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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 ,
    JulJuly  8 , 2022
    Values in Action at Highwood Food Bank

    Friday, Jul 8th 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.


  • Monday ,
    JulJuly  11 , 2022
    Women's Group: Online Chat

    Monday, Jul 11th 1:30p to 2:30p
    If you like to schmooze, come to chat. You like the company of other awesome Kol Hadash women. All are welcome.


  • Thursday ,
    JulJuly  14 , 2022
    Steering Committee Meeting

    Thursday, Jul 14th 7:30p to 9:00p
    The Steering Committee meets monthly. Members are welcome to attend Steering Committee meetings; contact chair Victoria Ratnaswamy at if you wish to attend or if you have questions.


  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  15 , 2022
    Shabbat Service: Present and Future Challenges of Humanistic Judaism

    Friday, Jul 15th 7:30p to 9:00p
    As a philosophical approach to life, Humanistic Judaism has never been more relevant than during the Coronavirus pandemic, in its secular reliance on science to reveal truth and its Jewish ethical approach to all human life as equally and infinitely valuable. The way we organize communities around Humanistic Judaism, however, is under greatly increasing strain, and crises have a way of accelerating change already in the works. This service will be led by Paul Golin, the Executive Director of the SHJ. He is based in New York City, and we're excited he's visiting us in person.


  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  16 , 2022
    Winers Gathering

    Shabbat, Jul 16th 7:00p to 10:00p
    Join us at the home of Laura and Ken Burk for our summer Winers gathering! RSVP to



Tue, July 5 2022 6 Tammuz 5782