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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

  • 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.


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 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 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.

Special Programs/Learning 

The Jewish United Fund Good Deeds Day is a week this year!

Learn about the the JUF Good Deeds Day opportunities and register at

Community of Congregations Responding to Hunger

Thursday, April 15, 7 PM; click here for more information.

Shabbat for Families with Young Children

Friday, April 16, 5:30 PM; click here to register.

Families with young children, 1-7 years of age, are invited to join Ms. Claudine and the Har Zion Early Childhood Center to welcome Shabbat together.

Zoom ID#: 905 104 6083

Musical Tot Shabbat for Families with Young Children

May 1, 9:30 AM.

Click here to register.

Tot Shabbat for Families with Young Children, May 1, 9:30 AM. Click to register.

On Sunday, May 16 at 10:30 AM join us to share your thoughts and reactions to McCann’s powerful novel, Apeirogon, with real-life stories of two fathers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, each grieving the violent loss of a daughter and working to use that grief as a bridge to peace. Zoom #89144885896

Ongoing Programs/Learning


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

Study with a Buddy:

We all have things that we know and things that we don't know.  Because of that, Temple Har Zion is rolling out a new Jewniversity program - Study with a Buddy!  This gives you the opportunity to grow your skills and/or share what you know with others. 

Visit the Jewish Journeys/Adult Education page and fill out the form to let us know what you could teach or what you'd like to learn. Or both!

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: Sunday, April  25

Registration Link:

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.

Zoom Meeting ID#: 9245 552 6669 
Usual Har Zion password

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 April is Relationship with Israel
Next class: Monday, April 19
See Monday Evening Jewniversity for additional dates.

Zoom Meeting ID#: 9245 552 6669 
Usual Har Zion password


Zoom Meeting ID: #895 1120 7434

Join Rabbi Glick for this monthly class. 

Next class: April 21 (?)


Guided Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Glick

Most Sundays, 9 AM; Click here to Join


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.

  • April 8: This week we turn our attention to both to the past and the present. We’ll take time to commemorate Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). As well, we’ll review recent local election results and what they may mean for our community.

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? Currently there are various funds available for people in need as a result of the pandemic. Please call or click on the Kulanu hand flyer.

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

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

Info and Links

Building Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 2 PM
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
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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