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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 ,
    FebFebruary  6 , 2023
    Connections Committee Meeting

    Monday, Feb 6th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Our Connections Committee welcomes new members, keeps in contact with current members and reaches out to prospective members. Contact: Lynn Miller,


  • Monday ,
    FebFebruary  6 , 2023
    Women's Group: Online Chat

    Monday, Feb 6th 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.


  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  7 , 2023
    Adult Education: Past & Present

    Tuesday, Feb 7th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Which has more authority: past traditions or present beliefs? This dynamic is not always articulated in contemporary Jewish life, but it is crucial to understanding the varieties of modern Judaism. Can we inherit from the past while still freely directing the course of our own life?


  • Thursday ,
    FebFebruary  9 , 2023
    Steering Committee

    Thursday, Feb 9th 7:30p to 9:00p


  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  10 , 2023
    Values in Action at Highwood Food Bank

    Friday, Feb 10th 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 if you are interested in volunterring with us, or have any questions.



Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783