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This Week

Host an Oneg Shabbat! We're looking for oneg hosts for the following Shabbat Services. If you're interested or have questions contact David Hirsch at

March 6, April 3, April 17, April 24, and May 15
Wednesday, November 13
Book Club: Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane

Friday, November 15
Discussion Shabbat Service: Leadership in the Google Era (7:30pm)
(Book Drive for Bernie's Book Bank)

Saturday, November 16
Values in Action: Bernies Book Bank (3:00pm)

Sunday, November 17
Sunday School (9:30am)
Family Education: Jewish Philanthropy (10:30am)
Hebrew (No Mitzvah Class) (11:10am)

Monday, November 18
Women's Group: Canasta Game (1:30pm)

Tuesday, November 19
Women's Group: Walk the Chicago Botanic Gardens (9:30am)
Adult Education: The Nature of People (7:30pm)
Kol Hadash Connections
Do you have a business you would like to advertise to fellow congregants, or a hobby you wish to share? You can list it in our congregational "Yellow Pages," called Kol Hadash Connections, which will be distributed to all our members very soon! If you would like to be included in this directory, please click the button below and fill out the online form.
Picture of the Week!
As advertised, the 60 participants at our Chicago-themed Progressive Dinner had an “L” of a good time.

A big thank you to all the people who made the evening possible: Appetizer hosts Alisa & Bruce Klein; dessert host Mike Lippitz; and dinner hosts Ellen & Mitch Apley, Andrea & Mark Friedlander, Lori & Scott Gerberding, Rhonda & Robert Hart, Glynis & David Hirsch, Judith Pearlman, and Marsha & Mark Milstein. And a special thank you to the Progressive Dinner Committee for organizing the event: Sue Addelson, Andrea Friedlander, Leora Hatchwell, and Marsha Milstein.
Holiday Gift Giving Program
The Kol Hadash Values in ActionCommittee is collecting gifts for needy children by participating in the Community Alternatives Unlimited holiday giveaway program.

You can drop off your gifts at these Kol Hadash events: Friday Night Service on December 13 and The Family Hanukkah Luncheon & Party on December 15.

Follow this link for a flyer with more information.
Discussion Shabbat Service:
Leadership in the Google Era

Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM
Join us to discuss the challenges of leadership at a time when smartphones put unlimited information at anyone’s fingertips. What value do we put on degrees, experience, expertise and skill when it comes to doctors, lawyers, even rabbis? And how can those leaders make themselves relevant in this new age?

Please be sure to bring new and gently used children's books to tonight's service to donate to Bernie's Book Bank!
Family Education: Jewish Philanthropy
Sunday, November 17, 10:30 AM
Sunday School students are joined by their parents (and, grandparents or other family members) for this Family Education session on Jewish Philanthropy. We’ll explore ideas for making the world a better place by giving of your time, money, and voice. And, we'll discuss the various aspects of philanthropy from a generational perspective.
Adult Education: The Nature of People
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 PM
Is the human condition best lived through a focus on this life and this world, or a hypothetical next one? What makes humanity distinct from the animal kingdom, if anything does? If reason and emotion are equally human, then what is our approach to the issue of “spirituality?”
Kol Hadash Storytelling Group
The Home of Susie Garfield
936 Harvard Court, Highland Park
Thursdsay, November 21, 7:00 PM

Calling all storytellers of all levels of experience and interest! Last summer's FUNdraiser was just the beginning. Join us at the home of Suzie Garfield as we start a storytelling group and plan our next steps. Questions? Contact Susan Addelson

Preschool Jewish Discovery
Sunday, November 24, 10:30 AM
Free monthly enrichment class
for 2-6 year olds with their grownup
Open to everyone!

Rabbi Adam explores Tikkun Olam


Children will enjoy hands-on activities with our experienced preschool teacher
Time for children and adults to socialize, too
RSVP's encouraged, walk-ins welcome
Questions? Lynne Miller at
Sun, November 17 2019 19 Cheshvan 5780