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July 06, 2021
8 minute read
Events, Jewish Holidays
By Joellyn Stoliar

A family year-end letter to add to your collection! At Maot Chitim, we experienced how life can change in a moment’s notice, what coming together as a community looks like, and what it’s like to survive, not only one pandemic, but two. January 2020 came with the promise of a good year. After all, thanks […]

December 29, 2020
Jewish life
By Maot Chitim

Despite financial and logistical hardships, Jewish nonprofit organizations in Chicago do not intend to stop their critical work of supporting Jewish life. With covid wreaking havoc on everyone’s lives, the nature of nonprofit operations is changing at record speed. Organizations found new and creative ways to adapt. At Maot Chitim we didn’t have any hands-on […]

November 12, 2020
Jewish Holidays, Jewish life
By Joellyn Stoliar

Thankful for our Dedicated Supporters At this time of year, as we are approaching Thanksgiving and continued uncertainty, we are reflecting on what we are thankful for. At Maot Chitim we continue to be thankful for our dedicated supporters. We are thankful that, with your help, we have continued to provide necessary food for our […]

October 28, 2020
Jewish life
By Maot Chitim

Since COVID-19 hit the US in February and March, Jewish nonprofit organizations have struggled financially, some on the brink of collapse. Jewish nonprofits tend to diversify their funding sources — they offer memberships and charge program fees, hold multiple fundraisers during the year, build personal connections with donors, and apply for grants that support specific […]

October 20, 2020
Delivery, Jewish Holidays
By Joellyn Stoliar

To some it may just look like bag with a challah, a small jar of honey and a calendar, but to the hundreds of Holocaust Survivors who received this heartfelt gift, it was a symbol of love that showed we cared and they have not been forgotten. At the same time providing a meaningful volunteer […]

October 14, 2020
Jewish Holidays
By Maot Chitim

At Maot Chitim we’re sharing three wholesome, tasty, tried-and-true dishes that will look beautiful on your Sukkot table under the stars.  The Jewish harvest festival is approaching! Sukkot, which translates as booths or huts, commemorates the years when the Israelites wandered the desert after fleeing Egypt under G-d’s protection. The solemn high holidays of Rosh […]

October 01, 2020
Jewish life, Milestones
By Maot Chitim

Today marks three months since we have been sheltered in place and working from home.  The one thing we miss most about not being at the office, is seeing our volunteers on a regular basis.  At Maot Chitim we greatly appreciate the people who make this all possible.  It takes a dedicated team to bring our mission […]

June 18, 2020
Jewish life, volunteers
By Maot Chitim

We hope this finds you hunkered down and healthy!  We thought we would take this time and give you an update on our Passover 2020 “Delivery.” THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, for your support and generosity during this unusual time in our organization.  Without your help we would have not been able switch […]

April 17, 2020
Jewish Holidays, Jewish life
By Maot Chitim

We celebrated Rosh Hashanah in September, New Years in January, and we just celebrated the “new year of the trees,” also known as Tu Bishvat. A long time ago, this holiday signaled the start of the agricultural cycle. Today, Tu Bishvat has morphed into a nature appreciation day celebrated by planting trees and eating fruit. […]

February 18, 2020