Chicago Yachad Winter Events

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This past weekend, Yachad held its annual Juniors division Shabbaton (ages 7-14 y/o) with Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, hosted by Congregation Kehilath Jacob Beth Samuel in Peterson Park. This was our 8th consecutive year partnering together on this shabbaton. Our members enjoyed the camaraderie with the Hillel Torah peers, along with teen leaders from our High School Leadership Board and our talented Advisors. great ruach, fun games, laughter, the kindling of new friendships, rekindling of old ones, and delicious food were just some of the highlights. Thank you to Rabbi Leibtag, Rabbi Linzer, Karen Kluk and the rest of the talented Hillel Torah staff and volunteers for making this Shabbaton one of the best we have had! Also, thank you to Rena & Tzvi Harris for hosting an enjoyable and memorable Oneg. We look forward to additional exciting and inclusive Juniors programming throughout the school year and appreciate our collaborative partnerships with these premier organizations.

Yachad Seniors (15-23 y/o) and Rayim (24+ y/o) divisions had a fun ice skating event at Rosemont Ice Rink (aka “Frozemont”) this past Sunday, 12/16. Over 40 people participated. Members, High School peers, and staff enjoyed dessert first – warm hot chocolate and cookies – at the rink after ice skating, and upon returning to the Lounge, we partook in a tasty pizza dinner.

Our GO b’Yachad board, representing our women and girls only Yachad division (all ages), met Sunday evening to prepare for upcoming events! All of the girls and young women involved are motivated to create an enjoyable, entertaining and inclusive environment for their highly anticipated events.

Rounding out a busy week at Yachad, we were pleased to welcome Layah Shagalow, LMSW, from National Yachad’s Summer Department. We are especially proud of our newest program partnership with Camp Moshava – Wild Rose.

For further information or questions about any of our local or national programs, please contact us at chicagoyachad@ou.org, Yachad.org/Chicago or at 844-4-YACHAD. #BecauseEveryoneBelongs

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