Author: Ilene

Posted on: March 8, 2016 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Highlights from Our NorthEast Hub Interfaith Community Evening

On Thursday, February 18, more than 250 community members, students, parents, and school faculty from College Preparatory School of America from Lombard (Muslim), Solomon Schechter Day School from Northbrook (Jewish) and Queen of All Saints from Chicago (Catholic) met at QAS in Chicago to celebrate the culmination of the 2015/16 NorthEast Hub Tri-faith program. As the diverse crowd looked on, the evening began …

Posted on: February 11, 2016 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Highlights from Tri-Faith Programs in Early 2016

Poetry Pals has had three tri-faith programs this new year: That’s three schools of three faiths coming together to learn and share at one time.  Our CHICAGO HUB partnerships, which include Sacred Heart Catholic School, MCC Full Time Muslim School, and Chicago Jewish Day School, visited a mosque and synagogue, met new friends, wrote …

Posted on: December 10, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Poetry Pals New Season, New Partnership

For the 15-16 school year, Poetry Pals formed a new tri-faith partnership, which we call our NorthEast Hub, with more than 170 mostly-4th grade students coming together from three schools: Queen of All Saints in Chicago (Catholic) College Preparatory School of America inLombard (Muslim) and Solomon Schechter Day School in Northbrook (Jewish).  After …

Posted on: August 31, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

We’re seeking part-time educators!

Are you an educator passionate about fostering more understanding and appreciation among different faiths? Poetry Pals, a Chicago-area interfaith kids program, is looking for part-time educators (whom we call “poet-educators”) to start working with us in early October. Please email info@poetrypals.org with your resume by September 18th. Our Poet-Educators work directly with 3rd-6th graders, schools …

Posted on: June 15, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Video highlights of Chicago North Hub 14-15

In this video from Laurel Cohen, we offer a visual experience of our 14-15 Poetry Pals school season for our Chicago and Northern Suburb Hubs, featuring approximately 150 students from three schools–Sacred Heart Catholic School, MCC Full Time Muslim School, and Chicago Jewish Day School. Check it out to get a sense of the different …

Posted on: March 27, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Islamic Foundation School hosts Frances Xavier Warde

       On March 19, fifth grade students from Frances Xavier Warde school in downtown Chicago traveled to Islamic Foundation School in western Chicago suburb Villa Park to reconnect with the IFS fifth-graders.  This was the second meeting between the partner schools who are part of the Poetry Pals …

Posted on: March 18, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Diversity Abounds At Interfaith Community Evening 2015

On March 11th, 2015, more than 150 people came together for Poetry Pals’ Interfaith Community Evening, featuring poetry and performances by Muslim, Jewish and Catholic 4th grade students and an interfaith community dialogue. Attendess included staff, parents and students from three participating schools MCC Academy, our host in Skokie, Sacred Heart Catholic School and Chicago Jewish …

Posted on: March 3, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Final Workshops for Chicago and Chicago North Hubs

    On February 10th and February 25th the Chicago Hub and Chicago North Hub concluded the workshop portion of the program for the school year.  On February 10th, 4th graders from Chicago Jewish Day School walked a few blocks to visit their Catholic 4th grade neighbors at Sacred Heart …

Posted on: February 25, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Come Celebrate and Learn at our Interfaith Community Evening, March 11th!

Poetry Pals invites your family and friends to our Interfaith Community Evening as we celebrate the conclusion of our Chicago Poetry Pals partnership of three faith community schools. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6pm-7:30pm Featuring poetry and performances by Muslim, Catholic and Jewish 4th grade students and an interfaith community dialogue. …

Posted on: February 8, 2015 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

New Partnership Between IFS and FXW

            On January 29th, Poetry Pals and its diverse group of educators kicked off a new Poetry Pals partnership between the fifth grade students at Islamic Foundation School and Francis Xavier Warde.  Islamic Foundation School has been involved with Poetry Pals in the past, while this …