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The High Holidays 2020
We are still offering a full schedule of High Holiday services over Zoom Webinar this year. Our goal is to provide the same meaningful experiences we want and need from our High Holidays, just on a new platform.
Members will receive a Zoom link to the services, but can also register here. We are not selling guest tickets to High Holidays this year. Rather, please ask your guests to register here and make a donation. Family Services require a separate advance registration here. Please do not share your Zoom link on social media or with non-members. (Your adult children living elsewhere are very welcome!) Questions? Contact Jeremy in the office at 847-383-5184 or
B Mitzvah FAQ Session for Parents (online)
Thursday, September 10, 7:30pm
Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information! Questions to Leah Sosewitz, B Mitzvah Coordinator (847) 471-0170  or
Shabbat Guest Seaker: Rabbi Denise Handlarski
Friday, September 11, 7:30pm
Many Jewish communities continue to cite intermarriage as the most serious threat to Jewish continuity. Rabbi Denise Handlarski’s new book The A-Z of Intermarrige reveals that intermarriage can be a force for good in the lives of Jewish families and communities. Rabbi Handlarski is an intermarried rabbi ordained through the Secular Humanistic Jewish movement, serving the online community She is also Assistant Professor at Trent University's School of Education.
Sunday School
Sunday, September 13
Brickyards Park, Deerfield
Sunday School Class schedule for all grades (K-10th) is 9:30-11:30am.
Mitzvah Prep Class (6th/7th Grade) 10:45-11:30am. 

Women's Chat Group
Monday, September 14, 1:30pm
The Kol Hadash Women's Group gets together every other Monday to check in on each other, suggest cultural things to do during quarantine, and to simply chat. all are welcome. Please feel free to join us or let Leora Hatchwell know you're interested
jBaby Parent-Tot Storytimes for High Holidays
Tuesday, September 15, 10:00-10:45AM
Jewett Park Pavilion, Deerfield
Wednesday, September 16, 10:00-10:45 AM
Sunset Woods Park, Small Pavilion, Highland Park
Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays 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 the High Holidays in your home will also be provided. Follow this link to register.
Book Club: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
Wednesday, September 16, 7:30pm
This month our book selection is American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. Her career has stalled out, she’s overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes.

Questions? Contact Stacey Max (
Mon, September 21 2020 3 Tishrei 5781