Post-Pandemic ChiTribe Clusters
May 3 @ 7:00 pm - June 30 @ 10:00 pm CDT
ChiTribe Post-Pandemic Clusters are an opportunity for people to connect virtually and eventually connect in person after creating a community based on shared interests. As more people become vaccinated, and Jewish life can start returning to normal, ChiTribe Post-Pandemic Clusters are a chance to meet new people and reconnect with the Tribe. The cost of Post-Pandemic Clusters is $20 for up to 2 clusters. If you want to be involved in more than 2 clusters, please contact ChiTribe directly.
When and Where:
Post Pandemic Clusters will begin in May and be completely virtual throughout the entire month (if possible to meet in person in May* varies per group). The location will vary for in-person and socially distanced events based on the locations of members in the groups. In June, we will transition to a hybrid model of meeting virtually in the beginning of the month and then outside in person X2 in June to end the program and help people deal with anxiety around re-entry after such a crazy year. Finding a Jewish community as the pandemic ends does not need to be difficult!
Post-Pandemic Cluster Options:
Mondays Game Nights on Mondays at 8pm
Fitness Cluster (Sunday and Mondays)
Sunday May 2nd 10 am Intro call and icebreakers, accountability group
Sunday May 16th Noon Outdoor Gameday at the lake, picnic
Sunday May 30th Time TBD Memorial day weekend – attend virtual or in-person workout class for people in town
Monday June 14th 7 pm –Nutrition or meal prep speaker and discussion
Sunday June 27th White Sox in town playing Mariners 1:10 pm $75 per ticket right now, 20 or more tickets can get group ticket pricing or Sloshball (drinking kickball)
Wednesdays Cooking Cluster 7pm | Pilot watching Cluster 8pm (6pm in person)
Fridays Shabbat Clusters (May: 7pm Virtually based on age and location, June: In-person socially distanced Shabbat dinner experiences based on location*)
Saturday Nights Havdalah Clusters 7:30pm-8:30pm – or when Shabbat ends. Online in May on Saturday nights, and in person in June outside near the lake.
Post-Pandemic Cluster Descriptions
Shabbat Clusters (Fridays)
Shabbat Clusters will continue on Fridays at 8pm Central (Open to anyone looking for a shabbat experience, with the culmination of in person out door Shabbat dinner experiences in Zoom). Learn more about ChiTribe Shabbat Clusters here
Fitness Cluster (Monday Evenings)
The fitness cluster is for fitness-minded individuals and those who want to jump into fitness as this pandemic ends. This cluster will include online fitness classes (taught by the community), accountability for personal fitness goals, guest speakers like nutritionists and personal trainers. Activity will include yoga in the park, biking the Lake Shore bike path. All in- person programming will depend on your level of comfort.
Monday Game Night Cluster
Upcoming on the calendar: 8pm April 12th, 2021 May 10th, 2021 June 14th, 2020
Join the tribe virtually for an hour of games that help you feel connected and make you laugh. Huge shout -ut at Jackbox Games for this amazing product. Invite your friends, this is a great way to not be alone during this weird crazy time. There will be prizes!
In person June experiences: In-person trivia night meet -ps when bars are safe. Stay tuned for more!
Pilot Cluster: A TV Watching Group (Wednesdays 8pm)
The pilot Cluster is for anyone who has binged TV this pandemic and wants to discuss some of the best Jewish shows on television as seen through their pilot episode. Each session there will be a different pilot to discuss that you can binge in advance! The in person experience for this cluster will include socially distanced park hangs to discuss episodes and more.
We are open to more suggestions and classics: Seinfeld, Unorthodox, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hunters, Transparent, Shtisel!
Cooking Cluster (Wednesdays at 7pm)
If you have been baking and cooking throughout the pandemic and you have recipes to share and a love for cooking, this is a group for you. This group will have different recipes and themes for each meeting, with the in-person components being, OF COURSE , sharing home cooked meals and dishes OUTSIDE, in socially distanced environments. If you like to bake, or you do now….get involved!
Havdalah Cluster (Saturday Nights when Shabbat ends ~7:30pm)
Join ChiTribe virtually for a few weeks of May and then IN PERSON by the Lake for a weekly Havdalah and hang. This is a great opportunity to expand to a larger group meeting outside throughout the summer and feel safe. The Saturday night virtual experience will become an in person experience that will have a central location near the Belmont Harbor entrance by the Lake.
Right now we hope to create more cluster experiences based on interest!
Jews of All Identities*
The goal of this cluster is to create a more inclusive space in the Jewish community for Jews of all identities. This should be a safe space for conversations of all different kinds, from identity to religion to intersectionality and beyond.
New to Chicago Cluster *
For people who have moved to Chicago during the pandemic who are still trying to find community now that life is slowly returning back to normal. This cluster would be an ideal place to meet other people who are new to the city and looking to get involved in Jewish life.
Have an idea for another cluster?! Let us know by emailing [email protected]