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NSCI Emergency Food and Paper Goods Drive for the Waukegan Community

The Waukegan public schools have been closed since  October 2. As a result, the community has seen a substantial increase in the need for food, intensified significantly by the fact that a large number of students rely on the schools for 2 of their 3 daily meals. Waukegan community centers and food pantries are experiencing unprecedented demand.  We are collecting food and paper supplies to support 3 of those organizations: The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, Beacon House, and the COOL Food Pantry. Please drop off any of the following items in the designated bins at the synagogue no later than Wednesday, November 5: Microwavable individual mac & cheese, Canned soup (pop top only), Small boxes of cereal, Shelf-stable milk, Fresh fruit - apples/bananas/oranges (please drop this off in Rabbi Geffen’s office), Granola bars, Fruit cups, Individual pretzel packs, Individual apple sauce packs, Canned tuna and canned chicken (pull top only), Napkins, Paper Towels, and Disinfectant wipes.

Pledge to Vote for ARZA-Representing Reform Judaism in the 2015 World Zionist Organization Elections
In 2015, every single Jew has an important – and real – opportunity to make their voice heard. By voting for ARZA-Representing Reform Judaism, you’re supporting gender equality, religious equality, and lasting peace and security in the region. Vote in the 2015 World Zionist Organization elections. Make your voice heard by signing the pledge card HERE.

NSCI is Streaming Services Online
Click HERE to view services that are streaming live, as well as a list of archived services. When viewing the player, there is a button on the lower right hand side that will allow you to view the player in full screen mode.


Featured Event

"The Newspaper Writer's Life" A Conversation with Chicago Newspaper Columnists Neil Steinberg and Rick Kogan

Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Lawrence J. Gutter Literary Series of North Shore Congregation Israel presents: "The Newspaper Writer's Life" A Conversation with Chicago Newspaper Columnists Neil Steinberg and Rick Kogan. Neil Steinberg began writing for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1984, and joined the staff in 1987 as a feature writer. He became a columnist in 1996, and his column runs three days a week in the news section. Born and raised and still living in Chicago, Rick Kogan has worked for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, where he is a senior writer and columnist, and is Host of "After Hours with Rick Kogan" on WGN radio.


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