22 | October 17, 2019 | The highland park landmark faith hplandmarkdaily.com 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 email@example.com. Men’s Breakfast Group 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Panera Bread, 1211 Half Day Road, Bannockburn. For more information, contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Chapel A Safe Place 6 p.m. Thursdays - Guild Room 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 Brunch 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 Hebrew 10-11 a.m. Sundays. Practice Hebrew conversation and reading informally with other participants. Free. For information, contact Judy Farby at email@example.com. Daily Minyan 8:45 a.m.; 7:30 p.m. Sunday 7:15 a.m.; 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.; 6:15 p.m. Friday Shabbat Service 6:15 p.m. Friday (Kabbalat Shabbat) 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, confession 8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday service Confessions 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 center. 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 Friday 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays Noon Sundays with a Spanish-language Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. Mondays in the Lounge. Submit information for The Landmark’s Faith page to Erin Yarnall at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is noon on Thursdays. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 34. NSSRA purchases Lakeside Congregation property 1 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 official. 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 said. 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.
hplandmarkdaily.com Life & arts the highland park landmark | October 17, 2019 | 23 Dance teacher Jenna Schoppe (second from right) leads a tap class at Highland Park’s West Ridge Center. Photos submitted LOWEST PRICES OF THESEASON The classes run each Monday through October. HPP choreographer teaches tap moves during October classes SAVE ON CARPET DURING NATIONAL KARASTAN MONTH SALE ENDS NOVEMBER 5 TH Erin Yarnall, Editor For decades, the Highland Park Players (HPP) have been offering the opportunity to experience theater in a local setting with several musical performances per season. This month, they’re debuting a new opportunity for local residents as regular choreographer Jenna Schoppe, who most recently choreographed the organization’s production of “Mamma Mia,” is teaching a series of tap dance classes at Highland Park’s West Ridge Center throughout the month of October. “The one thing that I hear a lot from the people who do our shows is that they wish there would be some more outlets to dance,” Highland Park Players President Brad Rose said. “Specifically dance, although I’ve heard some interest in music stuff as well.” Rose said that “from time to time,” the Players put on workshops highlighting different skills used in their productions. When they performed “Avenue Q,” they put on a workshop about puppetry. “Over the last several years, we’ve done some big dance shows and a lot of the community has come to see it,” Rose said. Every Monday throughout the month of October, the Players are hosting the classes, from 8-9 p.m. The cost for each class is $15, plus a $2 service fee for attendees who sign up online. The class is open to anyone who wants to come, although Schoppe said the class is best suited for students who have taken tap classes previously, and attendance at previous HPPhosted classes throughout the month is not necessary. “This one moves at a quick clip,” Schoppe said. “But it’s there to be fun. If you’re not a professional tap dancer, you’ll have fun at the class, but it’s not for your first time strapping on tap shoes.” Rose believes that attendees will not only benefit from what they learn at the class, but also the experience of working with Schoppe, who he has worked with over the course of two productions at Highland Park Players. “It’s a lot of fun,” Rose said. “[Schoppe] is the best to work with. I’ve worked with a lot of choreographers, and she is absolutely right at the top — her professionalism, she’s so easy to work with and she’s a lot of fun.” The Highland Park Players have been a part of the community since 1988, and hope to continue to offer a variety of classes and opportunities for the community to be involved in in the future. 1840 Skokie Boulevard Northbrook, IL60062 847.835.2400 www.lewisfloorandhome.com