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Post-Pandemic ChiTribe Clusters
June 1 @ 7:00 pm - July 23 @ 10:00 pm CDT
ChiTribe Post-Pandemic Clusters are an opportunity for people to connect virtually and in person while creating a community based on shared interests. As more people are becoming 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, which includes entry into 2 clusters (details on each Cluster below) and a special Shabbat by the Lake*. If you want to be involved in more than 2 clusters, please contact ChiTribe directly ([email protected]).
*You will receive more information about this Shabbat dinner once Clusters begin!
When and Where:
Post Pandemic Clusters will begin in June and will be a hybrid between virtual and in person (depending on weather and cluster). All in-person locations will be outdoors with enough room for social distancing. As Chicago begins to re-open this summer, we want you to help people deal with the 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:
Fitness Cluster – split between Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings (in-person)
Game Night – every other Monday at 8pm (virtual)
Cooking Cluster – every other Wednesday at 7pm (hybrid)
TV Pilot “Watching ” – every other Wednesday at 8pm (virtual)
Post-Pandemic Cluster Descriptions
Fitness Cluster (Sunday Afternoons – 12pm/Monday Evenings – 7pm)
June 7, June 21, Jun 27, July 12
This fitness cluster is for fitness-minded individuals and those who want to jump into fitness as the pandemic ends. The cluster will begin virtually (June 7) with introductions and a chat with a nutritionalist, so come prepared with goals and questions! Our next sessions will be in person! Let’s get moving by doing some Zumba in the park, Beach volleyball and one other class voted on by the group!
Game Night Cluster (Mondays – 8pm)
June 14, June 28 July 12, July 26
Let’s keep the laughs going! We will continue our Monday Game Nights going virtually. Jackbox Games provides endless content for us, and it’s a great way to get to make new friends. Stay tuned for more!
Cooking Cluster (Wednesdays – 7pm)
June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14
If you have been baking and cooking throughout the pandemic and you have recipes to share and a love for cooking, this is the group for you! Our first meeting will be a virtual cooking class. Our second and third meeting will be a bring-what-you-baked outdoor picnic. Our final meeting will be a scavenger hunt through Ravenswood Farmers Market! If you like food, you won’t want to miss this cluster. If you are looking for new recipes to try before this cluster begins, check out these recipes!
Pilot Cluster: A TV Watching Group (Wednesdays – 8pm)
June 9, June 23 July 7, July 21
This Pilot Cluster is for anyone who has binged TV this pandemic and wants to discuss some of the best TV shows on television as seen through their pilot episode. During each virtual session there will be a different pilot to discuss that you can binge in advance! Some pilots that will be discussed are: Shameless (Hulu), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), The West Wing (HBOMax), Friday Night Lights (Peacock), and Broad City (Hulu). If you do not have a subscription to all these platforms, but still want to join, send an email to [email protected] and we can match you with someone for a streaming party! If you are looking for more shows to binge, check out our 8 Jewish shows to binge!
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]
*Price of Clusters goes directly towards ChiTribe for operations, events, programming, website, Mailchimp, interns, G-suite and staff.