Kneseth Israel to thank Elgin police with Community Festival June 23

  • The Grey Matter Trio will perform at the CKI/EPD Community Festival, a free, all-ages festival on Sunday, June 23.

    The Grey Matter Trio will perform at the CKI/EPD Community Festival, a free, all-ages festival on Sunday, June 23. Courtesy of Dan Knopoff

Submitted by Dan Knopoff
Posted6/6/2019 4:48 PM

To thank the dedicated Elgin police personnel and to celebrate with community neighbors, Congregation Kneseth Israel will host the CKI/EPD Community Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the parking lot, 330 Division St., Elgin.

The CKI/EPD Community Festival is a free, all-ages festival that will feature live music from the Grey Matter Trio; additional music from an area DJ; and, a 50/50 raffle to support the Elgin Police Department.


There will be Kosher food (including chicken pita, hot dogs, pita and hummus and various desserts), as well as wine, beer, and soft drinks available for purchase.

"CKI is proud of the close relationship we have developed with Chief of Police Ana Lalley and her entire team," Said CKI Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein. "The CKI EPD/Community Festival is our way to thank the department and to show CKI's support for the community-oriented policing philosophy implemented by the EPD."

"There is no better way to celebrate than with music," said Stewart Levin, festival co-chair and CKI music director. "We do have the Grey Matter Trio and the DJ already lined up -- and we're hoping to have a few more musical surprises, too."

Congregation Kneseth Israel is a welcoming synagogue serving the diverse Jewish community of the Greater Fox Valley area. Congregation Kneseth Israel is dedicated to lifelong learning, embracing diversity, building community, and meaningful observance.

For more than 120 years, CKI has served the Jewish community in the Fox Valley and the surrounding counties of Kane, McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb and Northwest Cook by providing a Jewish presence, educational opportunities for both children and adults, regular worship services and the fulfillment of all life cycle events.

For more information about Congregation Kneseth Israel and the CKI/ EPD Community Festival, check out our website at


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