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  • Rick Bolnick @ The Kol Hadash FUNdraiser!

    Join You're Being Ridiculous on Sunday, June 23 at Bella Via Ristorante in Highland Park to benefit Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation! The evening will feature stories from a mix of talented (and BRAVE) members of Kol Hadash AND a few storytelling super talents from Chicago. You're Being Ridiculous is excited to feature Rick Bolnick at this special performance ... learn a little about Rick here and get your tickets!

    I’m a Clinical Psychologist who in his 60s decided to take risks for the first time in my life and try some new things: I joined a Humanistic Jewish Congregation (Kol Hadash), signed up for a Current Events class, went on a Men’s Group Weekend and joined a Men’s Group, reconnected with kids from my elementary school class (many of whom I barely talked to back then and now decided that I really like the people they’ve become), took an Improv class and joined an Improv Troup that has performed at numerous places including Second City, taught 4th/5th grade Sunday School for the 1st time ever, took a Story Telling class and after one class spontaneously got up in front of 100 strangers and told my 1st story... and now I’ve agreed to tell the same story in front of people I know (which likely will be much more anxiety producing).

    What is your favorite thing about Kol Hadash?
    Favorite Thing about Kol Hadash has been watching my 4th/5th grade class lead a very different kind of Shabbat Service this past March… and watching the kids enjoy it and each other.