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B'ruchim Ha'baim - Welcome

Come experience Temple Har Zion’s vibrant Jewish community serving the Western suburbs and the West side of Chicago. Join our diverse and dynamic community as we 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:

  • Explore our site and Zoom-in for a program or service. We are beginning to introduce limited in person seating in the sanctuary on Shabbat mornings, by confirmed reservation. 

  • Have any questions? Please feel free to reach out at 708-366-9000 or email us at office@wsthz.org.

  • Have (virtual) coffee with our Rabbi or Executive Director, or check out the Rabbi's letters and blog.

  • Temple Har Zion is welcoming to interfaith families! Our community is at the forefront of the Conservative movement in this area. Please take a look at our feature in Tablet magazine.

  • Click here to check out our music videos from our Friday night Mizmor L'David Davening Team.

 

 

With COVID increasing, the number of people needing a hand during these challenging times is also increasing!


Please let us know if you might be able to shop for folks needing help, or help with other member needs or requests.


 

Want to get involved with the Kulanu Committee? Click here to register your willingness to help out!

Need a hand? Either call or click on the Kulanu hand flyer.

Join our services

Temple Har Zion observes Shabbat with Friday night and Saturday morning services and has a Daily Minyan on weekdays and Sunday. Please see the sidebar for times and links to download the Siddur.

Did you miss the Saturday service? There are recordings of Har Zion Saturday and holiday services on YouTube on and Facebook.

Save the date(s)... upcoming Har Zion events!

We welcome Har Zion members and all others interested to participation in our virtual programming but all of our events are password protected.
 

  • To join a program from a Temple Har Zion email, please click the "click to join" link or click on the program flyer; these will automatically enter our password for you. 


  • If you would like to join using the Zoom ID#, Zoom will ask you to enter our password. Do you need the password? Email office@wsthz.org or call 708.366.9000 for help.
     

  • Unsure how to use Zoom? Click here for a tutorial. 
     

  • Miss any of our live programming? There are recordings of many on YouTube on and Facebook.

For the Family ...

Purim Activities on Sunday, February 28, 10 AM to 1:30

  • 10 - 11 AM ECC Preschool Fundraiser/ Click here to register.
     
  • 10 AM Bagels & Locks Online Escape Room event/ Click here to register.
     
  • 11:15 - 11:30 AM (following the Zoom-agic show) Zoom Costume Parade/ Zoom# 82374148046
  • 12 Noon -1:30 PM Purim Car-nival Temple Drive Thru: Sign up for a time slot by clicking here to register.



 

To register for Zoom-agic click on the flyer below!

For those involved in

the lives of the Younger Set ...

Debra Landay, MBA, MEd., will discuss the interplay of language, cognitive development, proficient reading and academic performance for children from newborns to adolescents.

Registration by noon on Tuesday, March 2, ensures that you will receive the Zoom link.

For further details on the presentation or to register and submit questions to be addressed during the event, click here or click on the flyer.

Sunday, March 7th at 10:30 AM   

Acclaimed author Iris Krasnow

Oak Park native and bestselling author Iris Krasnow returns to Temple Har Zion where her parents Helene and Ted Krasnow were active for many years — and the place she attended from Kindergarten through Confirmation — to talk about her books on relationships described here:
https://iriskrasnow.com/

Krasnow says that although her books vary from family relationships to marriage, what binds her work together is research and interviews and first-person perspective on how to find passion and purpose and joy at every stage of life, with strong faith, strong families and a strong mission.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Krasnow is excited to come back virtually to her hometown and talk about her own passion and purpose at every stage and how Judaism has shaped her life as a writer, professor, wife, and as the mother of four sons! 

To register for the program click here or use
Zoom ID# 9642 271 1898 r

                                                                       

Friday, March 12 6:30 PM   

Joint Refugee Shabbat

Adult Trivia Night  Saturday, March 13th  from 8-10 PM

Click on the flyer to register.

Sign up by
March 1st for early bird savings!

Sunday, March 14th at 3:30 PM

To hear a bit more about the book and Jacqueline, click on the YouTube link below:
http://bit.ly/JSaper1
http://bit.ly/JSaper2

To read more about her or register please click here.





 

 

For more information on these programs, contact Temple Har Zion Director of Education David Schwartz, dschwartz@wsthz.org, or call the temple office at 708.366.9000.

Introduction to Judaism:

How Can Judaism Enhance Your Life?

There's still room for you to learn more about Judaism! 
Please join us for our overview of Judaism classes—whether you know a lot or a little, there's always more to learn about how Judaism can enhance your life.

Next class: February 28, 10:30 AM, on God

Registration Link: https://www.wsthz.org/form/Introtojudaism5781

Monday Evening Learning:

Come for a thoughtful, insightful discussion of Pirkei Avot–The Ethics of Our Fathers, with other topics mixed in a few times a month (see Jewniversary 2.0 below), with Har Zion Director of Education David Schwartz.

Next class: March 1, 8 PM

Is it Jewish to check the "organ donor" box on your driver's license?  How about to give a kidney to somebody?  Join us to find out!  

Zoom Meeting ID: #9245 552 6669 

Jewniversity 2.0:

Replaces Monday Evening Learning (above) several times a month, often with additional programming other days/times during the month. The topics are relevant to the Jewniversity Topic of the Month. Please see Jewish Journeys for more information.

The Topic of the Month for March is Freedom

See Monday Evening Jewniversity for additional dates.

Zoom Meeting ID: #9245 552 6669 

Kabbalah:

Zoom Meeting ID: #895 1120 7434

Join Rabbi Glick for this monthly class. 
 




 

Guided Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Glick

Sundays at 9 AM, Zoom ID # 489 884 312




 

Psalms with Rabbi Glick 

Thursdays at 10 AM, Zoom ID # 990 415 095




 

STAR Seniors and Retirees Gathering to Learn and Connect

Thursdays, 1 — 3 PM; contact the Temple Har Zion office for Zoom connection information.

Covid Information 

Illinois has started Covid vaccinations for essential frontline workers and those of us who are age 65 and older. 

Information and resources are constantly changing, being updated with spaces filling up and opening up continually.

Here are some places to start a search:

Click here to get information about receiving the vaccine in Cook County.

For the City of Chicago Covid and vaccine information https://covidcoach.chicago.gov/

Click here to get information about receiving the vaccine in DuPage County.

Please click here or on the flyer to register for this event.



Info and Links



Building Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 2 PM
  
office@wsthz.org
708.366.9000 Phone
708.366.9006 Fax 

Office staff is available by phone and email.
Regular hours are 9 AM - 5 PM

In time of need please call the Temple Office. 
After hours, you may reach

Rabbi Glick at 310.227.9954  
Cantor Figa at 312.391.5299    
Voice messages may also be left on the Temple voicemail after hours.
 
Social Worker at Har Zion
Har Zion, with Jewish Child and Family Services, offer social services to community members.  
Contact Elizabeth Ury at ElizabethUry@jcfs.org
Elizabeth can be reached by phone at 847.745.5421

JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) can help you plan a career path, tune you up for that important interview, revamp your resume, and teach you how to network successfully.
For information call JVS Career Moves at 855-463-6587 or visit their website




 

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