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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
  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  29 , 2021
     
     
    Discussion Shabbat Service: Arguing With God (in-person & Zoom) (Yahrtzeit Service)

    Friday, Oct 29th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Secular and Humanistic Jews are evolutionary descendants of a long Jewish tradition of challenging divinity – Abraham and Job in the Bible, the heretical early rabbi Elisha ben Avuya, bold tales in Jewish folklore, and more. Why was Jewish tradition open to and preserve these voices, and what can we learn from them today?

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  30 , 2021
     
     
    Simon Apley's Bar Mitzvah

    Shabbat, Oct 30th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Please follow this link to register to attend online.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2021
     
     
    Sunday School Try-Out

    Sunday, Oct 31st 9:30a to 11:30a
    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.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2021
     
     
    Adult Education: Who are Chicago's Jews?

    Sunday, Oct 31st 9:30a to 11:00a
    Every 10 years, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago surveys Chicagoland Jewish households to find out who we are, where we live, and how we "do Jewish." Results of the 2020 survey have just been released. How many Chicagoland Jews are there, and how many people are there in households that include Jews (and why are those numbers different)? Where do Chicago Jews live, and what issues are most important to them? You can find more about the study here, or you can join us for an eye-opening conversation!

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2021
     
     
    Sunday School

    Sunday, Oct 31st 9:30a to 11:30a

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Tue, October 26 2021 20 Cheshvan 5782