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Temple Har Zion Services: In Person and on Zoom

Service  Day(s) and Time   Zoom Meeting ID   Live Streaming options 

 Shohet Morning Minyan

        In Person on M/W/Th

        Virtual only (Zoom) on Tu/Fr/Su

 Click here to download a PDF of the Siddur

 8 AM;

9:30 AM

Meeting ID#
799 405 500

YouTube & Facebook

(See below)

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat

Click here to download a PDF of the Siddur

6:30 PM

Meeting ID# 
818 0357 8025

YouTube & Facebook

(See below)

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service

Click here to download a PDF of the Siddur

10 AM

Meeting ID#
242 651 284

YouTube & Facebook

(See below)


The Shabbat Morning services are live-streamed in three ways:

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat and Holidays are live-streamed on all three services. The Daily Minyan is only on Zoom;

Recordings of the Saturday Shabbat Services and some of the special programs are available on the temple’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. (See above for links.)

Please contact the office at or 708.366.9000 if you need the Zoom password.


Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 PM

We warmly welcome Shabbat each Friday evening with Kabbalat Shabbat services. Religious school classes often lead this service, followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday Mornings at 10 AM

While many prayers are recited in Hebrew at Shabbat morning services, there are many English readings to allow everyone’s participation. Pulpit honors are accorded equally to men and women. At Shabbat morning services, children are welcome to sit with their parents or to attend regularly scheduled Junior Congregation services.


Members desiring an aliyah or other honor at the Shabbat morning service (to commemorate a Yahrzeit, special birthday, or other milestone) may contact the temple office. Even when we have a b’nai mitzvah or other special Shabbat, we reserve honors for the congregation.

Holidays and Festivals

Even in these days, Temple Har Zion observes all of the traditional Jewish holidays and festivals in a variety of ways.

ROSH HASHANAH: We observe both days of Rosh Hashanah. Childrens’ Services and Programming are available.

YOM KIPPUR: Observance of the Day of Atonement begins with Kol Nidre. Yom Kippur services include Yiskor and Neilah and the blowing of the Shofar.

SUKKOT: Students and members of the congregation decorate our sukkah. Family traditions are shared during our Congregational Sukkah Walk.

SIMCHAT TORAH: Noisy, joyously celebrated, dancing to a klezmer band and marching with the Sefer Torah.

HANUKKAH: A congregational celebration with latkes, gelt, music and candlelighting.

PURIM: Costumes, groggers, Megillah reading and hamantaschen. A carnival with games, prizes and the Shushan Cafe.

PASSOVER: A congregational seder is led by the rabbi and cantor on the second night of Passover. There are special activities for the younger children and a traditional Pesach feast.

YOM HA’ATZMAUT: A festive Israeli dinner and Israeli dancing put us in the mood to celebrate Israel’s Independence day.

SHAVUOT: At Tikkun l’eyl Shavuot, we celebrate with ice cream and Torah study.

SELICHOT: A dessert reception and program are followed by a late evening service to usher in the High Holy Days.

Shohet Daily Morning Minyan

Everyone is welcome to attend our daily Morning Minyan

In Person on: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

On Zoom: every day of the week (no morning minyan on Shabbat - Shabbat services are at 10 AM) 

Daily Minyan is held Monday-Friday at 8 AM and Sundays at 9:30 AM. For information about zooming in, visit our Shohet Morning Minyan page.

As all Temple Har Zion Zoom events, the morning minyan is password protected. Please contact the office at or 708.366.9000 if you need the password.

Our daily morning minyan is named in honor of long-time temple members Leon and Frannye Shohet (z”l).

Junior Congregation

What is Junior Congregation?

Junior congregation is an opportunity for older children to lead and participate in Shabbat services, assisted by teen volunteers. It’s a service run by kids, for kids.

Where does Junior Congregation happen?

In the Guralnick Chapel, once or twice a month during the school year.

Why is Junior Congregation important?

Actively learning to pray, and to become comfortable with the structure of the Shabbat morning service, happens when children are given the opportunity to participate in services. Participation in Junior Congregation is part of B’Nai Mitzvah preparation.

Sun, October 1 2023 16 Tishrei 5784