We are really thrilled to be able to offer discounted tickets to Mishkan Chicago’s High Holiday services. If you’re looking for a little something different this year, Mishkan incorporates joyful song, yoga, meditation into their services. This year they’re hosting a disco break fast. For the link to discounted tickets, email Rachel at rachel@juchicago.org.

We are really thrilled to be able to offer discounted tickets to Mishkan Chicago’s High Holiday services. If you’re looking for a little something different this year, Mishkan incorporates joyful song, yoga, meditation into their services. This year they’re hosting a disco break fast. For the link to discounted tickets, email Rachel at rachel@juchicago.org.

We are reprising our wildly popular Passover Grant Initiative for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Host your own New Year’s meal or Break Fast in your apartment or dorm, and we’ll help you with the funding (up to $12 per person) and ritual items. These meals can be cooked or catered, and you can incorporate whatever traditions and rituals you like (if you need help with that part, we can also help you figure out what to do). If you’re interested, drop Rachel a line at rachelgcort@uchicago.edu by September 17th. 
And if you’re wondering what your options are for High Holiday services and you’re feeling up to venturing to the north side, check out Mishkan Chicago for a High Holidays experience that includes meditation, music, yoga and a disco break fast. We’ve worked out a special discounted deal on tickets for UChicago students, email Rachel if you’re interested in that as well!

We are reprising our wildly popular Passover Grant Initiative for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Host your own New Year’s meal or Break Fast in your apartment or dorm, and we’ll help you with the funding (up to $12 per person) and ritual items. These meals can be cooked or catered, and you can incorporate whatever traditions and rituals you like (if you need help with that part, we can also help you figure out what to do). If you’re interested, drop Rachel a line at rachelgcort@uchicago.edu by September 17th. 

And if you’re wondering what your options are for High Holiday services and you’re feeling up to venturing to the north side, check out Mishkan Chicago for a High Holidays experience that includes meditation, music, yoga and a disco break fast. We’ve worked out a special discounted deal on tickets for UChicago students, email Rachel if you’re interested in that as well!

Summer Hiatus

Hi everybody! You may have noticed we’ve been posting less frequently, and that’s because we’re on a bit of a hiatus for summer. We’ll only be posting when there’s a tidbit we absolutely can’t resist sharing with you! Enjoy your summers, stay safe and wear sunscreen.

Advice for new graduates

We don’t have a ton of it, but three things we wish we’d been told as newly-minted young adults making our way in the big city:

  • Wear sunscreen on your face. All the time. Really. 
  • Start a Roth IRA and contribute something to it every month, even if you’re not making a whole lot. While you’re at it, start an emergency savings fund too. Heck—just start educating yourselves about personal finance in any way you can. We like reading The Billfold and listening to Marketplace Money.
  • Learn from your mistakes. You’ll be making a ton of them! It’s just part of accruing life experience, and will FOR SURE come in handy during job interviews

That’s all, folks! You’re gonna do just fine out there. 

theparisreview:

“Stories can feel like some shiny thing on the ground … You keep turning the thing over and over, noting its qualities in detail, hammering at it, putting it near flame, pouring different acids on it, and then finally you figure out what it is, or you just give up and mount it on a ring and have an awkward chunky piece of jewelry.”
An interview with Rivka Galchen.

theparisreview:

“Stories can feel like some shiny thing on the ground … You keep turning the thing over and over, noting its qualities in detail, hammering at it, putting it near flame, pouring different acids on it, and then finally you figure out what it is, or you just give up and mount it on a ring and have an awkward chunky piece of jewelry.”

An interview with Rivka Galchen.