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