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Encore Cafe

September 10, 2017 @ 10:40 am - 12:15 pm

| $15

Come Join Us at the Encore Café

Sunday, September 10, 2017

“Two Rabbis Talk about Judaism, Jesus and Happiness”

with Rabbi Ari Poster Moffic and Rabbi Evan Moffic

About the Encore Cafe

More an experience than a place, the Encore Cafe seeks to bring together Old St. Pat’s members and friends for a good meal, great conversation, and the best fellowship! All are welcome.


Your morning at the Encore Cafe will begin with a catered breakfast buffet followed by a thought provoking presentation by inspiring guest speakers. And there’s always time for that great conversation at tables!


10:40 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

11:10 a.m. Welcome

11:15 a.m. Presentation

12:15 a.m. Program Ends


The Encore Café takes place in the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe Street.

$15 per person, reservations are required and space is limited (so sign up early!).

In order for us to offer you our best hospitality we ask that you please make your reservation for the Encore Cafe by calling Encore volunteer Marion O’Connell at 312.819.7453 no later than Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  Or take advantage of our online registration and payment option at www.signmeup.com/121427.  Thanks!

About our special guest speakers …

Rabbi Ari Poster Moffic was ordained in 2007 from Hebrew Union College. She has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Religious Studies, during which time she got slightly obsessed with Buddhism. She then went on to Baltimore to complete a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from Baltimore Hebrew University. She is the founder of CoHere (www.coherechicago.com) which is a concierge rabbinic practice based in the home. She visits families around their kitchen tables for Jewish learning. She is especially focused on supporting interfaith couples and families who are exploring Jewish life. Her husband (see below!) is also a Reform Rabbi in Highland Park and they are the proud parents of an 8 year old and 10 year old. She is open to mall walking or meeting for a coffee and discussing how it is someone from Boston now lives in Chicago with no ocean.

With Rabbi Evan Moffic, you will find an open, accessible guide to life’s deepest truths. He writes so people of all faiths can deepen their spirituality and live a better story. A husband and father, he graduated from Stanford University in 2000, and was ordained a rabbi in 2006. His book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Jewishness of Jesus was a 2015 best-seller. His next book – The Happiness Prayer: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today – reveals an ancient Jewish prayer whose teachings open the door to happiness and meaning for people of all faiths. It releases on September 12, 2017.  He has spoken to tens of thousands of people at churches and synagogues across the country. Rabbi Moffic leads a congregation in suburban Chicago. You can connect with him directly at www.rabbi.me.  

About Old St. Pat’s Encore …

Recognizing that each new season of our lives brings with it its own graces, joys, challenges and opportunities; Encore is your invitation to come together with other adults (men and women, single and married, age fifty or older) at Old St. Pat’s to share your enthusiasm for life, learning, service, and fun!



September 10, 2017
10:40 am - 12:15 pm
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Marian O’Connell


Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 West Monroe Street
Chicago, 60661 United States
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