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What does Tzedek Chicago’s Judaism celebrate?

“From time to time I’m asked, ‘Saying you are non-Zionist only tells me what you’re not,” Rabbi Rosen remarked in his Rosh Hashanah sermon. “But what is it that your Judaism does celebrate?’ It’s a fair question and one I’d like to address to you this morning. Rabbi Rosen went on to describe what he calls the New Jewish Diasporism – celebrating our congregation’s embrace of a Judaism beyond nationalism.

Rabbi Rosen expanded on Tzedek’s values on Yom Kippur, discussing why Jews must embrace anti-racism. “At Tzedek Chicago, we’ve actually articulated this as one of our congregation’s core values…But what does it mean, as a Jewish congregation to observe anti-racism as a sacred value?”

We’ve posted both of Rabbi Rosen’s sermons below.



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Tzedek Chicago Sukkot Potluck Lunch


Join Tzedek Chicago this Sunday, October 23 at 12:30 pm for a very special potluck Sukkot lunch. Ellen Gradman will offer an art project for kids and adults alike, Benjamin Helphand will lead us in a rousing round of Veggie Bingo and we will participate in a Diaspora-focused Sukkot ritual that uses indigenous Midwest species in place of a lulav and etrog. (Whaaa? Check out this article for more).

Location: a private home in Logan Square. Contact to RSVP and let us know what food you will bring!