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B'ruchim Ha'baim - Welcome to Temple Har Zion

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, prayerlearningsocial 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.

We would love to get to know you; please call us at 708.366.9000 or email: 

 

Services, Festivals, and Holidays

Join our Services

In Person

In-person worship at the temple is offered for Saturday morning services, the monthly Friday Musical Shabbat services, and many holidays and festivals. 

Streaming

You can also join livestreams of most of our services on Zoom (links below; ask the temple office for the password). 

Saturday morning services, Friday night Musical Shabbatot, and many holidays and festivals are also livestreamed and saved on Facebook and YouTube (no password necessary).

See our Weekly Services page for further details, links, and online PDF copies of our Siddurim.

Har Zion Services:

Friday Kabbalat Service
Zoom only, except for Musical Shabbat
Zoom ID# 818 0357 8025
Every Friday, 6:30 PM
For a PDF copy of the Friday evening siddur, click here

Saturday Morning Services
In person and virtual
Zoom ID# 242 651 284
Also Facebook and YouTube 
Shabbat, 10 AM
For a PDF copy of the Shabbat/Festivals siddur, ​​​​​​click here.

Daily Shohet Morning Minyan
Zoom only
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Sundays, 9:30-10:15 AM
Weekdays 8-8:45 AM
For a PDF copy of the weekday siddur, click here.

Ma'ariv Service Erev Tisha b'Av
Saturday, August 6, 7:45 PM
Ma'ariv service on Erev Tisha b'Av
See below for details.

Adult Learning Opportunities

Monday Evening Learning with David Schwartz


David's current topics include a rotation of Pirkei Avot, holidays, and prayers. Zoom ID# 924 5552 6669 or click here to join; use the usual Har Zion password.

Thursday Morning Learning with Rabbi Glick

On hold for the rest of the month of August.

Continue to follow the Israelite's journey from the Sea of Reeds to the Promised Land. Zoom ID# 990 415 095 or click here to join; use the usual Har Zion password.

Click here or on the flyer to register for the Back-to-Shul BBQ (August 26, 5:30 PM), followed by the August Musical Shabbat at 7 PM.

the deadline for  reserving tickets is this friday, august 19th!

On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 pm

Har Zion is going to Fiddler!

Fiddler on the Roof is at the Lyric Opera for two weeks this fall and we've arranged for group tickets!

Click on the flyer to purchase tickets and meet us at the Lyric!

The deadline for tickets is Friday, August 19.

Elul 5782 and the High Holy Days 5783 

The Month of Elul 5782 

The last month of the Hebrew calendar, Elul 5782 begins on Sunday, August 28, and ends on Saturday, September 24.

Temple Har Zion is celebrating the month of Elul with a wide range of programming, for everyone, all ages. The highlight is possibly our group outing to see The Fiddler on the Roof at the Lyric (above), but there is much much more.

A sampling follows:

  • A Sunday morning minyan and breakfast in the far western suburbs (bring your friends and family!),
  • A stroll though neighboring parks blowing the shofar,
  • A High Holy Day workshop for our littlest ones (ages 1-7), and another, with Rabbi Glick and Cantor Figa, for the rest of us,
  • An apple-picking outing to mark the fall opening of the HZ Early Childhood program and Koven Religious School, for students and their families, 
  • The Selichot dessert and musical service (with a 5-piece orchestra), 
  • And more!

Click here or on the flyer above for a complete list of our Elul programming, with links for more information.

High Holy Days 5783

Temple Har Zion and our inspiring Goldstein sanctuary is open for the High Holy Days 2022/5783.

✡︎ We are open for those who are near and wish to worship in person.

✡︎ We are also open for those who are far away or who are otherwise unable or hesitant to join us in person: all of our adult High Holy Days services will be livestreamed (as are all of our other Shabbat and festival services), with the exception of Tashlich, which is outdoors and in-person only. 

For the younger set, Temple Har Zion offers a range of youth services—services for families with young children, services for school aged children to grade 7, and also, back this year, babysitting. The child and youth programming will be held in person only, outdoors, in a tent.

Interfaith families are welcome!

Click here or on the flyer to go to our High Holy Days 5783 web pages.

 

 

 

Record a Rosh Hashanah Greeting for the Community

Click here or on the flyer to record your Rosh Hashanah greeting!

Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, August 21,
9 AM–2 PM

To make an appointment to give blood, please click here

A sign that the new year is upon us - time to order honey for a sweet  year and  do a mitzvah for our communities! 

Earth Day continues ...

Reuse and Recycle

More info on green programs on the Earth Day page.

Contact Amy Guralnick at amysg@hotmail.com if you have questions on the pop top or sneaker recycling. And for more information on the plastic collection, call or email Phyllis Rubin, 708.848.6168, 
phyllis.rubin@comcast.net.





Plastic Collection: Transforming Plastic Bags into a Bench & Bottle Caps and Lids into Art!

We are also continuing our collection of plastic bags (only clean, soft plastic) so we can get our free Recycled Plastic Bag Bench from Trex. And also we are also collecting bottle caps and lids to be reimagined into art. 

Pop top collections for Ronald McDonald house: 

Little things like pop tabs can make a big difference! Help support families and children through our Pop Tab program by collecting and donating the aluminum tabs you pull to open soda, soup, and other cans.

There is a collection bin on the table near entrance to the temple’s preschool.





Used Sneaker Collection: 

The temple has paired with Got Sneakers, a sneaker recycling organization. Donate any sneakers you aren’t using; Got Sneakers will either recycle them or redistribute them to secondhand markets, depending on what shape they are in. More info on the Earth Day page.

This Week at Har Zion

See our calendar for our full schedule, click here.

Upcoming events this week of August
Tue 16
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Wed 17
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Thu 18
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
1:00pm
STAR
STARS/Senior Thursday Afternoon Retirees
Fri 19
 
Camp Session III ends
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
6:30pm
 
Kabbalat Shabbat Service ID# 818 0357 8025
Kabbalat Shabbat Meeting ID# 818 0357 8025
7:28pm
Candle Lighting
Sat 20
Shabbat Mevarchim
Parshat Eikev
10:00am
 
Shabbat Morning Services ID# 242 651 284; Haftarah Reader Dale Guralnick
ID# 242 651 284
8:29pm
Havdalah
Sun 21
9:00am
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
9:30am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Shohet Morning Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Mon 22
 
Camp Session IV begins
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
8:00pm
 
Monday Evening Learning w/ D.Schwartz -ID# 9245 552 6669
The current Monday Evening Learning topics include a rotation of Pirkei Avot, Holidays, Stories, and Prayers. (The last being once a month, as part of Delve into Prayers.)

 

Tue, August 16 2022 19 Av 5782