Temple Jeremiah

Upcoming Events

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

Ice Cream Month
All Fridays in August
I scream, you scream – join us each Friday in August for a special ice cream oneg following services. What can we say – we aim to please!

Jr. JeTY and JeTY Go to Six Flags!
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(For 6th – 12th Graders)
Celebrate the end of summer with your friends from Temple Jeremiah as we soar on the best roller coasters in the world! Meet promptly at 10:00 a.m. at temple. Cost is $40, which includes admission ticket, transportation, and amazing chaperones! If you have a season pass, cost is $15.
Register online here by Monday, August 21, 2017. Questions? Contact naomi@templejeremiah.org.

Jeremiah Kids (K-2nd Grade) go to the Chicago Botanic Garden
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
See over 500 butterflies in the special exhibit and then play in the Nature Play Garden. $5 per adult, free for kids. To register or if you have any questions contact naomi@templejeremiah.org.

NFTY Chicago Kickoff
For 9th-12th Graders
September 4, 2017, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
Join NFTY for the first event of the school year and meet other Jewish teens from around the Chicagoland area at the Lincoln Park Zoo! This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12. Register here by Wednesday, August 23!   

NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. NFTY focuses on tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. 

“How to Read a Book”
Tuesdays, Sept. 5, 12, and 19, 2017
Our very own Ruth Adler will be teaching a three-session class this fall at Temple Jeremiah to enlighten all those interested in learning “How to Read a Book.” Ruth taught English at Highland Park High School for 23 years and has long-term experience leading book groups and giving book reviews. She will use John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” for this class that will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5, 12, and 19, 2017. If you have any questions, you can contact Ruth at ruthadler@att.net. Please let us know if you will be attending by sending an email to phyllis@templejeremiah.org and purchase your own copy of Of Mice and Men prior to the first class on Sept. 5.

Shabbat Across Jeremiah

Friday, September 8, 2017

For the second year in a row we will gather as neighbors, friends, and temple members in small groups across the North Shore. The cornerstone of Shabbat Across Jeremiah is to introduce Temple Jeremiah congregants to each other, in the comfort of homes, over the special meal of Shabbat dinner. Whether you commemorate Shabbat every week or never have, everyone is welcome to take part in this special evening of community, either as a Guest or a Host! For FAQs, more information, and to register please click here. RSVP by August 25. Questions? Contact Dina or 847.441.5760 ext. 105.

Mussar: Building a Better Me In Order to Build a Better World
Tuesdays, starting on September 12, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Temple Jeremiah is happy and grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to the Mussar tradition and hopes you will find great value in this program. You’ll encounter Jewish teachings on the soul and its journey that are meant to have practical – and, ultimately, transformative – impact in your own life, as they have for many generations. Our sincere hope is that studying Mussar will spur you to go further on a spiritual path. Rabbi Cohen first introduced the study of Mussar to Temple Jeremiah congregants in 2012. A number of classes have been offered since then with more than 100 people participating. It has proved to be very significant and meaningful. We hope you will join us for this upcoming series. Please contact Phyllis to register or for more information at 847.441.5760 ext.110 or phyllis@templejeremiah.org.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30 p.m. Dinner; 7:15 p.m. Program & Dessert; 9:00 p.m. Havdalah & Selichot Worship

Where am I and how did I get here? Our program for Selichot will focus on the question as it impacts our own experience with prayer. Too often, we are just going through the motions because this is what we have been taught. Jewish prayer, however, is not supposed to be something that is fixed, Keva, but rather something that has a more spontaneous and personal feel, Kavanah. By definition we are constantly growing and evolving beings. Our prayer must reflect this reality. Together we will experiment with translating prayer into poetry to respond to the question of this season: “Where am I and how did I get here?”
We will begin with dinner at 6:30 p.m. ($25 a person) followed by our program. Before our Service of Selichot at 9:00 p.m. we will share dessert. Please join us for all or part of this dynamic preparation for the High Holy Days. RSVP to Donna or at 847.441.5760.

We are going to Costa Rica! JeTY’s 2018 Summer Break Trip: June 10-17, 2018
Interest Meetings: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. & Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
at 6:00 p.m., both in the Youth Lounge

Spend 8 days and 7 nights in beautiful Costa Rica with teens from Temple Jeremiah! Live and volunteer in the rural village and work side-by-side with local Costa Ricans on meaningful community service projects. Spend the afternoons and evenings relaxing with friends, hiking, swimming, playing games in the town plaza, and attending local fiestas.

You are invited to choose from two interest meetings to find out more information: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. or Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.. Please fill out this form if you are interested in the trip, want more information, and would like to be notified as soon as registration is officially open.

All Jeremiah 8th-11th graders are eligible to come on the trip. This trip is also open to non-members if they are friends of a Temple Jeremiah teen. A subsidy toward the cost of the trip for Temple Jeremiah members is generously provided by the InterAct Fund for Youth Programming. For questions contact Naomi@templejeremiah.org.

We are Going to Israel! Temple Jeremiah Intergenerational Trip to Israel: June 5-15, 2018
This trip is designed for people traveling as individuals, couples, or families, whether or not you have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah student. The trip is currently full with a waitlist. If you have any questions contact Sarabeth Salzman at 847.441.5760 ext. 108 or sarabeth@templejeremiah.org.


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