Did Jew See That? & Challah Baking with Paige at Base Hillel
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Did Jew See That? & Challah Baking with Paige at Base Hillel

We'll start the evening off with making challah dough, and as it rises we'll watch and discuss clips from a sketch comedy Israeli TV show called, The Jews are Coming, co-led by Columbia senior Monica Hirsch. When our challah is ready, we'll B&B (braid and bake) together. 

Co-sponsored by DePaul Hillel.

Please RSVP on Facebook so that we have enough dough for everyone! Check out the Facebook event here.

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Tacos and Torah is Back!
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Tacos and Torah is Back!

After sporadic appearances this winter, Tacos and Torah is back for the summer! As soon as weather allows we will be out in the backyard with the traditional veggie taco bar and some cold drinks! This summer we will experiment with taking a more mystical/hasidic approach to the weekly Torah portion- drawing upon the wisdom of our ancestors and our own wisdom to bring the Torah to life! 
We will kick off this Thursday, 4/26 with Acharei- Mot!

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Chicago Justice Series: Art & Change with Young Chicago Authors at Base Hillel
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Chicago Justice Series: Art & Change with Young Chicago Authors at Base Hillel

On Sunday, April 29, join the Chicago Justice Series as we explore the interplay between art and social justice in Chicago with Young Chicago Authors. Luis Carranza and Kee Stein, members of YCA's 2017 Bomb Squad Program, will perform their slam poetry, lead a writing workshop and Q&A about the role art plays in creating change in Chicago. The Chicago Justice Series is a collaboration of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Mishkan Chicago, Repair the World, and Silverstein Base Hillel.

You must RSVP for this event.

Check out the Facebook event for more info.


Bios:

Luis Carranza is from south west side of Chicago; Writer, Community organizer, Activist. Founder of Little Village High School Student Union captain of Little Village High School poetry slam team, Louder than a bomb semi-finalist performed at Villapalooza, Art institute of Chicago, Mamby on the beach, Open books, and member of Bomb squad 2017

Kee Stein was originally hatched in Las Vegas but now resides in the Back of the Yards, Chicago where she thoughtfully types hella poems on her chromebook and eats Harold's twice a week. She is a former competitor in Louder Than A Bomb and a member of Young Chicago Authors's 2017 Bomb Squad Program. Her works are explorations into the worlds that cradle her: Queerness, Blackness, Womxnhood. Kee's bars are instigations aimed to combat the societal and political structures that straight, white dudes have doomed us with. Shorty is fierce with a pen, loud with a mic, unafraid to take up space, and hopes to get rich on the Ellen Show.

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70 Faces of Revelation: Shavuot Smorgasbord of Jewish Learning
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

70 Faces of Revelation: Shavuot Smorgasbord of Jewish Learning

70 Faces of Revelation: A Smorgasbord of Jewish Learning for Shavuot
Join us at Silverstein Base Hillel for an evening of liberatory, preparatory, and revelatory Torah in honor of Shavuot, our celebration of Jewish wisdom. We'll be guided by teachers from Hillel, Mishkan ChicagoAvodahMoishe House Wicker ParkChicago Lakeview Moishe HouseRSJ Moishe HouseMoishe House Hyde ParkSVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, and Limmud Chicago + MW, and heavy snacks, cheesecake, and wine will be served. *This event was created by young adult educators and is geared towards undergrads, grad students, and young professionals.*
Given the large number of co-sponsoring orgs we anticipate this event may reach capacity. Make sure to register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe11hOgp5w4OCmqiYU_tjfily6koGrYdcidtzxWOE52L8ZRVg/viewform?usp=sf_link

List of sessions and teachers coming soon!

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Loop coffee chat: The Finale
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Loop coffee chat: The Finale

Join Evan for the FINAL coffee chat of the year. This is a big one folks, rumor has it that the Panera staff will be preforming a goodbye balled for us that features exploding bread bowls*. You don't want to miss it.

*due to strict fire code there will not be exploding bread bowls, or singing Panera staff but there will be free coffee and good vibes.

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Judaism and the Environment Learning Series at Base Hillel
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Judaism and the Environment Learning Series at Base Hillel

Like Judaism? A fan of the environment? Then buckle up, because oh boy do we have something for you!

The fourth installment in a joint series between Silverstein Base Hillel, Old Town Moishe House and Lakeview Moishe House. Join us for some schmoozing, eating and learning. A vegetarian lunch and discussions will be provided. Please reach out if you'd like a Hechshered meal and we'll provide one!

This series runs from January to June and will rotate locations between the Lakeview and Old Town Moishe Houses and Silverstein Base Hillel. If you are interested in leading a session, please reach out to any of us. You do not need to attend every session - come to one, come to all! 

PLEASE RSVP

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DePaul: Intersectionality, Feminism and the State of Israel
Apr
17
4:30 PM16:30

DePaul: Intersectionality, Feminism and the State of Israel

Can Israel and feminism be at the forefront of one's identity? Why do feminist platforms in the name of intersectionality seemingly leave out certain "pro-Israel" voices? Join us for a workshop led by Stephanie Goldfarb as we explore these questions, and the relationship between intersectionality, feminism, and Israel. Sushi and refreshments provided.

About Stephanie Goldfarb.

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Loyola: Resetting the Table
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Loyola: Resetting the Table

Please let us know that you're coming by signing up here.

Hillel at Loyola is thrilled to celebrate Chicago Israel Week by welcoming Resetting the Table to campus!! Resetting the Table is an organization that was founded for the American Jewish community to acknowledge that even within our own community, we hold many different opinions on the Israel-Palestine conflict, and that we don’t know how to talk to one another about it. This workshop will focus on identifying the experience/ideas that shape your relationship with Israel, drawing out points of difference within our community, and facilitating conversation across conflict. This event is open to all Loyola students, and dinner will be served!

Please contact hannah@metrochicagohillel.org with any questions!

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Shabbat in the Shuk
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Shabbat in the Shuk

Join Metro Chicago Hillel in helping us kick off our annual Chicago Israel Week through the one, the only, the DELICIOUS... SHABBAT IN THE SHUK!

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

Shabbat Services at 6pm in Rose Crown Minyan Room
Shuk Open from 7pm to 9pm in Blum Hall

Imagine weaving your way through the aisles of the Machane Yehuda Marketplace in Jerusalem (Haven't been? Think the "bazaar in Aladdin!"). Enjoy:
Israeli Wine Tasting
Olive Oil Tasting
Dead Sea Products Sampling
Israeli Acapella Performance
Play Gaga and other Israeli games
ENJOY over 15 FOOD STATIONS!

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Memory in the Living Room
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Memory in the Living Room

Join Metro Chicago Hillel for our first Memory In The Living Room, a community-driven, interactive learning environment where we will discuss the memory of the Holocaust. We will listen to recorded testimonies by Holocaust survivors, after which we will discuss the relevance of the memory of the Holocaust in today's world in light the rise of the new wave of antisemitism. We will also explore artistic ways of expressing our individual feelings and opinions on the memory of the Holocaust.

Check out the Facebook event for more information. 

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Privyet Party: Through the Lens of Chicago’s Russian Jews
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Privyet Party: Through the Lens of Chicago’s Russian Jews

A discussion about the Russian roots of Hillel at Loyola with Patti Ray, Loyola's Founding Hillel Director.

Great Russian kosher refreshments, some from Daniel's Caviar, Buffalo Grove, the family store of Hillel student, Sasha Fishel.

We will also be commemorating Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a special candle lightning service.

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Levine Hillel's Ultimate & Ice Cream Social (The Ultimate Social)
Apr
11
to Apr 12

Levine Hillel's Ultimate & Ice Cream Social (The Ultimate Social)

Come join JUICE Ultimate & UIC Hillel for some ice cream! Regardless of weather, there will be delicious ice cream treats for all and plenty of discs for everyone to toss! We'll be at UIC Hillel (924 S. Morgan St.) and on the lawn across the street!

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Yavilah McCoy: Faith, Power and Privilege at Base
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Yavilah McCoy: Faith, Power and Privilege at Base

Join Metro Chicago Hillel as we welcome Yavilah McCoy, an educator, activist and spiritual teacher, to talk and discuss "Faith, Power and Privilege: Holding Intersectionality, Equity and Justice in 2018”. Yavilah is the CEO of DIMENSIONS Inc. in Boston. She has spent the past 20 years working extensively in multi-faith communities and partnering specifically with the Jewish community to engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. There will be dinner provided. 
Please sign up here!

If you have any questions please email Evan Richter at Evan@metrochicagohillel.org or Megan GoldMarche at Megan@metrochicagohillel.org.

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MCH Trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum
Apr
8
1:15 PM13:15

MCH Trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Metro Chicago Hillel and Northwestern Hillel for an afternoon at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. We will take a tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition and see the Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience in the new Hologram Theater. Tickets and travel will be provided but you MUST SIGN UP HERE if you are interested in coming. 

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

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Passover Seders 2018 at Base
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Passover Seders 2018 at Base

  • Silverstein Base Hillel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign up for Base Seders now! Registration is required!

1st seder Friday, March 30 for college students. Tickets are $5.
2nd seder Saturday, March 31 for young adults. Tickets are $15.

If cost is prohibitive please email rabbimegan@gmail.com and we will make it work!
Pay on VENMO to Metro Chicago Hillel and put Passover in the "What is it for line?"!

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

 

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DePaul's Israel LGBTQ History And Intersectionality Lunch
Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

DePaul's Israel LGBTQ History And Intersectionality Lunch

On March 26th, Hillel, OneVoice DePaulA Wider Bridge and Beit Hakehilot are hosting a lunch featuring speakers from Haifa's Communities' House and A Wider Bridge to talk about LGBTQ issues in Israel.

Join us as we hear from CEO Arnon Allouche and Program Manager Adi Sadaka about the unique tapestry of Haifa’s LGBTQ community–working toward LGBTQ empowerment, coexistence,
and multiculturalism.

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March For Our Lives with Metro Chicago Hillel
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

March For Our Lives with Metro Chicago Hillel

Join Metro Chicago Hillel at Chicago's March For Our Lives (https://www.marchforourlives.com/) on 3/24 at 11am.

9:00-10:15AM: 
BREAKFAST AND POSTER-MAKING at Anna's home (message/text her for address). We will depart to the march downtown together afterward.

11:00-1:00PM:
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, Grant Park downtown

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

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Chicago Justice Series Speak Torah to Power Watch Party at Base
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Chicago Justice Series Speak Torah to Power Watch Party at Base

Join Repair the WorldSilverstein Base HillelMishkan ChicagoJCUA - Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and Avodah as the Chicago Justice Series teams up with Avodah to watch Rabbi Rachel Timoner Speak Truth to power. Come anytime after 5:30 for a vegetarian Taco Bar (it's Taco and Torah night at Base), at 6 PM we will screen the talk and at 7 pm join RabbiDanya RuttenbergHannah A and Rabbi Megan GoldMarche for a conversation about the talk and how it relates to our local justice work.

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Beyond The Passover Basics with Base & YLD
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Beyond The Passover Basics with Base & YLD

Looking for ways to get more out of the Passover Seder this year? Looking for a new tradition to spice up your family gathering or a tidbit to impress your friends? Join YLD and Silverstein Base Hillel for dinner and a chance to learn new insights into the Festival of Freedom from Rabbi Megan and your peers.  

The cost of the event will be $10 which includes dinner, wine, and all program materials.

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

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MCH Focus Group with the Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

MCH Focus Group with the Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics

Do you want to learn more about Jewish genetic topics? Join Metro Chicago Hillel and the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics for dinner from Mizrahi Grill and a discussion. Share your thoughts on what resources would be most useful to you, and learn directly from Sarnoff Center staff about what you can do to manage your family’s risk of recessive disorders and hereditary cancers. Limited spots available. Sign up here! For more information contact Becca Bakal at rebeccabakal@juf.org.

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MCH Goes to Second City
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

MCH Goes to Second City

Join MCH for a night of laughter and fun as we head to Second City for their "Best of" show. Featuring Sketches from their past Revues written by great Alumni including Tina Fey, Steve Carrel, and Amy Poehler (just to name a few).  


IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ BELOW! 
Tickets are $21.00 but if you attend a pre-show Pizza Party and improv program led by Charles and Evan (we are going to read some torah portions and do scenes inspired by them) at Evan's apartment across the street at 6 PM you get an $11.00 reimbursement! Tickets are limited so it is first come first serve. 

Time line of the evening
6 PM-Pizza Party and Improv Program at Evan's Apartment (Address will be provided after you sign up)

7:30 PM- Walk over to Second City

8:00 PM- Show begins

Sign up Below! 
Ticket purchase:
https://metrochihillel.wufoo.com/forms/s8o5adt13u0j10/

Show info:
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/best-of-the-second-city-4/

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Levine Hillel Center Pizza and Personal Finance
Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Levine Hillel Center Pizza and Personal Finance

Come enjoy some PIZZA and a personal finance workshop!

This workshop examines money beliefs, how they influence our behavior, and affect our lives. We dispel some common money myths that hold us back, like “I’m not good with money” and replace them with positive stories about personal agency and planning for the future. You’ll leave this workshop feeling more confident and in control of your money and life.

Presenters:

Dave Kramer, co-Author of the $500 cup of Coffee: A Lifestyle Approach to Financial Independence and owner of Aim Mortgage corp. has been a dedicated and trusted mortgage professional since 1993. He has developed a wide network of lending resources to help educate people and find the best options for all real-estate and financial needs. Mr. Kramer specializes in mortgage loans, personal finance, credit analysis and repair, and real estate investing.

Steven Lome, co-Author of the $500 cup of Coffee, residential real estate developer, and owner of MyFi Inc.

Dave Kramer and Steven Lome will be joining us at the Levine Hillel Center on March 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pizza will be served.

*Pizza will be kosher

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Adulting 101: Finding a spiritual home and practicing self-care
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Adulting 101: Finding a spiritual home and practicing self-care

Silverstein Base Hillel and Metro Chicago Hillel want to help you learn to adult! For our second panel we have assembled a team of spiritually competent and successful leaders to talk through the challenges and joys of finding spiritual community and practicing self-care in adulthood. JoinEllie Spitz of Maggie's Place and Mishkan Chicago, Rabbi David Meir Russoof Anshe Emet Synagogue and Rabbi David Wolkenfeld of Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation for this enlightening conversation! 
And of course there will be heavy snacks and good company! 
This is the second of three panels on adulting Jewishly:
Our final session with be March 27th 7-8:30: Finding Jewish life and community with representatives from JCUA - Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Moishe House, aka Ben Varhula and Chicago Young Leadership Division (YLD)
All students and young adults are welcome!

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FIRST BASE WITH SVARA at Base Hillel
Mar
4
11:30 AM11:30

FIRST BASE WITH SVARA at Base Hillel

Introducing FIRST BASE WITH SVARA, an afternoon of learning for all students and young adults in the Chicago area to build community, dive deep into a text, and have a lot of subversive fun along the way! In this historical moment when so many of us are alienated from our traditions, come participate a program that radically redefines who has access and ownership to Jewish wisdom (spoiler: Everybody)! All you need to know is your alef-bet, and if you don’t yet, click on the registration link and read on for opportunities to learn.

Join us on Sunday, March 4 from 12 - 3pm* 

Come anytime after 11:15 for a light brunch and shmoozing!
The program will start promptly at 12.
*Please plan to attend the full three hours of learning.

If you've never learned with SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, this is a great opportunity to get a taste! And if you're a SVARA regular, take this opportunity to get to know Silverstein Base Hillel!

All identities and levels of familiarity with both text study and queerness are welcome.

Space is limited and this is gonna be a hot one, so REGISTER NOW:https://svara.z2systems.com/np/clients/svara/eventRegistration.jsp?event=140&

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Second Annual YP Hamentaschen Tasting at Base
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Second Annual YP Hamentaschen Tasting at Base

Join us for a hamentaschen tasting that retells the Purim story, alongside drinks and heavy appetizers followed by Havdalah, the ceremony that ends Shabbat and begins the new week! Open to all 21+ students and young professionals
RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf57a01kdqDrsSqsFHc4Ct4x4soU2_7uMD9XEzEi7A4sRm7GA/viewform

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