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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. 


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

Regular 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.

this thursday at 7:30 our chicago scholars series continues

to register to attend click on the flyer (or here)

                                                     ...  still looking for blood donors

to schedule your appointment for a blood drive with the Red Cross,
please click here

we begin observing  Shavuot on  Saturday, June 4,
Erev Shavout,
click here to see about learning into the night
(with our friends across the street at OPT)!


if  you have children 7 years old or younger
please  join us  to learn AND     celebrate
(and eat a kid-friendly lunch)
on Sunday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m.

click here to register

family fun with kef mishpachti's 
festivities for the very young!


Join us via Zoom on Sunday, June 12, 11 AM–12:30 PM as Dr. Stevan Weine helps us understand the psychological issues of refugees

to register click here or on the flyer above

A Plethora of Adult Education Riches!

Get your thinking caps on during May and June; we have many fascinating programs on tap during the next two months, new and continuing!

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Recurring Programming

Har Zion's Jewish Journey program can enhance and expand your knowledge and appreciation of Jewish topics.  


There are three major facets of Jewish Journeys/Adult Education at Temple Har Zion for 5782. All are introduced on the page labeled Adult Jewish Education—JEWISH JOURNEYS for  5782; click here

Want to learn more about a specific program? Go to the Jewish Journeys page or click on the titles below (these links take you directly to the appropriate sections of the Jewish Journeys page):

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.


Chicago Scholars Series

Five accomplished local scholars speaking on illuminating topics on which they are expert. Five consecutive Thursdays, 7:30-9  PM, on Zoom. 


The Entire Chicago Scholars Series:

  • May 12, 7:30 PM: "Forms of Zionism and their Relevance Today," Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn 
  • May 19, 7:30 PM: "History of the Jews of Suriname," Dr. Eli Rosenblatt
  • May 26, 7:30 PM: "What Jews Should Know About Christianity," Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld
  • June 2, 7:30 PM: "History of the Talmud," Dr. Barry S. Wimpfheimer
  • June 9, , 7:30 PM: "Jewish Medical Ethics,"  Prof. Ranana Dine

For more information or to register, click here. Zoom only.


Please register! Click here.

Earth Day continues ...

Reuse and Recycle

More info on green programs on the Earth Day page.

Contact Amy Guralnick at 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,

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 May
Wed 25
39th Day Omer
Koven Religious School Meets
9:30 AM-12 Noon Sundays; 4:30-6:30 PM Wednesday
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Thu 26
40th Day Omer
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Sea to Sinai
Virtual only; Zoom ID# 990 415 095 with the usual Har Zion Zoom password. What happened on the journey from the Sea of Reeds to Sinai? The Israelites had many experiences—manna, searching for water, battling Amalek. It was their road from liberation to revelation. Join Rabbi Glick as we read and discuss the sea to Sinai in the Torah with commentaries and midrash, and its relevance for modern times.
STARS/Senior Thursday Afternoon Retirees
Chicago Scholars Series
Fri 27
41st Day Omer
ECC Last Day
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Kabbalat Shabbat Service ID# 818 0357 8025
Kabbalat Shabbat Meeting ID# 818 0357 8025
Candle Lighting
Sat 28
Shabbat Mevarchim
42nd Day Omer
Parshat Bechukotai
Shabbat Morning Services ID# 242 651 284; Haftarah Reader Alan Peres
ID# 242 651 284
Sun 29
Yom Yerushalayim
43rd Day Omer
Red Cross Blood Drive
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Shohet Morning Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Family Fun Film Night
This Family Fun / Kef Mishpachti evening we will be viewing "Sing2."
Mon 30
44th Day Omer
ECC Closed
Memorial Day
Temple Office Closed
Shohet Morning Minyan
Jewniversity 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 31
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
45th Day Omer
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500


Wed, May 25 2022 24 Iyyar 5782