Temple Jeremiah

Life Cycle

Have your next event at Temple Jeremiah!

Whether you are celebrating a life-cycle event or a casual get-together, Temple Jeremiah offers the perfect setting for your special occasion. Contact the temple office for more information at 847.441.5760.

Good and WelfareBar/Bat Mitzvah | Bris and Baby Namings

Weddings and Anniversaries | Funerals and Yahrzeits

Good and Welfare

Good and Welfare information is shared with all members of Temple Jeremiah to keep us connected, to help us celebrate each other’s simchas (good news) and support each other in times of need.

We inform our congregants about recent deaths and include funeral and shiva information. We also share information about those in need of support as they recover from illness.

Our “Good News” includes births, engagements, weddings, names of our recent B’nai Mitzvah candidates, and also welcomes our newest members. It is part of our Thursday E-News.

When you or a family member is in the hospital or experiencing some other difficulty, please let the temple know by contacting Phyllis. Too often we find out about illnesses, crises and hospitalizations after they occur. This is a missed opportunity for the calls and visits we would like to provide. Please let us know if there is a concern in your family or another congregant’s family (with their permission). We need your help in order to offer ours.

To contact us and let us know about one of these events, please call the temple office at 847.441.5760 or e-mail Phyllis at phyllis@templejeremiah.org.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

barmitzvahBar/Bat Mitzvah at Temple Jeremiah is an option and a privilege offered to students who attend both Religious and Hebrew schools.

Our students must complete a minimum of three and one-half years of study in the Hebrew department prior to the beginning of the school year in which their Bar/Bat Mitzvah will occur.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah is distinct from Confirmation and is not a substitute for it. Every student who is honored with the ritual of Bar/Bat Mitzvah is expected to continue with religious studies through Confirmation. Our Confirmation and pre-Confirmation programs are filled with challenging experiences, adult level discussions and memorable moments for our high school students.

Temple Jeremiah offers beautiful facilities for Bar and Bat Mitzvah. E-mail Jola at jola@templejeremiah.org or call 847.441.5760 or visit our Facility Rental page for more information.

To learn more about our B’nai Mitzvah at Temple Jeremiah, download our B’nai Mitzvah Handbook or contact Cindy Lieb, our B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, at cindy@templejeremiah.org.

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Bris and Baby Namings

Mazel tov on the birth of your new baby! Please be sure to let us know of the birth of your child or grandchild, and we will send you a package from our Caring Community, complete with congratulatory notes, information, and a Temple Jeremiah bib.

We hope you will celebrate the birth of the new baby with your Temple Jeremiah community with a bris for a boy or a baby naming for a girl. Temple Jeremiah is happy to host namings for our congregants and their families at our Shabbat worship service. In addition, many families contribute to the Oneg Shabbat immediately following the service. For more information on having a bris or baby naming at Temple Jeremiah, please contact Phyllis Burg at 847.441.5760 ext. 110 or at phyllis@templejeremiah.org.

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Weddings and Anniversaries

meisweddingMazel tov on your wedding or on the wedding of your relatives. If you’re interested in being married by one of our clergy, please contact Phyllis at 847.441.5760 or phyllis@templejeremiah.org.

Temple Jeremiah offers beautiful facilities for weddings, showers and receptions. E-mail the temple office at jola@templejeremiah.org or call 847.441.5760 or visit our Facility Rental page for more information.

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Funerals and Yahrzeits

We are here for you in times of illness, death, and mourning. We are available for hospital visits, funerals, memorial services, and shivas. Our Caring Community can provide you with meals if you need a hand. To learn more about our Caring Community and what we do, please visit our Caring Community page. Please contact Rabbi Heaps at 847.441.5760 or rabbiheaps@templejeremiah.org to reach out to us.

The Caring Community of Temple Jeremiah published a guide to the Jewish customs and rituals of death and mourning. The booklet of resources is entitled, ” D’vrei Nechama–Words of Comfort: A Guide to the Customs and Rituals of Death & Mourning.” This booklet of resources includes helpful information on Jewish customs, practices & rituals surrounding death, burial, and mourning, as well as pertinent information about area and temple resources.

Click here to view and download a PDF copy of the updated edition of D’vrei Nechama.

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