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At the end of the High Holy Day Season  comes ...

Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, & Simchat Torah

Click here or on the image above to see what is ahead for the season!


Musical Shabbat


Salmon in the Sukkah!(SOLD OUT)


The Festival of Sukkot begins Friday, September 29,
with our beautiful Musical Shabbat

 on the Solomon Terrace (weather permitting).

Please join us!


Registration for Salmon in the Sukkah is CLOSED



-- An address by --

Knesset Member Alon Schuster

A special treat at Har Zion on Wednesday, October 11

New Budapest Orpheum Society in Concert

October 11, 7:30pm

Come hear Cantor Figa and the New Budapest Orpheum Society will perform songs from their upcoming fourth CD in this free concert! Click here or on the flyer for more!

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: 






Shabbat Services

Friday Kabbalat Service

Shabbat Evening, Friday, 6:30 PM
Live, in person, this week lead by Sara Stern, or Zoom ID# 818 0357 8025
(requires the Har Zion password )

Saturday Morning

Shabbat morning, 10 AM
Live, in person, or Zoom ID# 242 651 284 (requires the Har Zion password )

Also live and saved on: 

Facebook        YouTube 

Once or twice a month, on a Friday evening or Saturday morning, the Temple Har Zion Davening team presents a special service that is elevated with their music. The Friday Musical Shabbat services are family- and children-friendly (including a play area for our youngest in in sanctuary), and are usually preceded by a Intergeneration Meal.

The next Musical Shabbat is September 29, Erev Sukkot. This Musical Shabbat service is followed by Salmon in the Sukkot!

All adult Shabbat and holiday services are in person  and are also livestreamed and saved on: 

Facebook        YouTube

Weekdays and Sundays, and Especially for Children

Shohet Daily Morning Minyan

Monday–Friday, 8-9 AM
Sundays, 9:30-10:15 AM

Live, in person, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Zoom only Tuesday & Friday.
Zoom ID# 799 405 500 all days
(requires the Har Zion password )


Tot Shabbat and Junior Congregation

Tot Shabbat
One Saturday a month; 11 AM
Tot Shabbat: An introduction to Shabbat services with books, stories, and singing for preschoolers and young school-aged children, accompanied by an adult; in person only. 

Tot Shabbat

One Saturday a month; 10:30 AM
Junior Congregation: For older school-aged children; in person only. Resumes on October 21.

Led by our temple youth, using an children's siddur, Junior Congregation encourages participation from all the children in attendance. Adults are welcome to join, but are not required.

Adult Programs and Learning

Monday Evening Learning with David Schwartz 
Mondays at 8 PM, Zoom only.  Zoom ID# 9245 552 6669 with Har Zion password.

Previous sessions of most Har Zion Adult Education programs are available on Har Zion YouTube


STAR: Seniors & Retirees Gathering to Learn & Connect
Thursdays at 1 PM

Contact the office for Zoom information.


The Interactive Jewish Book of Why

Select Saturdays, In person and Zoom (Zoom ID to come)

Deepen your skills and knowledge of the Jewish holidays with “The Interactive Jewish Book of Why” series!  Once a month we’ll meet to not only learn the “what” of each Jewish holiday, but also the “how” and the “why”.  Get your questions answered, learn new traditions, and leave with more than you arrived with! The next class is Sunday, October 15, when we will discuss Shabbbat.

Click here or on the flyer for much more information on this class.

The purpose of this newly initiated program is to build community by fostering relationships between younger and older members of the Har Zion community. This intergenerational program works to address the very real need of families whose relatives don’t live in the Chicago area as well as to build diverse social engagement.

Please click here or on the flyer to note your interest!

Welcoming a Refugee Family to Chicago

Har Zion, with the leadership of member John Dempsey, is gathering a team together to co-sponsor a refugee family in partnership with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship (HIAS), to help refugees make a safe and successful transition to their new home in Chicago. HIAS will provide substantial assistance to the family, including finding an apartment, providing large furniture items, and help in finding employment.

Temple co-sponsors will welcome the family to Chicago, providing their first meal and stocking their pantry, and then help with ongoing support in learning English, navigating the Chicago area, and learning the tools they will need to succeed here. They will also help raise funds for the HIAS Welcome Campaign,

Click here for more information and to sign up!

John Dempsey at 312.925.8127 or

Rabbi Glick and Yakira Levi invite our members to join the West Suburban Chevra Kadisha (WSCK) to participate in the powerful mitzvah of Taharah.
Click here for more information. Fill out the form to join the WSCK team, request a Taharah for yourself or a family member.

Over the centuries, a beautiful and powerful ritual called Taharah - washing, purifying and dressing the deceased for burial has arisen by which we sanctify the transition from life to death. Taharah is the work of the Chevra Kadisha. Oak Park Temple and Temple Har Zion have joined to form the WSCK. The first of its kind in the western suburbs, to make Taharah possible for our community.

When requested by a family member, a team of our volunteers will come to the funeral home to wash, purify and dress the deceased for burial.

Every day should be Earth Day (As Saturday, April 22 , actually is this year!)

More info on green programs on and on Earth Day programs on the Har Zion Earth Day page.


Find An Earth Day Event to Participate In

Click here for a Google search that lists Earth Day activities in the Chicago area. Click on search more events in the box at the top for a very nice listing.

Plastic Collection: Transforming Plastic Bags into a Bench 

We are also continuing our collection of plastic bags (only clean, soft plastic) so we can get another free Recycled Plastic Bag Bench from Trex.


And Bread Tag Collection!

We are collecting bread tags (those little hard plastic things that are used to close the plastic bags on most commercial bread products). The proceeds of recycling these are then used to purchase wheelchairs and prosthetics for kids in need! (Yes, this really works.) See the Earth Day Page for more about this program.)


This Week at Har Zion

See our calendar for our full schedule, click here.

Upcoming events this week of October
Sun 1
No KRS today
Festival Morning Services ID# 242 651 284
Sukkot Services
Erev Sukkot: Friday, September 29, 2023, 6 PM Sukkot Day 1 Musical Shabbat: Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10 AM Sukkot Day 2: Sunday, October 1, 10 AM
Sukkah Workshop for Children 0-7 and their Special Adults
Bring your children aged up to 7 to our Leib Family Sukkah for a Sukkot workshop lead by Ms. Claudine.
Mon 2
Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Monday Evening Learning with Temple Har Zion Director of Education David Schwartz
The current Monday Evening Learning topics include a rotation of Pirkei Avot, holidays, stories, and prayers. Everyone is welcome!
Tue 3
Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Wed 4
Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Family Fun/Kef Mishpachti Hot Dogs in the Hut
Enjoy a a kid-friendly meal in the sukkah; for kids of all ages!
Thu 5
Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
STARS/Senior Thursday Afternoon Retirees
Fri 6
Hoshana Rabah
Candle Lighting
Kabbalat Shabbat In-Person & Zoom #818 0357 8025
Kabbalat Shabbat Meeting ID# 818 0357 8025
Shemini Atzeret
Erev Shemini Atzeret: Friday, October 6, 2023, 6:30 PM Shemini Atzeret: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10 AM
Sat 7
Shmini Atzeret
Shabbat Morning Services ID# 242 651 284
ID# 242 651 284
Shemini Atzeret
Erev Shemini Atzeret: Friday, October 6, 2023, 6:30 PM Shemini Atzeret: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10 AM
Rabbi Yosef Levanon discusses the Book of Job
After kiddush, about 1:15pm, in the Chapel.
Simchat Torah
On October 7th, an evening of community and celebration for all ages! Meal at 6 PM, service at 6:30 PM, music and celebration at 6:45 PM, followed by a morning service on October 8th, 10 AM.
Simchat Torah
On October 7th, an evening of community and celebration for all ages! Meal at 6 PM, service at 6:30 PM, music and celebration at 6:45 PM, followed by a morning service on October 8th, 10 AM.
Candle Lighting


Sun, October 1 2023 16 Tishrei 5784