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
Delivery, Events
By Maot Chitim

Tu B’shvat: the New Year for Trees Tu B’shvat takes place on the 15th of the month of Shevat. (February 10, 2020).  A minor Jewish holiday, it is often referred to as the “new year” or “birthday” of the trees. Its customs are simplistic, however, it’s meaning can be quite monumental. We’re Jewish, Therefore We Eat! […]

February 05, 2020
Jewish life
By Maot Chitim

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re already getting ready for Thanksgiving. We’re all about celebrating holidays at Maot Chitim, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate a holiday than to practice gratitude. These are just a few of the things that we’re giving thanks for this Thanksgiving.  1. The Chicagoland Jewish […]

November 12, 2019