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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

All Events
  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2022
     
     
    Rosh Hashana Morning Service

    Monday, Sep 26th 10:30a to 12:00p

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  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2022
     
     
    Rosh Hashana Family Service

    Monday, Sep 26th 2:00p to 3:00p

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  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  30 , 2022
     
     
    Values in Action at Highwood Food Bank

    Friday, Sep 30th 2:45p to 4:00p
    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 valuesinaction@KolHadash.com if you are interested in volunterring with us, or have any questions.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  2 , 2022
     
     
    Sunday School

    Sunday, Oct 2nd 9:30a to 11:30a

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  2 , 2022
     
     
    High Holidays for Tots

    Sunday, Oct 2nd 10:00a to 11:00a
    Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and veteran preschool teacher Lynn Miller will lead holiday activities for children up to age 6 with a grown up. There will be time to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the High Holidays in your home will also be provided. Older siblings can come at 9:30am for our Sunday School Try Out and join their grade’s class. Please also make plans to join us for our Family Services for Rosh Hashana (Tuesday, September 6, 2:00pm at North Shore Unitarian Church) and Yom Kippur (Tuesday, September 16, 2:00pm). Our Family services are aimed at children ages 4-11 but all are welcome to attend. These services are free and open to the public. No advanced reservation is required. RSVP’s encouraged - walk-ins welcome Questions to Ilana Shaffer at youthed@kolhadash.com or 773-209-8266. Members choose financial commitment —Trial Memberships offered —Jewish and Interfaith families fully participate Follow this link for an event flyer. We are following health and safety ‘best practices’: temperature checks and hand sanitizer upon arrival, mandatory masks (regardless of vaccination status), no food, no sharing of materials, and maintaining distance. SUNDAY SCHOOL TRY OUT: We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more. Questions to Youth Education Director Ilana Shaffer at youthed@kolhadash.com or 773-209-8266

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Mon, 26 September 2022