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November 24, 2021

Mazel Tov, Ethan Polonsky!
Mazel tov to Ethan on a wonderful Bar Mitzvah! A great speech jumping off from laws in Deuteronomy to explore homelessness (or “houselessness”) and belonging. And congratulations to Ethan's parents Ami and Dan in the front row!

No Sunday School
Sunday, November 28


Women's Group: Online Chat
Monday, November 29, 1:30pm
Kibbitz with us online this week. All are welcome. For more information about all WE Group activities, contact Joyce Hirsch

See, Sing, Celebrate!
Hanukkah Stories & Songs with jBaby

Wednesday, December 1, 10:30-11:15am
The Book Bin, Northbrook

Thursday, December 2, 10:00-10:45am
North Shore Unitarian Church
Celebrate Hanukkah with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Hanukkah in your home will be provided.

Light Up the Night! Adult Hanukkah Gathering
Friday, December 3, 7:30pm 
NSUC ONLY (no Zoom)
masks and COVID vaccination required
We come together for the light of inspiration, the warmth of community and culture and the enlightenment of insight. What better reason to gather than to light Hanukkah candles together? Join us for an in-person-only gathering that is BYOM - Bring Your Own Menorah. Dreidels and chocolate gelt provided! Questions? Contact Jeremy at

Holiday Gift Giving Progam
November 28-December 5
The Kol Hadash Values in Action Committee is collecting gifts for needy children and their families by participating in the Community Alternatives Unlimited holiday giveaway program.
Community Alternatives' mission is to provide services for people who are coping with both the short- and long-term effects of any disabling condition and supporting economically challenged families to improve health and wellness during pregnancy and birth. It serves people who live in poverty in the northern suburbs of Cook and Lake Counties, including children who are indigent and wards of the state.  For more information on Community Alternatives Unlimited, please visit their website
You can drop off your gifts from Sunday, November 28 - Sunday, December 5 at 11:00 am at 1030 Summit Drive in Deerfield, or at our Sunday School at Deerfield High School on December 5, 9:30-11:30am.

See this flyer for details.

Hanukkah Family Celebration
Sunday, December 5, 10:45-11:30am
at our Sunday School at Deerfield High School
All-Ages Welcome! — Open to Everyone! — Free!
  • Bring your family’s menorah for our Menorah Show & Tell
  • Rabbi Adam Chalom leads us in part of the Hanukkah service and songs
  • Hanukkah service booklets will be available for home use
  • Student activities include: Dreidel Tournament, Hanukkah crafts,with candle making, and making cards for seniors
  • Parents will get to know each other with an activity, too!
  • Click here for an event flyer.
The Kol Hadash Values in Action Committee is collecting gifts for needy children by participating in the Community Alternatives Unlimited holiday giveaway program.
See this flyer for details.

Preschool Jewish Discovery: Hanukkah
Sunday, December 5, 10:00am
Free monthly enrichment class open to everyone! Children ages 2-6 with a grown up join Rabbi Adam Chalom and experienced preschool teacher Lynn Miller as they explore a Jewish holiday or cultural value along with interactive songs, books and hands-on activities. There is time for children and parents to socialize. At-home resources will also be provided. 

Older siblings can come at 9:30am for our Sunday School Try Out and join their grade’s class. Please register for Sunday School Try Out in advance.

HuJews Cyber Hanukkah
Saturday, December 4, 5:00pm
If you are a student ages 12-21, or know someone who is, please extend this invitation to joyously celebrate Hanukkah online with peers in Humanistic Judaism. HuJews is the youth movement of the Society for Humanistic Judaism: inclusive, fun, funny, and brilliant! Free and open to young people but  PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THE LINK.
Tue, November 30 2021 26 Kislev 5782