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Come experience 5779 at  West Suburban Temple Har Zion’s vibrant Jewish community. Join with our diverse and dynamic community as we find new ways to imbue our lives with Jewish wisdom, prayer, learning, social action and the celebration of Jewish life together.   No matter where you are in your journey, we welcome individuals, Families/Interfaith families, and seekers to nourish your spiritual life with us. Explore and celebrate the joys of Jewish life:

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_________________________________________________________      Stars in the Sky concert series  for the new year!!

The first of this season's Stars in the Sky performances... and the first that is wholly family friendly!!


Sunday, October 21

Doors open at 1pm, concert begins at 1:30. The concert also features the band $11 Supper.

Mark Dvorak is a modern day troubadour. His concerts are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditional folk and standards from the American songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. Mark enjoys involving his audiences from kids to older folks in sing-along songs, and he mixes in his own well-crafted and often poignant originals. Singer, songwriter, teacher - he does it all brilliantly! Check out his music at here and here.

Adults $20, kids are FREE (if accompanied by a paying adult)

Buy your tickets here or at the door

Subscribe to the Stars in the Sky Series (all three concerts) adults $54, kids $27!! In addition to Mark's Acoustical Afternoon the series includes:

DECEMBER 1, 2018

           A tribute to Frank Sinatra

APRIL 6, 2019

          From Door County, Wisconsin, progressive folk/rock!

Scholar in Residence Weekend, October 26-27                              Featuring- Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi is a Senior Fellow at The Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, author of ‘Like Dreamers’, recipient of The Jewish Book Council’s Everett Family Foundation in 2013. This May ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,’ was published, quickly became a New York Times Bestseller - hailed as one of the most important books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a model for future dialogue.

There are numerous events going on throughout the weekend:

1. Friday evening, October 26
Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 pm, followed by a community Shabbat dinner at 7 pm (families with children of all ages welcome), and a talk from Yossi on Israel-Diaspora relations at 7:30 pm (babysitting and children's activities available). To register please, click here.

2. Saturday Morning, October 27
Please join us for our regular Shabbat Services at 10 am, followed by an extended Kiddush at 12:30 pm. To register, please click here.

3. Saturday Evening, October 27
Please join us for a public conversation as our own Rabbi Glick interviews Yossi about his latest book, ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor’ at 7:30 pm. This is event is free and open to the public. Babysitting will be available. To register, please click here.
There are sponsorship opportunities available for the weekend, which include Friday night dinner, a copy of Yossi's book, and your families' name featured in the program. For more information, please contact Eddie Simon, our Temple Administrator.

Mon, October 15 2018 6 Cheshvan 5779