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WSTHZ Early Childhood Program

Children learn when they are excited and interested in a topic  When children come to us with a question we do not simply give them the answer; we respond by asking the child what they think, how they could find the answer and what they need.  Through this process, children develop confidence and independence with encouragement from our teachers, their parents and the community around us.

Click Early Childhood Education to visit the webpage and learn more.

Koven Religious School

Our outstanding religious school provides a comprehensive Jewish education for students from kindergarten through high school. Our goal is to help our children become integral members of the Jewish community and to develop an awareness of themselves and an understanding of their Jewish heritage. Family involvement is an important component of our children’s religious foundation.

The schedule for the religious school is as follows:


4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for students in grades 1 thru 7

9:30 am to 12:00 noon: students in grades K thru 7
9:30 am to 12:00 noon: Hebrew High: 8th grade meet weekly, 9th-12th grades meet bi-weekly
8:30 am to 9:15 am: students with teacher recommendation 
Our cadres of madrichim (teacher assistants) are an invaluable help to our school. Madrichim are eligible to assist in the classroom if they attend Hebrew High.

For more information, contact the school principal 708-366-9000 or

Adult Education

Yehoshua ben Perachiah said: "Make yourself a teacher; acquire a friend; and judge every person favorably." - Ethics of the Fathers 1:6

West Suburban Temple Har Zion provides outstanding education programs for members of all ages.  Here are a few currently being offer:

Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Study

Come join our informal Shabbat afternoon Talmud study group. It gathers in the chapel after Shabbat Kiddush. For details, please contact Jerry Bloom.

Synagogue Skills

Sunday mornings while Hebrew School is in session. Contact the cantor for more information,

Thinking Jewishly about the End of Life

Click on link for information from Cindy Barnard’s talk on “Thinking Jewishly about the End of Life"

Sat, April 20 2019 15 Nisan 5779