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Programming During the Month of Elul

Sunday, August 28, to September 24

Temple Har Zion has a number of programs celebrating the last month of the year 5782. (And after Elul comes the new year, Rosh Hashanah, and the High Holy days. Click here to visit the Temple Har Zion High Holy Day webpages.)

Minyan & Kiddish in the Western Suburbs

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 10 AM • 1 Elul 5782

On the first day of Elul, Temple Har Zion will have morning minyan in the far western suburbs, at the home of a synagogue member. We will serve breakfast, and at the end of service, we will blow the first shofar of the season! Please come, and invite all of your friends and family from the western suburbs.

Click here for registration and details!

Shofar in the Park

Sunday, September 4, 2022, starting at 3 PM at the Temple • 8 Elul 5782

The shofar is blown at minyan every day during the month of Elul, so what better way to welcome the month with shofar blowing? We will start at the temple at 3 PM, and move on to  Austin Gardens and Scoville Parks. Walk with us, starting at the temple at 3 PM, or meet us at one of the parks. 

Click here for more information!

Musical Shabbat: "Friday Night is a Delight "  

September 9, 2022 • 13 Elul 5782

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM In Person and Virtual

Click here for more information!

Family Fun/Kef Mishpachti Apple Picking

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10 AM-12 Noon • 15 Elul 5782
Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park, IL 60151
Kuipers Family Farm is about an hour west of the temple.

Kef Mishpachti/ Family Fun is sponsoring a morning of apple picking for Temple Har Zion preschool and the religious school students and their families, in honor of the first day of school.

To register, click here.

Cooking with Leah Koenig

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM • 19 Elul 5782

The Jewish New Year brings with it hopes for sweetness - and what better way to share those wishes than with dishes that celebrate the sweet things in life? Join celebrated cookbook author (and Har Zion alum!) Leah Koenig for a virtual, holiday-focused cooking demonstration that merges tradition and creativity.

Zoom only; please click here to register.  

Dessert and Musical Selichot Service

Saturday, September 17, 2022 • 21 Elul 5782, Dessert 8:30 PM, Service 9:30 PM

Usher in the High Holy Day season with an in-person/streamed Musical Selichot Service. We will start at 8:30 PM with dessert on the terrace. Then, at 9:30 PM, we will go to the sanctuary for a Musical Selichot service featuring a 5-piece ensemble, providing inspiring musical accompaniment to the contemplate liturgy of the season. 

Click here for more information or to register. 

Family Fun/Kef Mishpatchi 1-7 High Holy Day Workshop

Sunday, September 18, 2022 • 22 Elul 5782,
10:30 AM–12 PM

In person only and registration is required; please click here to register.  

High Holy Day Prayer and Music Workshop with Rabbi Glick and Cantor Figa

Sunday, September 18, 2022 • 22 Elul 5782,
10:30 AM–12 PM

Click here for more information.

Fiddler on the Roof at the Lyric Opera

Sunday, September 18, 2022 • 22 Elul 5782, 2 PM

The deadline for purchasing Fiddler tickets in our block has past. Information on the production and the cast is on the Lyric website,  click here.

Wed, March 29 2023 7 Nisan 5783