Dear Temple Sholom Family,
As we enter another week in an uncertain world, we are reminded of the warm embrace of our Temple Sholom Community. From
Services to Learning Sessions, from Monday Meal to Community Support, we have transformed the way we experience our inspiring community, and it has been virtually exceptional. You’ll be able to read some of the highlights below.
This Wednesday evening, we will mark
Rosh Chodesh Nisan
, the first day of the Hebrew Month of
. That means that we will celebrate the First Seder of Passover two weeks from then, on April 8, 2020. We realize that many of us are navigating how to enjoy Passover in this unique year. While the
Stay at Home Order in Illinois
is set to lift on April 7
, we know that many of us will be experiencing a very different seder this year. Hence, you will find links to some ideas below.
Preparing for Passover
Shopping/Catering for Seder
Some of us have called this unique moment
Love in the Time of Coronavirus
. See below for the ways that you can help us safely participate in acts of lovingkindness.
Chesed Squad and Sholom Justice Updates
- We have called all the elders of Temple Sholom. Now we would like to call and check-in on EVERYONE in our community. If you are able to volunteer to make calls, please fill out this form.
- **This opportunity is for Temple Sholom members only in order to maintain the safety and security of our community. **
- If you need extra assistance during this time, please fill out this form.
- Members of the Temple Sholom Staff continue to serve “curbside” Monday Meals, pre-boxed dinners that our guests take to go. We have also been able to distribute extra meals to other community partners as well.
- Look for more opportunities to do acts of Chesed (Lovingkindness) and Tzedek (Justice) in the Sholom Justice E-blast. (If you would like to receive Sholom Justice E-blasts, contact Toby Sanders at email@example.com.)
continues to offer opportunities to embrace your mind and spirit.
Monday, March 30, 2020, at 10am and 2pm via Zoom
Find support and connection with other Temple Sholom members and a mental health professional in one of our
Temple Sholom Community (Virtual) Support Sessions.
Sign up here
This is not a substitute for mental health services. To access mental health services in these trying times,
Weekdays at 3pm via Zoom
Connect with our community of adult learners for a half-hour learning session with Rabbi Conover to study a passage from
We conclude with a
for those who are saying
for a loved one.
for Zoom information.
Friday at 5:30pm
Join the Temple Sholom Clergy for a
Friday at 6:15pm
Join the Temple Sholom Clergy for
Saturday at 9am
Sunday at 10:30am
Join Jay, Caleb, and the Temple Sholom Clergy for fun, family worship in the style of
Adult Education Classes and Religious School are continuing virtually.
You will receive more information about these opportunities via the Temple Sholom E-Blast on Thursday.
**As always, your clergy are available for guidance, support and wisdom.
or call 773-435-1531 to make an appointment.**
Below our signatures, we have provided links to a few articles that may be helpful as we each navigate staying at home in different circumstances.
We continue to pray for the speedy and complete healing of those afflicted with COVID-19. We pray for the health of first responders, medical professionals, and all workers who are on the front-lines for the good of us all. Even as we pray for them, be sure to thank them and check in on them.
Tomorrow, as we welcome in
Rosh Chodesh Nisan
, we pray:
May it be Your will,
our God, that you grant us long life,
A life of peace, a life of goodness, a life of blessing.