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Midwest Ismaili Council leadership and Communications & Publications team with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

The Chicago Jamatkhana Social Hall was filled with the songs and scriptures of many faiths that came together on November 13, 2018. The annual Thanksgiving service is a longstanding tradition of the Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA), an alliance of about 20 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations in the diverse neighborhood in northern Chicago. The celebration is hosted by a different congregation every November, and this year was the first time the local Jamat had hosted since 2012.

As the Arena doors opened and the audience eagerly began to take their seats, there was an air of excitement among the concert-goers. The night began with a special performance from the Portuguese Fado singer, Cuca Roseta, who delighted the audience with her powerful voice and the melodies of her accomplished band. Following the first performance, Cheb Khaled, the Algeria-born artist famous for his songs Aicha, Didi, and C'est la vie, took the stage and energised the audience with songs performed in French, Spanish, and Arabic, much to everyone’s delight. Vishal-Shekar, the dynamic Bollywood duo thrilled the crowds to close the concert.

Dr. Eboo Patel delivers a thought-provoking lecture to the audience.

Taking place at the Ismaili Jamatkhana Glenview, Dr. Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, gave a riveting and inspirational talk about pluralism and interfaith work.

The Girl Scouts perform traditional dances representing their assigned country.

Girl Scout Troop 20253 of Glenview hosted multiple troops at its World Thinking Day celebrations on April 15, 2018 at the Glenview Ismaili Jamatkhana. 

The Ismaili Youth Choir perform during the service.

The Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA) conducted its annual interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and was hosted at the North Shore Baptist Church. 

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