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11 Nights of Learning- First Night

January 6 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

After the Tree of Life shooting this past October, we (two Jewish educators living in Chicago) wanted to do something to honor the dead. The result is 11 Nights of Learning, a series of gatherings, one for each life lost, where Jewish people from all over the Chicago area can learn, be together, and remember.

Our hopes are twofold.

One, to create inclusive, connective spaces for the wider Chicago Jewish community, by holding these nights across the city, across Jewish practice, and across styles of teaching, learning, and remembering.

Two, to honor and bless the memories of those who died at Tree of life through a dedication to continuing the work of understanding what it means to be in and of this world.

Our first meeting will be on January 6th at Moishe House Hyde Park, starting at 6PM. We will be remembering Rose Mallinger, who was the oldest victim of the attack. Rabbi Mónica Gomery of SVARA, a traditionally radical yeshiva, will be leading us in a night of song.  Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/MEUMmJ7m4iinsNof1 if you are hoping to attend so we can get you the address (it’s the Moishe House Hyde Park). You don’t have to attend every night and you don’t *have* to sign up to attend (please bring your friends on the day!) but it’s just a useful way for us to keep a rough track of numbers. Thank you in advance!

You can find out more about Rabbi Mónica and SVARA here: http://www.svara.org/about-svara/.

You do not need to be a part of the congregation, community, or space we are gathering in in order to attend. All identities always welcome (although please note that all of our learning will be co-ed). If you have any questions or concerns in terms of access and inclusivity, please email michellebrint@gmail.com.

The 11 Nights of Learning are generously supported in January by Moishe House, SVARA: a Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, Base Hillel, and the Jewish Enrichment Center.

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