Living in Lakeview: Who is My Neighbor?

Jewish and Christian Neighbors
presented by
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Chicago

St. Peter’s is a diverse parish filled with people from all walks of life – gay, straight, married, partnered, single, young, and not-so-young. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey – doubting, full-of-faith, or in between – you are welcome at St. Peter’s. For more information about St. Peter’s, visit

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting an open discussion between Jewish and Christian people of faith on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. This event is free, open to the public, and will be held in the parish house located at 621 W. Belmont Ave. (near the Belmont and Broadway intersection). The event kicks-off with a welcoming reception at 5:30 p.m.
The event will serve as a means to explore areas of commonality between people of Jewish and Christian faiths, and to develop a greater understanding of how each faith connects to and serves members of the community.  Rabbi David Wolkenfeld of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation and The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will lead the conversation, and those in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in the dialogue.
The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey said, “It almost goes without saying that Jews and Christians understand they share common roots. However, I’m constantly surprised by the misconceptions Christians have about the Jewish community. I am hopeful this event will help our community understand more about the wonderfully diverse faith communities in Lakeview, and engage in deeper conversation to understand one another better and, perhaps, find ways to serve the community together.”
The event is part of an on-going series presented by St. Peter’s to help facilitate honest and open discussions on topics relevant to members of Chicago’s Lakeview community. Upcoming events will focus on poverty, homelessness, education, and human rights.
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