See below for some of our highlighted upcoming events. For our full calendar, click here.


Special Anniversary Blessing Shabbat
Friday, April 28, 2017, 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Reception, 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Worship

Please join your Temple Jeremiah family on Friday, April 28, 2017 when we honor our members celebrating their 10th, 20th, and 50th years at Temple Jeremiah. There will be a personal blessing by Rabbi Cohen and a special Kabbalat Shabbat Reception before the service. We look forward to celebrating with our entire community and thanking everyone for their continued membership at Temple Jeremiah.


Babies and Bagels Playgroup 
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9-10 a.m.

Temple Jeremiah hosts a monthly playgroup for babies and their parents or grandparents (older siblings welcome, too!). RSVP to Naomi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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Adult Learning: Book Discussion: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10 a.m.

Ruth Adler will lead a discussion of the unforgettable New York Times best-selling novel “Homegoing,” written by Yaa Gyasi. The novel begins with the story of two half-sisters separated by forces beyond their control; one sold into slavery the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, “Homegoing” traces the generations of family who follow as their destinies lead them through two centuries and 300 years of history. With each life indelibly drawn, the legacy of slavery is revealed in light of the present day. “Homegoing” makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation. Having just celebrated Passover this book should deeply affect all of us.


JK at Dreams Gymnastics
Sunday, April 30, 2017 , 2-3:30 p.m.
3070 N. Lake Terrace, Glenview

K-2nd graders: Spend a fun-filled afternoon bouncing down a 30-foot tumbl-trak, swinging on a rope and bar into the foam pit, floating under a parachute, and bounding through an obstacle course! After an hour of gymnastics, we will have a little snack together in the party room. This is a drop-off event. Siblings ages 4 and up are welcome to join as well. Parents are welcome to hang out together at the Starbucks in the Glen Town Canter. To RSVP, e-mail Naomi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6 p.m.

We welcome all tots and their families for this fun evening. We begin at 6 p.m. with a complimentary pizza dinner, then continue at 6:30 p.m. with songs and Shabbat worship and then at 7 p.m. we have crafts and a snack.

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Brotherhood Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 8 p.m. Erev Shabbat Worship

On Friday, May 5, 2017, Brotherhood will have its annual Brotherhood Shabbat Dinner and Service. The free dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the service, conducted by Brotherhood members, will be at 8 p.m. Those interested in attending and participating in the service should contact Brother Joel Rovner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Golder Interfaith Initiative: Race in America: Using Faith to Change the Conversation, featuring Clarence Page
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

What do our religious traditions say about the role of race in our country today? How can we, as people of faith, address the problems of racism? Clarence Page, in conversation with Temple Jeremiah’s Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, will talk about his perspective on the status of race with a focus on where we have come from, where we are now, and his thoughts for the future.

Sunday Event: "Skin Deep" Film
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10 a.m.

Join us for a special showing of “Skin Deep,” a documentary exploring personal and societal biases. A response to the reappearance of overt racist activity in the United States, “Skin Deep” challenges student and community audiences to examine their own race-related beliefs. The Anti-Defamation League will lead a discussion of the movie and anti-bias exercises.

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Backpack Blessings
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Join us as we pack food for Backpack Blessings -- a program providing students on free and reduced-priced lunch in Highland Park with non-perishable meals for over the weekend. Students at Red Oak and Sherwood Schools receive a backpack full of food on Fridays and return the empty backpacks on Mondays and they're refilled for the next week's use. If you'd like to volunteer, visit our Sign-Up Genius here


Women of Jeremiah Book Club
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m., discussing “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m., discussing “Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and a Culture In Crisis” by J.D. Vance

Join us for our next meetings to share and explore with friends old and new! For more information or to sign up, contact Vicki Siegelman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rabbi Segal’s Farewell Shabbat
Friday, May 12, 2017, 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Worship

Join us for a special Shabbat as we say goodbye to Rabbi Segal and wish her well as she moves to Colorado! We’ll have a special oneg preceding services.

Downtown Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Cohen: 

“Talmud for Today: Applying Ancient Jewish Text to the 21st Century”
12-1 p.m. at various locations downtown (RSVP for address)

Join us for these informative sessions at downtown office buildings. At each meeting Rabbi Cohen will bring in a text from the Talmud for us to study together and then apply to our time. Absolutely no experience or knowledge of Hebrew is needed. Participate as much or as little as you wish. Each meeting stands alone, so it’s no problem if you can only make one or two. Yes, you can bring a friend, whether or not they are a member of Temple Jeremiah, although please remember to include the names of all attendees in your RSVP.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please RSVP to Art Gunther at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Camp Shabbat: A Sendoff to all those Going to Camp this Summer
Friday, May 19, 2017
6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Reception, 6:30 p.m. H(OUR) Shabbat Worship, 7:30 p.m. Dinner for campers and their families

Are you going to day camp or sleepaway camp this summer? If so, join us for a special Shabbat service where anyone going to camp this summer will get a special gift and a sendoff blessing wishing them a great summer. Dinner is $10 per person, kids 3 and younger are free. RSVP for dinner to Naomi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Club 345 and Jr. JeTY Waterpark Adventure
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2nd*-8th graders: Come and splash around with friends at a water park as we celebrate the last day of religious school and the end of a great year in Club 345 and Jr. JeTY! $25 includes admission, lunch, and bus, which will depart from and return to Temple Jeremiah. RSVP to Naomi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note: If high school students want to help out at this event, please contact Naomi! *2nd graders are invited to this event too!


Annual Board Meeting and Dinner
Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:15 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting includes the election of our officers and directors as well as reports on our finances and activities. This is your chance to learn how your financial commitments are spent and the scope of our programming. Watch your e-mail for more information on our special program that night. Please RSVP to Donna at 847.441.5760 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Third Annual Community-Wide Tikun Leil Shavuot: "Standing on the Edge of Sinai: An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Prayer"
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7 p.m.
Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Ave., Glencoe

Temple Jeremiah is proud to be one of the co-sponsors of this event featuring Neshama Carlebach, with Stacey Zisook Robinson and Rabbi Michael Sommer for music, followed by a dessert reception and Shavuot study. For more information, call 847.835.4800.

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Shavuot Breakfast, Worship, and Yizkor
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9:30 a.m. Apple Pancake Breakfast
10 a.m. Shavuot Worship and Yizkor
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We will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot with a yummy apple pancake breakfast, followed by the festival worship, which includes Yizkor, the memorial service.

JeTY Interfaith Ramadan & Shabbat Celebration
Friday, June 9, 2017, 7-10 p.m.

Celebrate Shabbat and Ramadan with our Muslim youth group friends at the SABAH mosque with a delicious meal! This event is for 8th-12th graders. We will carpool to and from the SABAH mosque. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..