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Our Partners

Kol Hadash participates with many local and national Jewish and Humanistic organizations to create a variety of  opportunities for secular and Jewish connections and community.

Jewish and Humanistic Organizations


Society for Humanistic Judaism

Many members of Kol Hadash are active members of the Society for Humanistic Judaism,(SHJ), our national organization of Humanistic Jewish congregations and communities.


International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism

Rabbi Chalom also serves as the Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ), which offers rabbinic and leadership training, publications, and public events to further the movement's intellectual work.

jBaby Chicago

Throughout the year, for each major Jewish holiday, we present free storytime sessions for children 0-3 years old, funded by a grant from jBaby Chicago, a program of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Secular Coalition of America

Through our membership in the Society for Humanistic Judaism, we participate in the Secular Coalition for America, which advocates and lobbies on behalf of nontheistic Americans.

Chicago Coalition of Reason

Locally, we are members of the Chicago Coalition of Reason, which connects various Humanistic and non-theistic organizations in Chicagoland.


Values in Action


Through our Values in Action activities, we support many not-for-profit organizations, including:

A Safe Place

We collect Wish List items at High Holidays, and in the past have knitted blankets, built a garden, stocked a library, run 5ks and more.


Aspiritech refresh (summer, 2017) was site-tested by Aspiritech, a non-profit organization based in Highland Park, IL. that trains and employs people with asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism for software testing and other quality assurance services.

Chai Lifeline

The entire congregation comes together to make blankets for children facing life-threatening disease.

Community Alternatives

We collect winter Holiday gifts for children coping with disabling conditions.


PADS of Lake County

We serve dinner for the homeless at a local PADS shelter. We prepare meals and supervise overnight shelter for homeless men and women.

North Shore Unitarian Church

Our services are held at the beautiful North Shore Unitarian Church located at 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield.

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