It is always fascinating to see the many generations that have a connection to West Rogers Park. We have so many people with memories of the old Devon Avenue, various stores, synagogues and schools. My father was born and raised on Devon and Kedzie in the 60s and I grew up hearing those stories. Those conversations inspire me in my work to bring positive change to the neighborhood.
The work of JNDC is helping to strengthen WRP, and the more members of the community who are aware of the work that we do, and the role that community advocacy has played in our successes, the greater the impact that we can make going forward.
In the spirit of getting our message out, we continue to schedule showings of our documentary film, Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago's Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood. Just this week two screeings were held at Park Plaza, a good venue for us, since the residents of that facility are ready, willing and able to lend their voices to advocate for our work by signing petitions, when the right issues present themselves.
On Thursday November 8, 7p.m. at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, we will have another showing. Please share this date with friends and relatives who may live in that part of the city.
Later this month we are having a meeting that will likely result in another synagogue showing.
Can you host a showing of our film in your home? We will work with you on the logistics and invitations. It is a painless way to get to know your neighbors and to enlist them in our common goal of strengthening WRP for generations to come.
Thank you for your interest and support.
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