If there were a havurah stock market, and if insider trading were legal, then I wouldn’t be blogging right now, I’d be out buying 100 shares of my ancestral hometown, CHICAGO. This stock tip is for all of you as well; even though there’s no havurah stock market (and perhaps this concept deserves a post of its own) and we won’t be able to get rich financially off of this, the Chicago Jewish community is about to be enriched in other ways over the next few months.
This afternoon at the ‘tute, there was a workshop about creating and sustaining havurot, with people who have been involved in creating new grassroots communities over the last few years as well as people interested in creating the next bunch. It soon became clear that the most immediate results are going to come from the Chicago contingent, which is fired up and ready to return to the Windy City next week and build the next great independent Jewish community. You heard it here first. If you’re in Chicago, you can be part of building it too! I can’t wait to see what you create.