The Estonian American National Council is launching a new groundbreaking initiative, the Estonian Mentorship Network (“EMN”), that will serve to connect youth ages 18 to 35 with industry-leading mentors from a diverse array of backgrounds.Read More →
Rein Raja, a long-time member of the Chicago Estonian House, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, in the room he considered home in his assisted living facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is survived by his wife Geri Raja. Rein will be cremated, and plans for what will follow are in discussion. In the meantime, the Florida Eesti Selts (of which he was also a member and their treasurer) is composing a tribute to Rein, and they invite you to participate by emailing your reflections to Tõnu Toomepuu or Triin Karr this week. You may email Tõnu and Triin at these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends of the Chicago Estonian House, we raised $1,665 for Giving Tuesday ($825 on our web site and $840 through Facebook). We would like to thank those who contributed: Mailis Ausmees, Janne Dombroski, Aarne Elias, Linda Ellen, Chicago Estonian School Parents, Mare Gutmann, Matt Jaanimägi, Kristiina Jakobsen, Crystal Lagrone, Nora Laos, Liisa Mcmahon, Andres Merits, Mai Meyers, Tiina Murro, Kaia Papaya, Hilja Pikat, Tiia Saaaremets, Ellen Smith, Maie Taits, Katrin Tullinen, Katrin Unger, and Mary Wurzer.
You can donate while purchasing on the mobile app: click on setting in the app and select Amazon Smile and follow the prompts. Donate to the Chicago Estonian House every time you shop online! Search for “Estonian House of Chicago” on Amazon Smile. A portion of your purchase will be donated!