Join us on August 26th.

This is a ten-day trip with members of Lakeside Congregation and Solel.

Solel members welcome the Rohingya family Solel is sponsoring at O’Hare on May 17.

It has been a great pleasure to work with our friends at RefugeeOne.  We are continuing to tutor and mentor our sponsored family for several more months and plan to keep in contact with them beyond the minimum required time.  Thank you to all congregants who donated funds, furniture, household goods, and food to make…

The last weekend in May we volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank to drop off donated books and to sort books.  What a fun morning together!

High Holy Days will begin with Rosh HaShanna on Wednesday evening, September 20 at 8:00 PM, and continue Thursday morning, September 21 at 10:00 AM. Family Services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 PM, and a Rosh Hashanah family reception will precede the Family Services at 12:30 PM.
Kol Nidre begins on Friday evening, September 29 at 8:00 PM, and we continue the following morning at 10:00 AM for Yom Kippur worship.

Together, on April 29, 2018, we all made history! We both feel so blessed to be your presidents at this time, when we will take old traditions and new customs, and weave them together to form a new reform congregation in Highland Park. We look forward to making new friends, building a better world, and…

In September of this year, three congregants and I plan on summiting Mount Rainier to raise money for Be The Match, an international organization dedicated to saving lives through cellular therapy. In English that means bone marrow and cord blood transplantation, life-saving treatments for those with blood cancer with no more hope. I was the lucky…

On April 23, 2018, as it marked its 25th anniversary, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened a new special exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust, which examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and the persecution and murder of Jews in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The creation…

The Jewish people have a very credible claim on tending the earth. There is no doubt that we are admonished, warned and compelled to value, guard and protect. We have a holiday to celebrate trees that predates Arbor Day by thousands of years. Rabbi Lester Bronstein beautifully articulates, “Becoming responsible for the garden is our…

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