Happenings Elsewhere

 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2012
Monday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Procopius Abbey, Lisle
The DuPage Interfaith Resource Network Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, November 19th at 7:30 PM in the beautiful sanctuary of St. Procopius Abbey at the corner of Maple and College in Lisle. The service features broad participation from a wide range of religions including: Protestants, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Moslems, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, and B’hai. We hear the prayers of other religions, sung and chanted. The service is a wonderful way to begin the week of Thanksgiving. The warmth and diversity of the worshipping congregation expresses the promise of America. We respect our differences and appreciate that which binds us together. We proclaim a common message of thanks with our words and melodies of prayer.
One Book/ One Community Author Talk
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Congregation Etz Chaim
Dear Jewish Friends:
Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County is the hosting West Suburban location for this year’s Spertus One Book/One Community program.  The novel, One More River, which takes place in the American South, explores race, class and Jewish life during the 1920’s and 1960’s, in an alternating chapter narrative style.  Author Mary Glickman will speak about her book, answer questions and sign books at Etz Chaim on Sunday, December 2nd.  The free program includes a Kosher reception. 
Even if you do not have the opportunity to read the book prior to this event, please consider attending.  We hope that this will be the first of many Spertus programs that reaches out to our untapped, diverse Jewish community in the western suburbs.
Shavua tov!
Mark and Barbara Turner
Co-Chairs, Lifelong Learning Committee
Congregation Etz Chaim
1710 S. Highland Ave.
Lombard, IL