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Seder Music by Cantor Young

by Bekki Kaplan

April 17, 2024

Celebrate Passover with music by Cantor Young. Below is a collection of songs to sing at your Seder table to celebrate passover.Passover Songs and links to recordings  

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Congregational Highlights

Rabbi London D’var Torah on “A Letter in the Scroll” – Section 3 (“The Vision”)

by Bekki Kaplan

March 29, 2024

This year as a congregation we are reading, “A Letter in the Scroll” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. On Friday, March 29 Rabbi London shared a D’var Torah on the third …

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Congregational Highlights

Purim Rocked!

by Bekki Kaplan

March 23, 2024

A Day in the Life of Shushan “With a little help from our friends,” we took a “magical mystery tour” of a Beatles-filled Purim spiel. Everyone had a “ticket to …

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Israel

Part One: Can We Talk About Israel, Discussion Led by Rabbi London

by Bekki Kaplan

March 17, 2024

On Sunday, March 17 was the first of a two-part series on Daniel Sokatch’s Book, Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted. The second …

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Music

Recording: Cantor Young Debuts Premiere Composition at Soul Spark Shabbat on Friday, March 15, 2024

by Bekki Kaplan

March 15, 2024

Cantor Young’s newest composition, Da L’cha, is set to a Naomi Shemer poem based on words from Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

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Israel

Bibliography from Dr. David Myers and Hussein Ibish

by Bekki Kaplan

February 22, 2024

In February 2024 the Evanston Interfaith Clergy held a two-day forum entitled, Learning Together:  An Interfaith Approach to the War in Gaza, presented by Dr. David Myers and Hussein Ibish.  …

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Congregational Highlights

Connecting on Shabbat for Our Sixth Graders / Incoming Kabbalat Mitzvah Students

by Bekki Kaplan

February 10, 2024

Our sixth graders led meaningful Shabbat services with Cantor Young on Friday evening. Rabbi London and parents joined us on Shabbat morning for a day filled with prayer, laughter, learning, …

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Congregational Highlights

160 in Attendance for Yoga Prayer Gathering To Bring the Israeli Hostages Home

by Bekki Kaplan

January 28, 2024

People of all ages came together for a powerful experience that incorporated prayer, spirituality and yoga. Together more than $9,000 was raised to help the hostage families fund with advocacy …

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News

Advocacy Update – Banned Book Week by Judy Caplan

by Bekki Kaplan

October 5, 2023

Let Freedom Read! Banned Books Week is October 1 – 7, 2023 Whether it’s Toni Morrison’s Beloved that opened your heart in high school English class or Michelle Alexander’s New …

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News

Yom Kippur Connections for the Homeless Clothing Drive

by Bekki Kaplan

August 15, 2023

When Evanston clergy came together in 1984 to found the city’s first overnight shelter, Rabbi Peter Knobel z”l was at the forefront of the effort. The shelter became the cornerstone …

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