There’s always lots going on at Solel.

Here’s what’s coming up:


25 Feb

Sunday 12:00pm

Menschen & Monsters: In Space!

Menschen and Monsters


25 Feb

Sunday 12:30pm

Bekiyut: Torah in a Time of War

Rabbi Pollack will lead this adult text study. How do I experience connection to the Jewish community in Israel and around the world, particularly in moments of challenge and crisis? When tragedy strikes, how might we respond meaningfully? When conversations become difficult, how do we remain unified? Is it possible? Join Solel in this opportunity to to be together in community to process Jewish suffering and to probe some of the challenges of Jewish collectivity, when those themes are more present than ever. *Note: This isn’t designed to be a conversational space about politics — it’s designed to be a space where we discuss big Jewish ideas, themes, values, and questions inherent to this moment. Hybrid in-person at Solel and via Zoom. Check out the full course overview as well as other Adult Education offerings.


26 Feb

Monday 8:00pm

Arliene’s Book Club

This time: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David by a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist!


1 Mar

Friday 6:15pm

Family Shabbat Program, Dinner & Service

Menschen and Monsters


23 Mar

Saturday 10:00am

Shabbat Service with Special Guest Speaker

Join us for this Shabbat morning service where our guest speaker will be David Lepofsky, former Solelnik and noted disability advocate. His talk will focus on disability issues in Israel during the war.


24 Mar

Sunday 10:00am

Solel Purim Celebration!

Menschen and Monsters


27 Mar

Wednesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: Almost First: Martha Neumark and the Ordination of Women Rabbis

Presented by Rabbi Bill Tepper. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. To attend via Zoom instead, watch for the link in your Shammas – Solel This Week newsletter or contact the Solel office. Note the special day of the week for Lunch & Learn!


27 Mar

Wednesday 8:00pm

Arliene’s Book Club

This time: The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Laurel Corona. A sweeping story of 1492 Spain, exploring how what we know about the world shapes our map of life. Note the special day of the week for this meeting


9 Apr

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: Dutch Judaism

Presented by Leo Van Thyn. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. To attend via Zoom instead, watch for the link in your Shammas – Solel This Week newsletter or contact the Solel office.


23 Apr

Tuesday 6:15pm

Community Passover Second Seder

Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays commemorating the story of Hebrew slaves’ release from bondage. Join us on the second night of Passover when we gather as a community to tell the story of our Exodus from Egypt, a celebration of freedom, not just for Jews but for everyone.

Share our ritual and symbolic foods, prayer and, of course, a wonderful communal Seder meal! There will be no wine available for purchase so feel free to bring your own wine, and CCAR Haggadahs, if you have them. You are welcome to bring your own Kiddush Cup, candle sticks and matches if you like, as well as a Seder Plate. We will provide the ritual items for the Seder Plate.

Menu details and registration forms are available from the Solel Office or you can download them using links in your Shammas – Solel This Week newsletter.


8 May

Wednesday 7:30pm

Doing Jewish (Spring Session)

This fascinating course is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism. Check out the full course overview as well as other Adult Education offerings.
This session: The Hows and Whys of the Shalosh Regalim (Three Pilgrimage Festivals)
Please contact the Solel office to register. No cost for Solel members, non-members very welcome, $10 per session per person.


14 May

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: The Lamed-Vavniks, or The Thirty-six Righteous Persons

Presented by Rabbi Bill Tepper. Our rabbis of antiquity teach us that there are, at all times, thirty-six righteous persons in the world upon whose shoulders rest the sufferings of humanity. Who are these Thirty-six Righteous persons? Why do they exist? How do we distinguish them from others? And how do their stories originate? Rabbi Tepper will share an array of texts and sources – both classical and contemporary, including novelist Andre Schwarz-Bart’s classic novel “The Last of the Just”. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. To attend via Zoom instead, watch for the link in your Shammas – Solel This Week newsletter or contact the Solel office.


15 May

Wednesday 7:30pm

Doing Jewish (Spring Session)

This fascinating course is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism. Check out the full course overview as well as other Adult Education offerings.
This session: Shabbat and Service Choreography
Please contact the Solel office to register. No cost for Solel members, non-members very welcome, $10 per session per person.


22 May

Wednesday 7:30pm

Doing Jewish (Spring Session)

This fascinating course is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism. Check out the full course overview as well as other Adult Education offerings.
This session: The “Yom” Occasions as well as a brief discussion of death and mourning
Please contact the Solel office to register. No cost for Solel members, non-members very welcome, $10 per session per person.


27 May

Monday 8:00pm

Arliene’s Book Club

This time: Walking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. After one night’s deadly mistake, a man will go to any lengths to save his family and his reputation.


4 Jun

Tuesday 11:30am

Lunch & Learn: Menschlekeit – Does It Exist?

Presented by Professor Paul Socken. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a great opportunity to share a meal and learn together. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. To attend via Zoom instead, watch for the link in your Shammas – Solel This Week newsletter or contact the Solel office.


Special Virtual Events & Programs

Here are some of the things you can join in online with your Solel family:

Solel Lunch Break

Every Thursday at 12:00 noon in Solel’s Zoom Room.
Have lunch with Rabbi Pollack as we discuss current events and enjoy each other’s virtual company. Contact the Solel office or check your Solel Shammas to get Zoom connection details.

Adult Text Study

Join Rabbi Pollack and your favourite Solelniks in an adult text study of Jewish scripture and Rabbinic wisdom. Contact the Solel office or check your Shammas: Solel This Week to get Zoom connection details.