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Evanston Congregations Think Green

On April 13 the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) dedicated an environmentally friendly synagogue, constructed on the site of their old building, 303 Dodge Ave. The new building is expected to receive LEED Platinum Certification in the coming months, based, among other things, on water efficiency, air quality and the use of sustainable materials. LEED, Leadership […]

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HUD Certifies Interfaith Housing Center to Expand Foreclosure Prevention Role

Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs has been certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a Housing Counseling Agency, which places Interfaith on HUD’s approved referral list and qualifies Interfaith for additional HUD funding for its foreclosure prevention work. Interfaith is one of only two HUD-certified housing agencies in […]

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Musical Offering: In Tune with the Community

To say the Musical Offering, 743 Custer St., gives music lessons is to miss much of what makes the 8-year-old Evanston non-profit unique. The MO is dedicated to the belief that “beauty, artistic freedom and self-empowerment” flow from “shared musical experience,” says founder/artistic director Rick Ferguson. The word “shared” is key to understanding this grassroots […]