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Solstice Dinner (Grand Rapids)Date:
December 12, 2018
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 706-2029
Join us for the Solstice Dinner to celebrate the close of another year with your CFI Michigan community (or join us at the Southeast MI Dinner)!
Online Registration is Open!
Credit/Debit required for online registration. Check/Cash Registration Information
We are pleased to announce Jeffrey Falick, Rabbi, Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, as the 2018 CFI MI Freethinker of the Year, in recognition of his dedication to building and supporting the secular/humanistic community in Michigan and his work defending human rights by providing refugees sanctuary at the Birmingham Temple.
Rabbi Falick will join us as our special guest at both of this year’s Solstice Dinners to share “Challenging the World: Reflections on My Work in Secular Humanistic Communities.”
2018 Solstice Dinner Prices
Advance registration is required for this event.
CFI Member: $49
Sponsor a CFI Member: If you are able, consider purchasing a sponsorship ticket to help us provide assistance to members and students who cannot afford to attend.
- Dress is semi-formal or business casual. Let’s celebrate! Dress up & have some fun!
- Free parking is provided in lot adjacent to the Sweet House or in the Sweet House Lot a Block south on Lafayette Ave.
- Check-in and Social hour from 6:30-7:00pm. Dinner will be served at approximately 7:15.
- Beer & Wine are available for purchase at the event.
When you register for the solstice dinner, please indicate your menu preference from the options below.
The dinner includes a House Salad, and Martha’s Vineyard Marble Cheesecake for dessert. Chicken & Steak Entrees are served with Almond Green Beans and Creamy Polenta. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are included with dinner.
- Boursin & Walnut Stuffed Chicken with Raspberry Sauce
- Black Angus Top Sirloin Steak, with smoked morel seasoning (Medium Rare)
- Acorn Squash Ravioli with Eggplant Alfredo Sauce [Veg]
- Vegan Entree (upon request)
Online registration is preferred if at all possible. Thanks!
To Register and pay by Cash/check please send the following information with payment to the CFI Michigan Office or Register by Email
- Attendee Names
- Phone number
- Mailing Address
- Solstice Dinner location: West or SE
- Menu Preference(s) for each attendee
- If by email: indicate whether you will mail payment or pay at dinner.
Payments may be mailed to the CFI Michigan office: 3777 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.
About Jeffrey Falick
Rabbi, Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Jeffrey L. Falick is the Secular Humanistic rabbi of The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Originally a member of the liberal theistic Reform Jewish denomination, Jeff became involved in Humanistic Judaism in 2009 after a lifetime of searching and questioning. In service to Secular Humanistic Judaism, he has served on the executive committees of the Association of Humanistic Rabbis and the Society for Humanistic Judaism. Jeff is an ardent advocate for immigrant and refugee rights (among other issues) and his community involvement includes service on the advisory board of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, the advisory board of Muslimish, and the board of directors of Freedom House Detroit. Jeff received his B.A. (1984) from the University of Texas at Austin, and his M.A. (1987) and rabbinical ordination (1989) from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. When not busy with his responsibilities, he and his husband Arthur Liebhaber are frequent visitors to the D.C. / Baltimore area where their children Ilana Falick and Aliza (Jason) Mann live, mostly to visit their new grandson Jack.