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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
  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  4 , 2022
    Sunday School

    Sunday, Dec 4th 9:30a to 11:30a


  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  4 , 2022
    Confirmation Class Field Trip: North Shore Unitarian Church

    Sunday, Dec 4th 9:30a to 11:30a


  • Monday ,
    DecDecember  5 , 2022
    Women's Group: Canasta

    Monday, Dec 5th 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 (


  • Tuesday ,
    DecDecember  6 , 2022
    Adult Education: Politics

    Tuesday, Dec 6th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Any philosophy of life must address how we live together, and people living together means political organization. Are there some core political principles for Humanistic Jews that transcend modern political labels? And how can we best agree to differ?


  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  9 , 2022
    Values in Action at Highwood Food Bank

    Friday, Dec 9th 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.



Sat, December 3 2022 9 Kislev 5783