22 | October 17, 2019 | The highland park landmark faith


Faith Briefs

The Gathering

7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Women 18 and up are

invited to join us for an

evening of connection

and encouragement. Help

yourself to appetizers,

hear from a speaker, and

enjoy a time of discussion.

We will engage topics that

will help spark meaningful

conversations and community.

Grab a friend, we

can’t wait to gather together.

Welcome Lunch

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Oct. 27. Join us for an informal

lunch after the 10

a.m. service in the lower

level Fellowship Hall.

We want to help you find

your next steps to discovering

life with God and to

connecting to the Christ

Chruch community.

The Forum

6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 11. The

Forum is a monthly gathering

for men to explore

real-world issues that matter

at home, at work and in

the community.

Lessons and Carols

7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Join

us for our annual Lessons

and Carols concert at the

Lake Forest campus.

Weeknight Service

7-8 p.m. Thursdays,

church coffee bar. Weeknight

service is a place to

come, stay awhile, meet

people and then go make

a difference. For more

information, call (847)

234-1001 or email Brad at


Men’s Breakfast Group

6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Panera Bread, 1211

Half Day Road, Bannockburn.

For more information,

contact Sean at seansmith797@gmail.com.

Trinity Episcopal (425 Laurel Avenue,

Highland Park)

Sunday Schedule

8:45 a.m. – Fellowship

9 a.m. – Holy Eucharist,

St. Michael’s Chapel

10 a.m. Sunday School

(on the 1st and 3rd Sundays)

11 a.m. – Fellowship

Men’s Bible Study Group

9-10 a.m. Saturdays

Wednesday Service

9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

with healing, St. Michael’s


A Safe Place

6 p.m. Thursdays - Guild


Men’s AA Meeting

8:30 p.m. Fridays

Makom Solel Lakeside (1301 Clavey

Road, Highland Park)

Torah Study

9:15 a.m. Saturdays

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

(1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park)

Keeper of the Flame


10 a.m. Nov. 3. Each

year the Men’s Club honors

a member that has

lived the mission of the

men’s club. Last year we

honored Michael Salberg

and this year’s winner will

be announced soon.

Writer’s Beit Midrash

9:30-11 a.m. every other

Wednesday, The NSS Beth

El Writer’s Beit Midrash

meets in the Maxwell Abbel

Library. All fiction,

non-fiction, poetry, memoir

and essay writers (published

or not yet published)

are welcome for discussions,

exercises, camaraderie

and critique. Contact

Rachel Kamin at rkamin@

nssbethel.org for more information

and to be added

to the mailing list.

Open Conversational


10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Practice Hebrew conversation

and reading informally

with other participants.

Free. For information,

contact Judy Farby at


Daily Minyan

8:45 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 6:15 p.m. Friday

Shabbat Service

6:15 p.m. Friday (Kabbalat


8:50 a.m. Shacharit

(Shabbat Morning)

10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation

(Grades 2-6)

10:45 a.m. Young Family

Service (families with

children first-grade age

and younger)

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

Weekend Services

5 p.m. Saturdays

4-4:45 p.m. Sundays,


8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday



4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays

Sunday Connection

Scripture Group

10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays,

The Sunday Connection

is a women’s discussion

group based on the

readings for the following

weekend liturgies. Coffee

and camraderie following

each session. Everyone

welcome, no sign-up necessary.

The group is located

in the church’s parish


Central Avenue Synagogue (874 Central

Ave., Highland Park)

Jewish Spirituality and

Mysticism Class

1:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Jewish Spirituality and

Mysticism Class open to

members and non members

discusses spiritual

applications of the weeks

Torah portion to contemporary

life. For more info

regarding other daytime

and evening classes please

call (847) 266-0770.

St. James Catholic Church (134 North

Ave., Highwood)

Catholic Charities Supper

6:30 p.m. Thursdays,

Parish Hall

Food Pantry

5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday,

lower level of school.

Worship Services

8 a.m. Monday through


8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays

8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays

Noon Sundays with a


Alcoholics Anonymous

7 p.m. Mondays in the


Submit information for The

Landmark’s Faith page to

Erin Yarnall at erin@hplandmark.com.

The deadline is

noon on Thursdays. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565

ext. 34.

NSSRA purchases Lakeside Congregation property


Submitted Content

Northern Suburban

Special Recreation Association

(NSSRA) ended its

six-year search for a new

facility on Thursday, Aug.

29 when its purchase of

Lakeside Congregation for

Reform Judaism was made


Set back on Lake Cook

Road near the Edens Expressway,

the 5.5 acre

campus and 30,000 square

foot facility was put on the

market by Lakeside last

November in preparation

for its June 2019 merger

with Congregation Solel

(1301 Clavey Road). For

NSSRA, Lakeside’s location

is ideal, in the heart

of the northern suburbs

and central to NSSRA’s 13

partner agencies.

NSSRA serves approximately

1,800 children,

teens and adults with disabilities

living in its partner

communities throughout

the northern suburbs.

The programs and services

offered by NSSRA enhance

lives, foster friendships,

build skills, and

create the kinds of experiences

that make for fuller,

richer lives. With the distinction

as the first Special

Recreation Association in

the country, NSSRA has

been creating an environment

of belonging through

play since 1970.

“This is an important

step in our nearly 50-year

history,” NSSRA’s Executive

Director Craig Culp


Speaking on behalf

of the newly combined

synagogue, Makom Solel

Lakeside, Executive Director

Rick Schuster explained

that the sale of the

building to NSSRA has

brought a sense of comfort

to members of the Lakeside

Congregation community,

many of whom

harbored fond memories

of significant events spanning

several years if not

decades into the past.

“The opportunity to

preserve the building and

turn it over to a nonprofit

organization that provides

such outstanding services

for the community is of

immense value and is

consistent with our Judaic

teachings of tikkun olam

(repairing the world),”

Schuster said.

Roughly half of the

funds to purchase the

Lakeside came from a

capital reserve account

created in 2013 when NS-

SRA’s Board of Directors

identified the need for a

new facility. The remaining

finances needed were

provided thanks to significant

donations from a generous

NSSRA family and

NSSRA Foundation.

NSSRA hopes to begin

renovations in early 2020

and expects to transition

operations and programming

to the facility within

the next 12 to 18 months.

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