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Farewell to Jordan: A Community Celebration

Sun,May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Evanston Ecology Center
Join the Orot community to toast Jordan Bendat-Appell, Orot co-founder, as he prepares to leave the Chicago area to assume a new position at Camp Ramah in Canada. Come and share your warm wishes with Jordan before he leaves our community,


Speaking to the Heart: Love at the Heart of Social Justice- An evening with Rabbi Shoshanah Conover

Thu,Apr 4 @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sketchpad Chicago - 4700 N. Ravenswood, suite B, Chicago

Speaking to the Heart: Love at the Heart of Social Justice

An evening with Rabbi Shoshanah Conover

Drinks, appetizers, and community learning and conversation

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Sketchpad Chicago - 4700 N. Ravenswood

What role does love play in a life committed to the pursuit of justice? How can we deepen our understanding of social activism by viewing it through the lens of proximity and love?

Join us for for a heart-opening evening of learning and conversation with Rabbi Conover and the Orot community.

Rabbi Shoshanah Conover is an associate rabbi at Temple Sholom of Chicago and a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Rabbi Conover is a passionate and committed activist in Chicago and inspires many with her leadership in heartful social activism.

Rabbi Conover was honored to receive AVODAH’s Partner in Tzedek Award and the Chicago Board of Rabbis’ Rabbi Mordecai Simon Memorial Award as well as being a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Chicago.