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2023 Dinner-Less Dinner®

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Each year, The Ark's Dinner-Less Dinner brings our entire community together to support our deep commitment to lifting up those in need.

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Faces of The Ark

The 2023 Dinner-Less Dinner celebrates the many Faces of The Ark. For more than 50 years, no organization has shown a deeper commitment to Chicagoland’s Jewish community than The Ark. Our 60 staff members, 1,200 volunteers, and more than 5,000 community supporters make possible the widest array of free services for more than 4,000 members of our diverse, vibrant Jewish community.


Join us to celebrate the Faces of The Ark and strengthen our vital work today.

About the Dinner-Less Dinner

The Dinner-Less Dinner® has been a special opportunity for our community to come together to sustain The Ark for more than 20 years. Because we don’t host a large event, every dollar you contribute goes directly to meeting our community’s most urgent needs. Last year, the Dinner-Less Dinner raised nearly $1 million to support The Ark’s vital work.

Who are the Faces of The Ark?

  • A family in West Rogers Park struggling to find a therapist for their young child.
  • An older man in Buffalo Grove facing rising rent, gas and grocery bills.
  • A young couple in Skokie looking for affordable dental care.
  • A woman in Northbrook laid off and seeking a new job.
  • A young man in Lakeview volunteering to deliver kosher groceries to Jews in need.
  • A case manager dedicated to providing compassionate guidance to those in her community who need care.

2023 Host Committee


*Board of Directors **Board of Trustees

(Host Committee as of May 18, 2023)