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Social Groups

“We love being part of a community of warm and caring people who want to celebrate being Jewish with honesty and integrity. We have met many wonderful people and made many friends from our Kol Hadash family, and we enjoy seeing them at services, as well as events like the wine club and the book club.”

 — Marsha M., Deerfield


Kol Hadash members enjoy each other’s company through the following social groups.  All are welcome to join and please feel free to bring a guest!

Wine Group -

The Winers

The Wine Group, known as “The Winers,” meets three or four times per year at a member’s home. Everyone brings a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share.  The host decides the theme for the evening. Past themes include “March Madness” tournaments, wine & food pairings, wine & chocolate, and wines from around the world.

Book Club

The Book Club meets every other month. Any type of book – fiction, biography, autobiography, or short stories – can be selected.  Past selections include: A Man Called Ove, The Rosie Project, Once We Were Brothers, Roses, Me Before You,The Sweetness of Forgetting, Orphan Train, and the Spertus Institute’s “One Book One Community” selection of  A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka.


The Kol Hadash Knitters gathers three or four times per year to knit and share advice on projects, techniques and supplies. They also do service projects, such as the afghan shown here, which was donated to A Safe Place. Knitting expertise is NOT required!



Movie Group

The Movie Group meets three or four times a year to watch and discuss a movie.  Past movie selections have included A Matter of Size (Israeli), The Visitor, Hava Nagila (documentary on the song), Her, Fantasia at Ravinia, Ballad of the Weeping Spring (Israeli), and The Farewell Party (Israeli).

Theatre Club

The Theatre Club attends two or three professional theatre events per year in Chicago and the suburbs.  Past productions include: Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Race at the Goodman Theater, Metamorphoses at Lookingglass Theater, The Book of Joseph at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, War Paint at Goodman Theatre, The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence at Theater Wit, and Whipping Man at Northlight Theater.

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