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1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022847.835.0724

Operation Backpack  Drive-Thru Event

Wednesday, August 26 - stop by any time between 3-5pm


Every year, NSCI provides much-needed school supplies for the Jordan Community Elementary School. This year is no different! Drop by NSCI to donate play-dough, computer paper, pencils, crayons and washable & dry erase markers for the Jordan School. Say hi to our NSCI clergy and education director, and enjoy an ice cream treat too! 




Dear Friends,


This is a time of great uncertainty for the students and staff of Jordan Community School in Chicago. Like schools all across the country, Jordan transitioned to learning online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and must prepare for the coming school year not knowing whether they will be able to return to their building in the fall or if they must continue distance learning. This is particularly concerning for Jordan since nearly 95% of the students are from low-income families, and so many rely on the school not only for an education but also for breakfast and lunch. Further, many do not have access to reliable internet at home, nor can all of the students’ families afford their own supplies to complete homework assignments. 


Therefore your support of Operation Backpack is more important this year than ever before. With your assistance we will be able to provide each of Jordan’s 500+ students with a personalized, individually wrapped package of school supplies for them to have whether they are able to return to their classrooms or must continue learning at home. We are proud that this program has no administrative costs! EVERY DOLLAR RECEIVED BENEFITS THE CHILDREN.


Please consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution. Please make your check payable to North Shore Congregation Israel, and write “Operation Backpack” in the memo field. Mail your donation to North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. You may also donate online to NSCI’s Operation Backpack Fund at


Thank you for your generosity and partnership in supporting Jordan’s wonderful students. 




Lois E. Scheyer, Program Founder and Co-Chair                                       

Chadd Berkun and Mara Berkun, Program Co-Chairs

Rabbi Ryan Daniels


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