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Doing Jewish Differently

We celebrate Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with human responsibility and equality.

 
 
 

People not Prayer

Human beings have the intelligence and wisdom to determine the purpose and course of their lives, free of supernatural guidance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcoming Intercultural Families and LGBTQIA+

Everyone should celebrate who they are, including intercultural families who feel connected to both Jewish and other religious or cultural heritages.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Engaging Rabbi

"To be Jewish is to be an heir to Jewish tradition, not a museum curator. The tradition is ours to adapt and use consistent with our values and beliefs." -- Rabbi Adam Chalom

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Customized B Mitzvahs

Instead of being assigned the weekly Torah portion, we empower our students to think for themselves and choose their reading from the Torah or other Jewish literature based on their interests and inspiration.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meaningful Holiday Celebrations

Instead of doing things because "that's the way they've always been done," we explore the meaning behind holiday traditions and adapt them for today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Innovative Membership Model

Money should not matter in finding a meaningful connection. Members freely choose their annual financial contribution, another example of how we "say what we mean and mean what we say."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Please join us for our upcoming events

Guests are always welcome!

Upcoming Events

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  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  27 , 2023
     
     
    Values in Action at Highwood Food Bank

    Friday, Jan 27th 2:45p to 4:00p
    Join us at the Highwood Food Bank as we load groceries into cars. The Highwood Food Bank has permanently moved to the Fort Sheridan Metra Station, south of the corner of Sheridan Road and Old Elm Road, east side of the tracks. Volunteers will park west of the Starbucks in spaces facing the tracks (no cost to park). Email valuesinaction@KolHadash.com if you are interested in volunterring with us, or have any questions.

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  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  27 , 2023
     
     
    Shabbat Service: Antisemitism: Fears and Realities

    Friday, Jan 27th 7:30p to 9:00p
    From politics to entertainment to the police blotter, antisemitism seems to be everywhere. How serious is the situation today? Why have we seen a resurgence in vandalism and hate speech, with some reluctant to condemn it? What are the realities about this challenge, and what fears may be overblown? Join us for an important conversation.

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  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  29 , 2023
     
     
    Sunday School

    Sunday, Jan 29th 9:30a to 11:30a

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  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  29 , 2023
     
     
    Youth Education Committee (YEC) Meeting

    Sunday, Jan 29th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Kol Hadash’s Youth Education Committee (YEC) is like a PTO for our Youth Education program. We meet about every six weeks during Sunday School while our children are in class. Come to one or all the meetings -- and, get to know other parents, too. By attending a YEC meeting, parents will have the chance to: — help plan family Holiday and cultural events — oversee our Sunday School, curriculum and policy — share your input on desirable (or undesirable) programs — offer your feedback on current issues — make choices for the future of our Youth Education program — chat with and get to know other parents! Please contact our Youth Education Director, Ilana Shaffer, at youthed@KolHadash.com or 773-209-8266 with questions. We are following health and safety ‘best practices’: temperature checks and hand sanitizer upon arrival, mandatory masks (regardless of vaccination status), no food, no sharing of materials, and maintaining distance.

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  • Monday ,
    JanJanuary  30 , 2023
     
     
    Women's Group: Canasta

    Monday, Jan 30th 1:30p to 2:00p
    If you like to kibbitz, come to canasta. You like the company of other awesome Kol Hadash women. All are welcome. For more information about all WE Group activities, contact Joyce Hirsch (WE@kolhadash.com)

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Fri, January 27 2023 5 Sh'vat 5783