Rob Sherman, Illinois' most prominent atheist, will be the guest speaker of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Friday, November 30. Sherman will discuss his many public efforts to stop public funds from being steered toward houses of worship, parochial schools and religious ministries for sectarian purposes. Sherman currently has an appeal pending before the United States Supreme Court to stop a $20,000 grant by the State of Illinois to rebuild a 110-foot-high Christian cross on private property in southern Illinois. He also was the plaintiff, along with his daughter, in the 2009 litigation that challenged the Moment of Silence law in Illinois public schools. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregations welcomes its members and guests to celebrate a humanistic Shabbat service and hear the unique perspective of this firebrand atheist activist. The service takes place Friday, November 30, 8:00 PM at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park.
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation has offices in Lincolnshire, holds Shabbat services at the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, and Sunday School classes at Deerfield High School. The congregation offers a year-round calendar of services, Jewish holiday celebrations, community service projects, social events and education for youth and adults. For more information on Kol Hadash or on Humanistic Judaism, please contact Jeremy Owens at email@example.com or 847-347-3003 or visit www.kolhadash.com