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Meet More of Our Members

“Kol Hadash does more than just satisfy us religiously or philosophically, which is the reason we joined, it’s become a community for us, as well. We made some of our best friends through the congregation.”

 — Mark F., Deerfield

“My husband is never treated any differently or singled out because he was not raised Jewish. Everyone is welcome, respected and appreciated for their similarities and differences.”

 — Karen J., Long Grove

 

Sandra & William

William and Sandra discovered Kol Hadash when they were looking for an officiant for their wedding.  They choose Rabbi Chalom, and decided to also check out Kol Hadash as a community. They became members a few short months after their wedding. William is a previous member of the American Humanist Association. They live in Palatine.

Sandra & Giovanni and Family

Sandra and Giovanni started their son in Sunday School at a Reform congregation near their home but came to Kol Hadash looking for an alternative where they could feel more comfortable.  Sandra attended an Orthodox Jewish day school. Giovanni was raised in a Catholic home. They live in Long Grove.

Michelle & Family

Michelle decided to join Kol Hadash after attending a number of our events and feeling that Kol Hadash is a good place to put down roots. She lives in Deerfield with her daughter.

 
 
 
 
 
Alisa & Bruce and Family

Reform congregation that never felt quite right for her, and Bruce attended a Conservative congregation. Their first visit to Kol Hadash was a Confirmation service. They were impressed with what the students had to say and hoped their own children would be as thoughtful when they reached that age. They live in Deerfield.

Susan & Mike

Where there is good wine or a good Kol Hadash party, you’ll find Mike and Susan.  Their great respect for Rabbi Chalom and his thinking and soulfulness led them to become members in 2006. The outstanding Kol Hadash choir sealed the deal! Mike and Susan live in Highland Park.

Mon, September 21 2020 3 Tishrei 5781