Chicago Cohort

Supported by a grant from the Crown Family Philanthropies, 11 congregations from multiple movements are participating in the Chicago Cohort of the BMR, which launched in early fall 2014.

The congregational teams of the Chicago Cohort meet regularly with a BMR consultant to rethink approaches to b’nai mitzvah and to prepare to launch experiments during the 2014-15 school year. In addition, all 11 congregations gather in person throughout the course of the year to network, learn from each other and experts, and to provide support and feedback to peers.

More About the Chicago Cohort

Why a local cohort?

Congregations in the Chicago Cohort will have the unique opportunity to link silos in their efforts to revolutionize b’nai mitzvah. By working with colleagues in a similar geographical area, the congregations will strengthen their networks across denominations towards the ultimate goal of creating meaningful and long-lasting experiences for youth and their families.

Which congregations are participating in the Chicago Cohort?

B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL (Reform)
Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL (Reform)
Congregation Beth Judea, Long Grove, IL (Conservative)
Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL (Conservative)
Congregation Sinai, Milwaukee, WI (Reform)
Congregation Solel, Highland Park, IL (Reform)
Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette, IL (Reform)
Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, Highland Park, IL (Reform)
Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion, Oak Park, IL (Reform)
Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL (Reform)
Temple Sholom of Chicago, Chicago, IL  (Reform)

Chicago Cohort Materials

We will post materials to this page as they become available.


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