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Shabbat, learning, and dinner  -honoring refugee families​​​​​​​ (and those who work to shelter them)

click here or on the flyer to register

Also at Har Zion this Weekend, on Sunday, February 5:

10:30 AM In person and Zoom

Last year’s Chicago Scholar contributor Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld, whose research interests include medieval Bible commentaries and Jewish-Christian relations, comes back by popular demand with more on what we as Jews need to know about Christianity.

 The Jewish “Earth Day,” which begins this year in the evening of Sunday, February 5, is traditionally celebrated with a Seder.

This year, have a Tu B’Shevat Seder in your home—we’ll help!

Details to come!

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: 

 

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Shabbat Services


Friday Kabbalat Service

 

Shabbat Evening, Friday, 6:30 PM

Live, in person, or
Zoom ID# 818 0357 8025
(requires the Har Zion password )

Also live and saved on: 

Facebook        YouTube

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service this week, celebrating meeting the Musical Shabbat $10,ooo challenge! Join us!


Saturday Morning

 

Shabbat morning, Saturday, 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, a special Shabbat service with the Har Zion Davening team. 

February Musical Shabbatot:

Weekdays and Sundays


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 )


For Children and Youth

Tot Shabbat and Junior Congregation are offered once a month, on the same Shabbat morning, both at 11 AM. 


Tot Shabbat: 
Saturday, February 11, 11 AM

For preschoolers and young school-aged children, accompanied by an adult; in person only.

An introduction to Shabbat services with books, stories, and singing.


Junior Congregation: Saturday, February 11, 11 AM

For older school-aged children; in person only.

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.

See Services for more information and links to online copies of the siddur.

Adult Programs and Learning!


 

Monday Evening Learning with David Schwartz 

Mondays at 8 PM, Zoom only. Topics are a rotation of Pirkei Avot, holidays, and prayers. Zoom ID# 9245 552 6669 with the Har Zion password.

 


 

An ongoing class for registered students...  
 

Next: Sunday, February 5, 1 PM
Shalom Hartman Institute's Together & Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

 



Thursday Learning with Rabbi Glick
         
 

Torah Treasures: Bringing the Wisdom of the Weekly Torah Portion Into Our Daily Lives

Join us as we continue with our in depth study of sections of the weekly parashah, examining and discussing the parashah, looking both at the big overarching themes and the details of language and structure, and then bringing in the thoughts of the rabbis and commentators through the ages. 

Thursdays at 10 AM, IN PERSON
Zoom ID# 990 415 095 + HZ password.



From the Community...

STAR: Seniors & Retirees Gathering to Learn & Connect

Thursdays at 1 PM - Zoom only
Every Thursday except national and Jewish holidays, Contact the office for Zoom information.

Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 PM

Community of Congregations
Annual Neighborhood Gathering

click here or on the flyer to rsvp

Sunday, February 19Red Cross Blood Drive

please contact the red cross to schedule your  donation!


West Suburban Chevra Kadisha

Rabbi Glick and Yakira Levi would like to invite our members to join the

West Suburban Chevra Kadisha (WSCK)

to participate in the powerful mitzvah of Taharah.

 

Please click here for more information. Fill out the form to join the WSCK team, or request a Taharah for yourself or a family member. Thank you.

Every day should be Earth Day

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 January
Tue 31
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Wed 1
Koven Religious School Meets
9:30 AM-12 Noon Sundays; 4:30-6:30 PM Wednesday
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
7:30pm
Executive Board Meeting
Thu 2
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
10:00am
 
Torah Treasures, Rabbi Glick
In person and on Zoom ID# 990 415 095 with the Har Zion Zoom password. Join us as we delve into the weekly portion as Jews have done for thousands of years looking for inspiration and insight for our lives today. We will be looking at the text of the Torah itself with commentaries. All are welcome.
1:00pm
STAR
STARS/Senior Thursday Afternoon Retirees
Fri 3
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
4:51pm
Candle Lighting
6:30pm
 
Refugee Shabbat and Dinner
Sat 4
Parshat Beshalach
10:00am
 
Shabbat Morning Services ID# 242 651 284 Reader: Rabbi Yosef Levanon
ID# 242 651 284
5:55pm
Havdalah
Sun 5
Koven Religious School Meets
9:30 AM-12 Noon Sundays; 4:30-6:30 PM Wednesday
 
Pick up Tu B'Shevat Seder Treats
The Jewish “Earth Day” is celebrated with a Seder. This is your year to have a Tu B’Shevat Seder in your home, and we’ll help! Details to come!
9:00am
Guided Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Glick
9:30am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Shohet Morning Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
10:30am
What Jews Should Know about Christianity
Last year’s Chicago Scholar Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld comes back by popular demand with more on what we as Jews need to know about Christianity.
1:00pm
Taharah Team Training
Training with OPT's Cantor Juile Yugend Green. Please contact Yakira Levi or the HZ office for more information about the West Suburban Chevra Kadisha. Participate in the mitzvah of Taharah!
1:00pm
 
Together & Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood
Explore the complex features of your Jewish identity, Jewish peoplehood, and the contemporary challenges to the Jewish people in an era in which we have moved from having no home to having two different, vibrant, homes in Israel and in North America.
Mon 6
Tu B'Shvat
8:00am
 
Shohet Minyan Zoom ID# 799 405 500
Zoom ID# 799 405 500
10:30am
 
ECE Preschool Tu B'Shevat Seder
Families Invited!
8:00pm
 
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, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783