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November - December, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville 1935 Brookdale Road Suite 115, Naperville, IL 60563-2771   |   Contact Info
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
13 Kislev, 5779
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Torah Studies:Cosmic Collision
Cosmic collisions, and abundant lights shattering vessels and raining sparks into darkened worlds: sounds like the stuff of a fantasy movie—but it’s not. Believe it or not, it’s the kabbalistic rendering of Creation, and it has major implications for how the world operates, and more importantly, how you operate. Discover the secret of the cosmos and yourself, through the surprising vehicle of a narrative about Edomite kings.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
20 Kislev, 5779
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Torah Studies: Put a Smile on Your Face
“Be true to yourself!” is a refrain often heard. Hey, if you’re not feeling it, then why bother faking it and putting on a smile just for others? While popular wisdom may suggest so, the behavior of a tormented slave named Joseph in the dungeons of Egypt speaks volumes of how we ought to think about others around us and the demeanor we should maintain to brighten others.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
24 Kislev, 5779
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Chanukah Celebration
Dinner Entertainment by Chezaday - Magician & Illusionist
Dinner! Hot Latkes! Donuts! Chanukah Spirit!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
27 Kislev, 5779
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Naperville CommUnity Menorah Lighting
Hot Lakes! Donuts! Chanukah music! Jewish pride!
City Hall of Naperville
400 S Eagle St, Room A, 
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Torah Studies: Essential Oils
Everyone is dieting these days, so oil is pariah number one. But on this holiday, we set aside our reservations and indulge in latkes, doughnuts, and take the opportunity to load up our menorahs with oil. So, what’s with the oil? Aside from a relic of the ancient story, a fascinating ride through the Chasidic perspective on oil reveals some important truths about who we really are.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
4 Tevet, 5779
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Torah Studies: Wind in Your Sails
Many a wise person has said that “Indifference . . . is more dangerous than anger and hatred,” or “Apathy is the death of democracy.” Indeed, to be uninspired and emotionless is a terrible predicament. But all those people jumping up and down on mountaintops, screaming with passion, don’t seem to be the answer either. So what does an even-keeled person do? The dramatic, heart-wrenching reunion of Jacob and his son Joseph uncovers a refreshing answer.