Makom Book Club 1:00 pm
Makom Book Club @ Colectivo Coffee- Andresonville
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon ...
Makom Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm
Makom & Or Chadash Joint Service 7:45 pm
Makom & Or Chadash Joint Service @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Or Chadash (LGBTQ Members & Allies), Makom (20s/30s), and the Makom Band have collaborated to create and lead services that blend the traditions of Or Chadash, Makom and those of Temple Sholom. This service is open to all! 7:45-8:45pm – Service 8:45-9:45pm – Oneg
Makom Shabbat (formerly Sushi Shabbat)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.