Solel Shavu'on
Shavu'on is "Weekly" in Hebrew
Chapel Ark
November 17, 2010 10 Kislev, 5771
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SERVICE TIMES
Friday November 19th
5:30 pm - Tot Shabbat
7:30 pm - Shabbat Service

Saturday November 20th
9:15 am - Torah Study
10:30 am - Morning Minyan

Friday November 26th
7:30 pm - Shabbat Services

Saturday November 27
9:15 am - Torah Study
10:30 am - Morning Minyan

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
Weekly Torah Portion
Vayishlach, Gen. 32:4-36:43

Weekly Haftarah
Hosea 11:7-12

D'var Torah at the URJ Website
Click here to read it
SOLEL QUICK LINKS
COMMUNITY LINKS
URJ - The Union for Reform Judaism
OSRUI - The Reform Movement's Regional Camp
NFTY - North American Federation of Temple Youth (the Reform Movement's Youth Programs)
NFTY CAR - The local Chicago Area Region of NFTY
RAC - Religious Action Center - Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

JVS - Jewish Vocational Services
PurimCONTACT US
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Allan Litwack

Geoff Prass

Main Office

Religious School Office

Wendy Rhodes
President@solel.org

Rabbi Emeritus Dov Taylor
RabbiT@solel.org
CandCCONDOLENCES & CONGRATULATIONS
Sharing & Caring
When you or a family member is in the hospital or experiencing a challenge, let the synagogue know by contacting the main office. Too often we find out about illnesses, crises and hospitalizations after they occur. This is a missed opportunity for the calls and visits we would like to share. Please let us know if there is a concern in your family or another congregant's family (with their permission).

We need your help in order to offer ours!

Congratulations
Did your family or someone you know in our extended Solel family recently experience something worthy of a Mazel Tov? Please contact our office to let us know at soleloffice@solel.org!

INTERNET DONATIONS CAN NOW BE
MADE VIA THE SOLEL WEBSITE

Congregation Solel has a long tradition of charitable giving in honor/memory of life cycle events, special occasions and for other thoughtful purposes. In the past, donations to Congregation Solel could only be made by contacting the Solel office in writing or by telephone. We are pleased to announce that donations to Congregation Solel may now additionally be made through the Internet at: www.solel.org .

Internet donations to Congregation Solel are routed through PayPal to enhance the security of on-line donations. The Congregation Solel web site does not request or maintain any personal payment information.

To use on-line donations, go to the www.solel.org home page and look for the section: Support Congregation Solel Online. When you click on the words online giving, you will be routed to a donation page. The donation page requires a certain amount of information [identified with red asterisks] and allows optional information to be added for the preparation of acknowledgement letters. A drop-down list of funds accepting donations and a simple way of setting the donation amount is provided. If you prefer, the blue text allows you to download a paper donation form that can be mailed to the Solel office.

Once you have verified that the information is correct and chosen to use PayPal, you will be taken to the PayPal site. You can choose to use a credit card if you do not have a PayPal account, or login to PayPal if you do. After the payment is completed, you will receive an e-mail for verification. An e-mail is additionally sent to the Solel office for recordkeeping and to direct the mailing of any acknowledgment/tax deduction letters. All donations to Congregation Solel whether paid via the Internet or otherwise, are tracked by the Solel office for your convenience and tax deduction purposes.

We are very fortunate that our members are deeply invested in Congregation Solel's long-term success. Without the generous gift-giving of its members as a supplement to their annual dues, Congregation Solel would not be able to sustain its vision.

ProgramsEventsUPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE
CELEBRATE HANUKKAH WITH SOLEL
MUSICAL MENORAH SHABBAT SERVICE


Friday December 3rd

5:30 pm - Community Latke Making (you provide the frying pan, we'll provide the potatoes!)


6:30 pm - Shabbat and Hanukkah Dinner


7:30 pm - Musical Menorah Service


Bring your family and come rejoice with the Solel community on Chanukah for a special Shabbat Service. Bring your Chanukah Menorah, and your singing voice for this musical service.


Information on reservations and cost to follow.


TOT SHABBAT SERVICES AND SHABBAT DINNER

Friday, November 19, 2010

5:30 pm

Led by our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Religious School Class.
Join your extended Solel family for a community dinner. Please RSVP via email or phone no later than November 10th to the Religious School Office. To RSVP for dinner, please click here to download and print the appropriate forms.

All are welcome. We look forward to celebrating Shabbat with you and your family.


JOYCE SCHRAGER'S AMERICAN JEWISH SHORT STORIES


Wednesday November 24th at 10:00am


Get involved in great literature and stimulating conversation. Joyce's class meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Please be aware that Joyce charges a modest fee for her class.



"SPIRITUALITY IN THREE GREAT TRADITIONS"

JOIN RABBI MOFFIC AND OTHERS AT COMMON GROUND


Sunday, November 21st, 1:00-4:00 pm

Rabbi Moffic will participate in a panel discussion--Spirituality Day--Three Ways to Center--at Common Ground (Rosemary Terrace, Deerfield). The panel will bring together representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in a rich discussion of spiritual varieties among the Abrahamite traditions. Rabbi Moffic will be joined by Ahmad Sadri (James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College) and Ron Miller (co-founder of Common Ground, Professor of Religion at Lake Forest College, and a frequent speaker at Solel). You may recall that Rabbi Moffic, Ron, and Ahmad did a series of panels at Solel last year. Call Common Ground (847/940-7870) for more information.


DOWNTOWN LUNCH & LEARN


Wednesday December 8th, 12:00pm


Join fellow Solelites for dynamic conversation led by Rabbi Moffic. Bring your lunch and be ready to jump into the conversation at this ongoing discussion series. Talks will focus on various texts, current events and much more!

Downtown Chicago Location

Jenner & Block LLP

353 N. Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60654


For security reasons, remember to register with the Solel Office.


SAVE THE DATE

INTERFAITH COFFEE


Sunday December 12th, 10:00 am-11:30 am



Congregation Solel prides itself on being an inclusive Reform Jewish Synagogue. With that in mind we invite you to particpate in an informative discussion at Solel. Rabbi Evan Moffic will join us as well as long time members who have lived Jewish lives as non-Jews within the Solel community. We'd like to hear from prospective and new members as to what they believe we can do to continue to welcome and meet the needs of interfaith families.


Please join us at Congregation Solel and feel free to bring friends! Young children are welcome. Day care will be provided.


Please RSVP to soleloffice@solel.org or (847) 433-3555. Light refreshments will be served.

SAVE THE DATE: SNOWBIRD SHABBAT

Presidents' Day Weekend, February 18th - 20th


On Presidents' Day Weekend, Rabbi Moffic and Wendy Rhodes will be in Longboat Key, Florida, celebrating Shabbat with members and friends of Congregation Solel. If you spend the winter months in or near Longboat Key, or if you want a reason to spend a winter weekend in Florida, you're invited!


Please let Solel's office know if you'd like to attend any events during the weekend. We expect to gather for a Shabbat Dinner and service, as well as a Torah study and special Shabbat program on Saturday.

RSNRELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS
ALL GRADE UPDATES AND E-NEWSLETTER

All the news that couldn't fit in the Shav'uon! Click Here for this weeks' Religious School E-Newsletter.
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Save the Date
Pre Kindergarten - Sixth Grade
HANUKKAH HAGIGAH (Celebration)
Sunday, December 5th - Social Hall

9:45 am - 12 pm

A Hagigah is Hebrew for a type of festival. Our Congregation Solel Religious School Hagigot are celebrations of student learning for Pre-K through 6th grade: students, families, and teachers come together to listen to student presentations, play experiential games, create through the arts, and sing Jewish music.

Confirmation students will assist in leading various stations.

Parents: this is a very important day to attend with your children so they experience the program in a meaningful way!
Please join us Sunday, November 21st for
Pre-Kindergarten Class / Solel Yeladim
9:45 am until noon

Congregation Solel's Religious School offers an exciting program designed to help 3 and 4 year-old children begin to embrace their Jewish heritage in a lively, fun environment.

Together we celebrate holidays, learn and create Jewish music and art, participate in synagogue life, sing, play games, and dance. One of the keys to our success is hands-on parental participation.

Siblings of members, as well as non-members of the synagogue, may attend!

To register, or if you have any questions about Solel Yeladim, please contact the Religious School office or Geoff Prass, Director of Education, at 847-433-3417 or Religious_School@solel.org.
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YOUTH GROUP NEWS
SolTY Event Invitation for All 9th - 12th Graders

Come join us at our Kick-off event of the year as we celebrate our first SolTY Youth Group Event of the 2010-2011 school year!

We'll be jumping for joy THIS Saturday, November 20th at Pump-It-Up in Vernon Hills. Starting at 7:30 pm, the event will include over an hour and a half of jumping fun in their gigantic inflatable filled arenas as well as schmoozing, games and fun!


TIME 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
LOCATION Pump It Up - Vernon Hills
500 N Fairway Drive ~ Suite B
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
COST $15
The cost of the evening covers entry admission price and snacks. Please pay in cash or check made out to Congregation Solel on the night of the event.
RSVP
Please RSVP for this event by Friday, November 17th so we will have an idea of how many people to expect.

You can RSVP via email to Religious_School@solel.org or 847.433.3417 ext. 230.
RELEASE
You must have this waiver signed by a parent/guardian when you arrive on Saturday evening.

To download a copy of the form, please click here.


NFTY WINTER KALLAH
9th - 12th Grade Students
December 17-19, 2010


NFTYites are officially invited to sign up for Winter Kallah. Click here for all pertinent information and registration information.
CECOMMUNITY EVENTS

JEWISH B2B NETWORKING GROUP


Next Meeting is November 18th at the Meyer Kaplan JCC


Meyer Kaplan JCC

5050 Church St., Skokie


Many businesses and job seekers will be represented, so be prepared to expand your professional network. Special presentation: "Speaking and presenting SUCCESSFULLY". Refreshments will be served.


Sponsors: SLSF, Deja Views and Moshe Klein & Assoc. RSVP

at www.jewishb2bnetworking.com


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PADS NEED YOUR HELP

On the second Sunday of every month, Solel members prepare and serve dinner to the clients of PADS in Waukegan. If you would like to volunteer for one evening, please contact Tom Spring, 847-831-3076, spring234@att.net.
GIVING VOICE TO THE UNSPEAKABLE

Responding to domestic violence in Jewish homes ....
Warning Signs for Potentially Abusive Relationships


Have you ever wondered if you or someone you care about might be in an abusive relationship? Click Here to read some things to think about:

If any of these examples apply to your relationship or to the relationships of someone you care about, call SHALVA for a free consult from a specialist in evaluating domestic abuse.

773-583-(Help) 4673 or www.shalvaonline.org
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We are a spiritual home that engages our members and community in prayer, learning and the pursuit of social justice.We prize inclusiveness, innovation, and involvement in our programs, life cycle events and leadership. Everyone who walks in the building should feel inspired, uplifted and connected.
Visit our website at
www.solel.org

1301 Clavey Road ~ Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 433-3555 ~ Soleloffice@solel.org