The 20s & 30s community at Temple Sholom
Temple Sholom of Chicago’s 20’s and 30’s events seek to help young Chicago Jews glean from their religion a deeper sense of community, connection, meaning, spirituality, inspiration, as well as a context for doing good in the world.
Our monthly Sushi Shabbat events attract between 100-250 people and include themes such as “Honky Tonk Shabbat,” “Beat-Box Shabbat” and Shabbat services featuring great thinkers, musicians and performers.
We also have a very active “Young Couples Club.” They get together regularly for social events like apple picking, dinners, for sporting events, and to celebrate holidays.
At Temple Sholom, 20’s and 30’s also gravitate to Temple sponsored social action projects such as our weekly soup kitchen; the Monday Mitzvah Meal; and to local and out of state programs that combine volunteerism, study, and outdoor adventures such as a recent trip to Colorado which included a house build, Shabbat on a mountaintop, whitewater rafting and hiking.
The Makom group is also involved heavily in organizing and participating in weekly Sushi Shabbats, where Torah study, schmoozing, and sushi meet one another for an excitingly spiritual and delicious evening.
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Upcoming Makom 20s/30s Events
Join us for an unpretentious discussion delving in to a Torah portion over a beer.
This Torah on Tap is led by a Rabbi at Anshe Sholom
Educated by Tara Westover
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
“Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue
“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review