Elsewhere In Our Community:

April 20, 7 pm: Friday Flick at UUSG

Green Fire, by Aldo Leopold, will be shown free of charge by the Green Sanctuary Committee at UUSG (Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva). The documentary highlights the environmentalist author, Aldo Leopold, who is considered by many as the foremost naturalist of the 20th Century, and the father of the United States’ wilderness system. Following the film, a short discussion of Leopold’s work will be led by Deb Askelson, UUSG’s Church School Administrator. Refreshments are provided. The church is located at 2nd and James Streets in Geneva, and please enter at 110 S. 2nd Street.  For more information call Ann at: 630-879-0677, or droverannal@aol.com.


April 24: FVI (Fox Valley Interfaith)

Fox Valley Interfaith invites you to attend a program on Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m., at The Schingoethe Center (www.aurora.edu/museum) of Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora.  Executive Director Meg Bero will speak on “The Evolution of the Native American Church.” FVI’s meetings are informal and welcoming to all. There will be a $3/person fee. RSVP to Janet Bell: janetb316@gmail.com or 630-262-3923.


2012 Israel Solidarity Days!

May 6

The 2012 Israel Solidarity Days brings the greater Jewish community together for a variety of festivities from April 26 to May 14!  This year, JUF is doing something different, and calling the event iDays.

CBS (Congregation Beth Shalom) in Naperville is participating by hosting an event on May 6, geared for children up  to 12 years old. Enjoy arts & crafts; screenings of Shalom Sesame and Rechov Sumsum; pita making and hummus tasting with Pushing the Envelope Farm; interactive music, and more!

Congregation Beth Shalom is located at 772 West 5th Avenue, Naperville. For additional information and registration, visit http://www.juf.org/idays/ifamily.aspx (and scroll to CBS listing at bottom of page).

Volunteers are also needed to help with this event. Please contact Jacob Margulies: jacob@continentalenvelope.com.


Summer Camp in Naperville!

Camp Gan Israel of Naperville 2012
Five-week camp from June 25-July 27.
Give your child a rich and wholesome summer experience at the only Jewish day camp in the western suburbs.


Gan Israel Program:

Ages 5-12 from 9:15 -3:30 pm

Mini Gan Israel:

Ages 3 & 4 From 9:15-1:00 pm

Location: Chabad Jewish Center-Naperville.

For more information visit www.CGINaperville.com or call the camp office at 630-344-9770


Leadership Development Program

April 29-30

The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Wagner Institute Presents “The Ethics of Power: Might vs. Right”

The Isidor and Rose Wagner Institute for Leadership Development of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), in partnership with Chicagoland Jewish High School (CJHS), will present a two-day program on “The Ethics of Power: Might vs. Right” on April 29 and 30, 2012. JTS Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen will give the keynote address, and members of the distinguished JTS faculty will lead courses on Jewish perspectives. The event will take place at CJHS (1095 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, Illinois), a school known for its culture of academic excellence, and check-in will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the 29th. For more info and to register, visit http://www.jtsa.edu/News/Press_Releases/JTS_Wagner_Institute_Presents_2-Day_Program.xml.


American Jewish World Service

Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will be speaking in your area about AJWS’s work around the globe. We hope you will join us!


Global Responsibility through a Jewish Lens

Friday, April 27, 2012

8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mega Shabbat lecture and Q&A with Ruth Messinger

Speaking of her own experiences in the developing world, Ruth will propose how American Jews, who enjoy greater affluence and influence than ever before, can do their part to alleviate poverty, hunger, violence, disease and oppression. Sharing the words of dedicated Jews from communities across the United States — college and rabbinical students, community leaders and skilled professionals — she will tell of the enormous transformative impact volunteering and advocacy can make in the modern era.

The Newberger Hillel Center at the University of Chicago

5715 South Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637


Pursuing Global Justice through Grassroots Change

Saturday, April 28, 2012

10:30 a.m. Sermon by Ruth Messinger, Kiddush to follow with Q&A/dialogue with Ruth

Ruth will discuss the role of “Jews as Global Citizens.” By embracing our obligation to assist all people in need, regardless of race, religion or nationality, we have the capacity to ensure social justice for coming generations. As Jews who take seriously our role as global citizens, we will contribute to tikkun olam, the fixing of the world.

Anshe Emet Synagogue

3751 North Broadway

Chicago, IL 60613


Fighting Hunger in a World of Plenty: A Grassroots Approach

Saturday, April 28, 2012

4:00 p.m. Community lecture by Ruth Messinger with a Q&A to follow

Join Ruth to learn about the politics behind the global hunger crisis.

Ruth will propose how American Jews can influence our government to

address the root causes of hunger and poverty, and put an end to the

world’s growing hunger problem from the ground up. She will also

highlight the work of AJWS and the grassroots projects we support in

countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas.

KAM Isaiah Israel

1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60615


For more information on events in your area, please visit www.ajws.org/events or contact Ilana Shushansky at ishushansky@ajws.org or 212.792.2886.


Volunteer Summer Through AJWS!

American Jewish World Service wants to share a special scholarship opportunity for Illinois students, ages 16 – 24) to travel with us to the developing world this summer. The Harvey Miller Foundation has generously provided a $250 scholarship for young adults who are from Illinois or who currently go to school there to go on AJWS’s Volunteer Summer.

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