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Welcome to Makom Solel Lakeside

Makom Solel Lakeside represents our spiritual home. Makom (pronounced with a short “a” and a long “o” and an emphasis on the second syllable) means place—a place where God’s spirit prevails. Makom first appears in the Torah in the story of creation. God gathers all of the water together so that the dry land, the Makom, may appear. It describes the coming together of different sources to create one place, one future, one spiritual home.

Makom is an aspirational name as our community works together to build our place in the world. We build a place filled with spirit, with learning, with justice, with vision and with love. We are stronger together. We have many paths to meaningful Judaism to walk together. Makom is a word filled with holiness.

Finally, our name is historical. Solel and Lakeside remain important even as we look forward to where we are going. In the creation story, the Makom does not just appear, it is the bringing together of what was already there, already existing in different forms and locations. Our separate communities have served us well and our 120 years of history deserve to be preserved and the best of our past carried forward. We carry a great spirit and energy with us into the future.

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Makom Solel Lakeside is a place to find a warm, participatory and supportive community where we embrace the three pillars that support the congregation: worship, lifelong learning and social justice community outreach programs. 

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  • Sunday
    Jan  19
     
     
    Lev Learning

    Sunday, Jan 19th 9:45a to 12:00p

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  • Sunday
    Jan  19
    Tikkun Olam Day
    Sunday, Jan 19th 9:45a to 12:00p
    Engage in hands-on activities to make the world a better place. Support: Keshet, IDF, Jewish War Veterans, Curts Cafe, Waukegan Schools, Project Linus and more!

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  • Sunday
    Jan  19
     
     
    Growing Up as Part of Two Worlds

    Sunday, Jan 19th 10:30a to 11:30a
    Tani Prell Epstein presents her personal journey as a Jew of color. Tani fosters inclusive Jewish spaces and is on the North American Board of Trustees for the Union of Reform Judaism. She was a representative for the URJ’s JewV’Nation Jews of Color Leadership Cohort, and is a member of a local Reform congregation. Tani’s comments will add relevance to our observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend at Makom Solel Lakeside.

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  • Monday
    Jan  20
    Office Closed
    Monday, Jan 20th (All day)

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