See below for some of our highlighted upcoming events. For our full Calendar, click here.
For the full Adult Learning schedule, taking place Sunday mornings when Religious School is in session, please click here.
Watch clips from Stranger than Fiction with friends*, have a light nosh, and delve into a great conversation inspired by the movie. Led by Rabbi Rachel Heaps.
For questions and to RSVP, please contact Donna at 847.441.5760.
*We will only be viewing clips of the movie, so please watch it beforehand.
Temple Jeremiah Sisterhood Presents:
Fitting Futures Collection
April 3-10, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The first Friday of every month is an opportunity for us to celebrate Shabbat with our youngest members, your children! If you’re not familiar with Tot Shabbat, it’s an opportunity for your 1-5 year olds to be introduced to Shabbat, through songs, prayers, and stories specifically geared for them! We start at 6:00 p.m., hope to see you there!
Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Did your family love Tot Shabbat? Well, the first Friday of the month is not just for tots anymore! Join us for Kesher Shabbat, which connects elementary age children and their families to each other and Shabbat!
There will be a complimentary pizza dinner and our own Kesher Shabbat filled with Shabbat songs, prayers, games, and a snack. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Rabbi Rachel Heaps.
Join your friends at Temple Jeremiah to make lunches for our Feed the Hungry program, and continue this incredible opportunity as we meet with:
TIM HUFMAN – 40 year veteran of poverty law at the Legal Assistance Foundation
(LAF) of Chicago, and
DENNERIKA BROOKS – Senior Attorney at LAF who grew up food and housing insecure on the Southside of Chicago as we learn how to combat the root causes of poverty and hunger in Chicagoland.
Each teen is asked to bring:
- 80 slices of bread
- 80 slices of round boloney
- 20 small bags of chips
- 20 apples
- 80 cookies
9:00 a.m.: Bullying- Does Your Child Experience the Repetitive Negative Behaviors of Other Children That Continue to Impact Self Esteem and a Sense of Self-Worth? (for parents of K-6th graders)
11:15 a.m.: Risky Business for Parents of High Schoolers: Why are Drinking, Drugs and Now, Vaping, So Often Part of the High School Live Strange and What Can Parents Do To Keep Their Teens Stage?
All programs are run by trained facilitators through Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) and are open to all. Stay tuned for more Jeremiah Parent Network events!
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Toddlers, preschoolers, and their families are invited for one of our most popular children’s events! Spend the morning hearing a story, creating a craft, learning more about a Jewish holiday, playing and enjoying a delicious snack! Each month we will focus on a different Jewish theme. The event is free but please RSVP to Rabbi Heaps so we know to expect you.
Come learn about Israel with Rabbi Paul Cohen! Going deeper than the political issues of the day, Engaging Israel re-frames the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide. The Engaging Israel course elevates the North American conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis. Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into our Temple Jeremiah community.
What Jewish female historical figure has inspired you? Did she motivate you to make a big move? Was she influential in a big life decision you made? How has she inspired you?
Joining together for the Jeremiah Sisterhood Women’s Seder provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the contributions of women; their achievements across social, economic, cultural, political or even biblical situations that drive us to make change for the better. Let’s retell their stories, and also tell our own.
Leading up to the Seder, Sisterhood is once again doing a collection of professional clothing for the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. Please donate gently used clothes, shoes, purses, and scarves and bring to temple.
Temple Jeremiah’s Share Our Spare Project
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Donate online here. Please donate by April 1st so that the items can be purchased and shipped prior to packing on April 14th. Many of the Religious school classes will pack the kits on Sunday, April 14th.
For a list of items Share our Spare accepts, please click here.
Volunteers Needed to Assist Maot Chitim with Deliveries for Passover
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
We are looking for temple volunteers to support a worthy cause, Maot Chitim, whose mission is to assist needy members of the Greater Chicagoland Jewish community with Passover, High Holiday, and other food related needs. Maot Chitim provides meals to over 5,000 families and 30,000 individuals. This is how we can help as a community: The delivery of the food is April 14th and begins at approximately 11:00 a.m. Maot Chitim will notify us a few days’ prior of our exact time. We would travel from Temple Jeremiah as a group. Please click here for the Sign Up Genius for either packing and/or delivering. We would like to have as many Temple Jeremiah volunteers as possible. Please contact Jack Craven for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-917-2121.
So many of us struggle and seek comfort, strength, and healing. Some struggle with physical illness. Some struggle with mental illness. Some are in remission from addiction. Some are in need of spiritual healing. And some seek healing for friends and loved ones. Many look for a way to support others in the community who are seeking healing of body or healing of spirit.
Come join us for this Healing Service, whatever moves you to do so. Together, we will pray using reading and singing words from texts both ancient and contemporary.
20th Annual Golder Interfaith Initiative: Laugh in Peace
Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
With Rev. Susan Sparks, Gibran Saleem, and Rabbi Bob Alper
Channel your inner social media start as we practice our improve skills, karaoke talent, and dance moves before recording the next Jeremiah Blockbuster!
Jeremiah Kids Petting Zoo
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
At the Temple Jeremiah Playground
Meet new and exotic animals at our very own Jeremiah Petting Zoo! Hang out with Animal Quest and 10 fascinating animal friends. Bring your human friends and siblings too! RSVP here. For questions, contact email@example.com.
CEL’s Art Show: “Perspectives”
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
This year’s Center for Enriched Living Art Show is called “Perspectives.” It’s a collaborative featuring volunteer artists from our community including Temple Jeremiah members, staff and volunteers, our 6th grade religious school class, high school students, and friends of CEL. All who partner to create truly unique multi-media works of art for our brand-new concept… Perspectives. Each participant selects an original piece created by a CEL artist that inspires them and creates a complementary piece to be displayed together at the show. Artwork can be a drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mosaic, photograph, poem, etc. The only criteria is that it be inspired by the original piece created by a CEL member. The Perspective is yours to choose. Be a part of our third annual art show partnering with The Center for Enriched Living as an artist, viewer or purchaser. CEL is a vibrant community where people with developmental disabilities connect, participate, grow and pursue their passions.
Join Temple Jeremiah’s Consultation on Conscience
May 19-21, 2019
Learn. Act. Repair the World. Contact Rabbi Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.441.5760 ext. 116 in order to participate.