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		                                    Celebrate Jewish culture in a meaningful way		                                </span>
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		                                    We believe in the power of people		                                </span>
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		                                    A relevant Jewish education for the next generation		                                </span>
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		                                    Connect with like-minded people who do not think alike		                                </span>
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		                                    Live in harmony with what you believe		                                </span>

Doing Jewish Differently

We celebrate Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with human responsibility and equality.


People not Prayer

Human beings have the intelligence and wisdom to determine the purpose and course of their lives, free of supernatural guidance.


Welcoming Intercultural Families and LGBTQIA+

Everyone should celebrate who they are, including intercultural families who feel connected to both Jewish and other religious or cultural heritages.


Engaging Rabbi

"To be Jewish is to be an heir to Jewish tradition, not a museum curator. The tradition is ours to adapt and use consistent with our values and beliefs." -- Rabbi Adam Chalom


Customized B Mitzvahs

Instead of being assigned the weekly Torah portion, we empower our students to think for themselves and choose their reading from the Torah or other Jewish literature based on their interests and inspiration.


Meaningful Holiday Celebrations

Instead of doing things because "that's the way they've always been done," we explore the meaning behind holiday traditions and adapt them for today.


Innovative Membership Model

Money should not matter in finding a meaningful connection. Members freely choose their annual financial contribution, another example of how we "say what we mean and mean what we say."



Please join us for our upcoming events

Guests are always welcome!


Upcoming Events

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  7 , 2023
    Women's Group: Online Chat

    Wednesday, Jun 7th 7:30p to 9:00p
    If you like to schmooze, come to chat. You like the company of other awesome Kol Hadash women. All are welcome.


  • Friday ,
    JunJune  9 , 2023
    Values in Action at Highwood Food Bank

    Friday, Jun 9th 2:45p to 5:00p
    Join us at the Highwood Food Bank as we load groceries into cars. The Highwood Food Bank has permanently moved to the Fort Sheridan Metra Station, south of the corner of Sheridan Road and Old Elm Road, east side of the tracks. Volunteers will park west of the Starbucks in spaces facing the tracks (no cost to park). Email if you are interested in volunterring with us, or have any questions.


  • Friday ,
    JunJune  9 , 2023
    Music Shabbat – Pride – “Harvey Milk: LGBT Pioneer”

    Friday, Jun 9th 7:30p to 9:00p
    The Society for Humanistic Judaism’s 2022-2023 Humanistic Jewish Role Model is Harvey Milk, a pioneer in LGBT inclusion and activism. Milk was a cultural Jew who fought for inclusion, tolerance and celebration, and a fitting life story to explore for our annual Pride Shabbat. All are very welcome for our last in-person Shabbat of the congregational year!


  • Monday ,
    JunJune  12 , 2023
    Women's Group: Canasta

    Monday, Jun 12th 1:30p to 2:00p
    If you like to kibbitz, come to canasta. You like the company of other awesome Kol Hadash women. All are welcome. For more information about all WE Group activities, contact Joyce Hirsch (


  • Friday ,
    JunJune  16 , 2023
    Zoom Shabbat – “Religion and Authority”

    Friday, Jun 16th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Post-modern religion focuses more on individual psychology and inspiration than obedience to authority. Yet our earliest religious texts reflect their roots in a world when religion and obedience to its authorities were a matter of life and death. This weeks’ Torah portion, “Shlach” (Numbers 13:1-15:41), dramatizes this difference through narrative, commandment and legal precedent. What lessons can it provide to understand our past, and our present?



Tue, June 6 2023 17 Sivan 5783