CKI’s Hidden Treasures of Holy Hill Tour

CKI_120thThe final event in Congregation Kneseth Israel’s (CKI) 120th Anniversary Year will be an educational and historical event for the Elgin area community. In collaboration with Gail Borden Public Library, The Elgin Historical Society and the City of Elgin, CKI, (a Jewish Synagogue) and five churches are opening their buildings for public tours on April 28th

The self guided walk, titled, THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF HISTORIC HOLY HILL, will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 28th, from 2-5:00 p.m.

A 20 minute continuous tour/presentation will take place at the Synagogue and each of the  churches.

Participating religious groups:

• Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St.
• Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 367 Division St.
• First Congregational Church, 256 E. Chicago St.
• First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland
• Our Lady of the Holy Chapel, 205 Fulton St., Suite A
• Church of the Redeemer, 40 Center St.

Tickets will be available for purchase at:

• Each of the participating churches.
• Ace Hardware on Spring Street and Lillian Street
• The Elgin History Museum

Ticket pricing:

• Adults $10.00 in advance or $12.00 the day of the walk
• Youth (17 and younger) $5.00 or $6.00 the day of the walk

The full price of tickets will be a donation. Proceeds of the event will be given to Food for Greater Elgin. Tickets may be purchased by check payable to Congregation Kneseth Israel or cash. This donation is fully tax deductable.

An exhibit at Gail Borden Library during the month of April will feature the historical treasures of the participating organizations. The Elgin Historical Society will be open the afternoon of the walk of the Hidden Treasures of Historic Holy Hill and will honor the  admission tickets for the “walk” and to the History Fair from 2-4:00 p.m.

Learn why Elgin was called “The City of Churches”.

For questions, call Barbara Maring at 847-931-1818 x102 or Carole Burstein at (847) 428-4617.