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Temple Har Zion Weekly Services

Join livestreams of all of our services on Zoom at the links are below; ask the temple office if you need the password.

 

Our Saturday morning services are also livestreamed and saved on Facebook and YouTube (no password necessary).

 

Also below are links to PDF versions of the Siddur for each service. 

 

We are reintroducing in-person participation in limited services, with confirmed reservations; see below

SHABBAT

Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 PM

Live on Zoom at Meeting ID# 818 0357 8025; you must enter the standard Temple Har Zion password.

We warmly welcome Shabbat each Friday evening with Kabbalat Shabbat services. At this time, Friday evening services are only available streaming via Zoom.

Click here to download a PDF of the Siddur we use for Friday evening services. (If a Siddur PDF does not open immediately for you, try clicking on the Login button and login to your Google account. Contact the office if you need help.)

Saturday Morning at 10:00 AM

Live on Zoom at Meeting ID# 242 651 284; you must enter the standard Temple Har Zion password.
Live and stored on Facebook and YouTube.

We continue our observance of Shabbat on Saturday mornings. 

Click here to download a PDF of the Siddur we use for Shabbat morning services. (If a Siddur PDF does not open immediately for you, try clicking on the Login button and login to your Google account. Contact the office if you need help.)

The Shabbat Morning services are streamed three ways:

Recordings of the Saturday Shabbat Services and some of the special programs are available on the temple’s Facebook page and YouTube channel

In Person Attendance at Shabbat Morning Services (Not in the building at other times!*)

Changes to in-person Covid restrictions

With the move in Illinois to Stage 5, we are able to further relax the Covid protocols for attending services.

For in-person attendance: 

We will no longer require: Temperature checks & Health Screening

If you are fully vaccinated: We will no longer require masks

If you are not fully vaccinated: We ask that you wear a mask while in the building. 
(This is being done on the honor system.)

And, of course, anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask should do so.

Seating will be more flexible:
* You may sit in social groups as long as everyone in the group is comfortable.
* Seating for those desiring to maintain social distancing will be available in the 2nd and 3rd rows of the pews.

Online Registration is Still Required!

We still ask that you register online for in-person attendance. We will be continuing the use of Zoom for those who cannot, or are not comfortable to, come to the building. 

You must complete this mandatory form to request to attend the service in person. No one will be admitted without express written confirmation from Har Zion. This form must be  submitted before 12 Noon on the Friday before the service that you wish to attend.

Our Gabbai is still remote to aid in coordinating between the sanctuary and those praying online.
He needs to know who is "in the room." 

* We must continue extra cautious Covid restrictions in the temple building at other times to protect our preschool children. (We strictly follow DCFS protocols for the preschool.)

 

SHOHET DAILY  MINYAN

Weekdays 8 AM; Sunday 9:30 AM
Live on Zoom; Zoom Meeting ID# 799 405 500; you must enter the standard Temple Har Zion password.

Click here to download a PDF of the Siddur we use for the Daily Morning Minyan services. (If a Siddur PDF does not open immediately for you, try clicking on the Login button and login to your Google account. Contact the office if you need help.)

Our daily morning minyan is named in honor of Allan Shohet (z”l).

Learn to lead or follow the Shohet Morning Minyan! Click here to hear Cantor Figa chant the service.

Honors, Readings, and  Aliyot

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.

Temple and Zoom Decorum

To help you derive the most from our services and to help us maintain our traditions, please observe the proper decorum of our service:

  • Attire in the sanctuary—and on Zoom—should be modest and appropriate for a house of worship; no strapless, bare shoulder dresses; no torn jeans or pants; no bare midriffs or shorts, etc.

  • Cell phones should be silenced in the sanctuary. Do not enter or leave the sanctuary when the Ark is open or when the rabbi is speaking.

  • All males should wear a kippah (head covering) while in the building and when visible on Zoom.  

  • Do not take tallit or prayer book into the restroom or a bathroom.

  • Do not smoke anywhere in or near the Temple building.

  • Writing is prohibited on Shabbat and holidays; it’s considered a creative act and thus is not allowed on sanctified days.

  • Refrain from chewing gum in the synagogue building.

  • Pocket-sized hearing amplification devices are available in the Temple; ask when you come in.

  • Photography is prohibited in the sanctuary during services.

Fri, July 30 2021 21 Av 5781