A Wider Bridge Chicago invites you to a special Shabbat evening to open 2016. Shabbat Services followed by a reception with LGBT activists from the Jerusalem Open House, the flagship LGBT organization in Jerusalem and its only LGBT center.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Shabbat Services: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
The Hilton Chicago Hotel – 720 S Michigan Avenue, Continental “Room B”
Reception with Jerusalem Open House: 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM – BACK IN THE ORIGINAL PLACE
The Hilton Chicago Hotel – 720 S Michigan Avenue, Continental “Room C”
Creating Change Kaballat Shabbat Service, 7:30pm
Join Creating Change participants and the Chicago LGBT Jewish community for a service led by local clergy, including Rabbi Ari Moffic of Interfaith Family Chicago, Rabbi Menchem Cohen of Mitziut, Rabbi Shoshanah Conover of Temple Sholom of Chicago and Cantorial Soloist Judith Golden of Congregation Or Chadash.
Beyond the Bridge: Chicago Cocktail Reception Featuring Jerusalem Open House, 8:30pm
Join A Wider Bridge, the LGBT Jewish community, and alumni of the A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Israel Mission following the services for drinks and hors d’eouvers as the leaders of Jerusalem Open House discuss the important work of the organization, creating a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ people in Jerusalem, and share the progress and struggles of the community since the tragic loss at Jerusalem Pride this past summer.
For more information about these specific events, please contact Laurie.