211 episodes

Contact Chai is Mishkan Chicago’s podcast feed, where you can hear our Shabbat sermons, Morning Minyans, interviews with Jewish thought leaders, and more.

Contact Chai Mishkan Chicago

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

Contact Chai is Mishkan Chicago’s podcast feed, where you can hear our Shabbat sermons, Morning Minyans, interviews with Jewish thought leaders, and more.

    Progressive Chevra Kadisha — A Discussion About Life, Death, And Taharah

    Progressive Chevra Kadisha — A Discussion About Life, Death, And Taharah

    Today’s episode is a Shababt Replay all the way back to March 15th, when Rabbi Steven was joined by a virtual panel to discuss the Progressive Chevra Kadisha of Chicago, a sacred society which prepares bodies for burial. It’s a fascinating conversation all about this beautiful and humbling ancient practice.****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page for information about our venues. Follow us on Instagram and like us...

    • 24 min
    Born This Way: Torah And Disability Justice

    Born This Way: Torah And Disability Justice

    Today’s episode is a Shabbat Replay from our virtual Friday night service on May 17th. Rabbi Lizzi delivered a drash on the complicated relationship of disability justice and the Torah. How can we make sense of a mitzvah which appears to exclude people with a disability? We must first begin by considering the examples of two sacred texts: Leviticus and the hit TV show Glee.****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page ...

    • 24 min
    Minyan Replay with Rabbi Lizzi — Emor: Make Your Life A Work Of Art

    Minyan Replay with Rabbi Lizzi — Emor: Make Your Life A Work Of Art

    Every weekday at 8:00 am, Mishkan Chicago holds a virtual Morning Minyan. You can join in yourself, or listen to all the prayer, music, and inspiration right here on Contact Chai.https://www.mishkanchicago.org/series/morning-minyan-spring-2024/****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page for information about our venues. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for more updates.Produced by Mishkan Chicago....

    • 37 min
    A More Honest Story: Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut

    A More Honest Story: Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut

    Today’s episode is a Shabbat Replay from our May 10th Friday night service, when Rabbi Steven delivered a drash on the occasion of three holidays — Yom Ha’Zikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut, and Dhikra an-Nakba. What can the messages of each of these days teach us in this difficult time?****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page for information about our venues. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for more updates.P...

    • 20 min
    Sharing Grief, Sharing Hope — Israelis and Palestinians in Conversation

    Sharing Grief, Sharing Hope — Israelis and Palestinians in Conversation

    This episode is a recording of a conversation held today, May 8th, led by Rabbi Lizzi who was joined by two members of the Parents Circle, an organization of Israelis and Palestinians who have lost loved ones to war and are working together toward peace.Laila Alsheikh lives in Bethlehem in the West Bank. In 2002, her 6 months old son, Qussay, became ill and Israeli soldiers prevented Layla from taking him to the hospital for more than five hours. Qussay soon died from the lack of timely treat...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Minyan Replay with Rabbi Lizzi — Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Omer 15

    Minyan Replay with Rabbi Lizzi — Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Omer 15

    Every weekday at 8:00 am, Mishkan Chicago holds a virtual Morning Minyan. You can join in yourself, or listen to all the prayer, music, and inspiration right here on Contact Chai.https://www.mishkanchicago.org/series/morning-minyan-spring-2024/****For upcoming Shabbat services and programs, check our event calendar, and see our Accessibility & Inclusion page for information about our venues. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for more updates.Produced by Mishkan Chicago....

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

h DAT TBH ,

Grateful to stumble across this podcast!

What a refreshing and present approach in gathering ancient knowledge and constructing and delivering it into the modern day. The sermons are very insightful and listening to Hebrew is beautiful. The approach that Mishkan takes, is very transformative. I wasn’t born Jewish, yet constantly stumble across many spiritual teachings(through people and online/digital world) I’ve been applying a lot of these teachings into my life which resonates on many levels. I look forward to attending an event in the future.

Abby Kuchnir ,

Fresh Jewish Perspective

I love the sermons because they often make me think about Jewish traditions, values, and life in general in a new way. Sometimes they challenge prior assumptions and they are always compassionate and engaging.

Metmaidtale ,

Inspiring

Contact Chai is an inspiring mix of reflections on both current events and timeless practices of Judaism that impact our daily lives. Its content is both practical and challenging. Mishkan rabbi’s apply Jewish philosophy and truth to politics, current events & and life milestones. Content geared to Jewish listeners but definitely applicable to the Jew-curious as well.

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