The Covid pandemic did not stop the Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, directed by the Rebbe’s Shliach, Rabbi Aron Wolf, from completing their state-of-the-art new campus. The Director of Development, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Wolf stated to ChabadInfo.com “the five-million-dollar campus is already in full use.”
The CMC’s magnificent Chasdei Mordechai Bitton Senior Center provides a warm, inviting and stimulating “home away from home” for seniors. The Center offers a multitude of opportunities for seniors to improve their physical health, fitness and nutrition; to engage in intellectual stimulation and growth; to increase their spiritual fulfillment; to cultivate friendships and to strengthen their emotional well-being.
CMC’s Sheldon (A”H) and Freda Robinson Torah Study Program offers enriching daily Torah classes and guest lectures. All classes are in English, and are suitable for both beginners and more advanced Torah students alike. Class topics include Chumash study, Parsha insights, stories of the Talmud, Navi study, and much more.
Chavrusa (study partner) and independent Torah learning are fully supported by CMC’s Arnold Loeb Library and conducive learning atmosphere.
EXERCISE & FITNESS
The Center features a large exercise room equipped with state-of-the-art exercise machines, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes, recumbent steppers, and multi-functional weight machines. During Senior Center hours, daily classes are offered separately for men and women, as are daily open-gym times. During the Senior Center’s off-hours, the exercise room offers separate open-gym times for adult non-seniors as well.
During open-gym hours, personal training and health screenings are available from CMC’s exercise physiologist, Joshua Rich.
The Center provides a delicious daily hot lunch, freshly prepared on-site. Hot and cold refreshments are available throughout the day.
The Center hosts periodic lecture events on topics of special interest to seniors, such as: health and safety; financial well-being; Jewish history and culture; local community interest.
The Center offers a computer room for seniors to use email or Zoom, pay bills online, or conduct research. Guidance is available for beginners.
Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the CMC’s Arnold Loeb Library of Torah texts with English translations, history books, stories and insights, laws and traditions, philosophy, culture, biography, and more.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, RECREATION AND CELEBRATION
Board and card games, special-interest videos, Holiday celebrations, and monthly birthday parties are just some of the social and recreational activities offered at the Center.
FEATURING SAFETY, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
The Center features sensor-operated doors, a choice of elevator or stairs, heated outdoors sidewalks, and many more features of safety, comfort and convenience.
CMC provides door-to-door shuttle transportation (including wheelchair-equipped) between the Center and local neighborhoods.