See below for some of our highlighted upcoming events. For our full Calendar, click here.
Temple Jeremiah Youth Group Competition!
January 21 – March 4, 2018
Calling ALL Youth Group members! That means Jeremiah Kids (K-2nd graders), Club 345 (3rd-5th graders), Jr. JeTY (6th-8th graders) and JeTY (9th-12th graders). You have all been challenged to compete in the ultimate canned food drive. The winning youth group will get to throw wet sponges at Naomi’s face at the Purim Carnival (yes, each member of the youth group!). And look for specific challenges in the E-news each week before Sunday school to win extra points!
Bring in your donations and drop them off in your designated youth group bin at temple (in the foyer). All donations will go to The ARK Food Pantry and the EZRA Food Pantry.
Women’s Night Out at Rock Star Nails
Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:00-9:00 p.m.; Join between 6:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP Required – Limited Spots Available!
Join the Women of Jeremiah for manis and pedis at Rock Star Nails in Glenview (2311 Willow Road, near Target) on Thursday evening, January 25th for a relaxing night out. Come to the salon between 6:00 and 7:00pm to enjoy a service of your choice. Price will depend on the service(s) you select. You will be able to pay the nail salon directly with credit card or cash. We reserved a private room and will be providing snacks and (nonalcoholic) drinks. Feel free to bring additional snacks and drinks (of any kind) to share as well.
Please register here. Questions? Contact Sarabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-441-5760 ext.108. You can see a menu of services on their website under “Services” at www.glenviewrockstarnails.com.
Shabbat Shira and Musical Instrument Drive
Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Worship
Join us for a musical Shabbat experience! The evening will feature Cantorial Soloist Adam Kahan and the Kavanah Band. Shabbat Shira means “Sabbath of Song,” and commemorates Moses leading the Israelites of Egypt and across the sea to freedom. Once they were safely across, Moses raised his voice in song to give thanks to God.
We are also collecting used musical instruments, so please bring in any you may have that are no longer in use and we will donate them to a new home!
We hope you’ll come for this special, musical evening!
Family Night at Orbit Skate Center
Saturday, January, 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Orbit Skate Center (615 S. Consumers Ave., Palatine, 60074)
Open to members of all ages! Join us for a night of skating–we have reserved the ENTIRE rink for Temple Jeremiah! $12 per person, includes admission, skate rental, and skate trainers. Register here. Questions? Contact Naomi at email@example.com.
Tu B’Shvat Seder
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for traditional, delicious foods, meaningful readings, and an enriching study that makes up the Tu B’Shvat Seder! RSVP to Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 847-441-5760.
Kesher Shabbat: Connecting Elementary Aged Children To Each Other and Shabbat
February 2, 2018, 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 with our friends at Tot Shabbat at 6:00 p.m., then from 6:30-7:30 p.m. we will have our own Kesher Shabbat filled with Shabbat songs, prayers, games, and a snack. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Naomi at email@example.com.
Women of Jeremiah Challah Baking
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join your fellow Temple Jeremiah women for a night of challah baking and friends (new and old!) for the Women of Jeremiah Shabbat Service (Friday, February 9th)! For more information, please contact Melissa Celnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.296.6461, or Rabbi Rachel at email@example.com or 847.441.5760 ext. 109.
Women of Jeremiah Book Club
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Join the Women of Jeremiah for this month’s book club read, Disobedience by Naomi Alderman. Synopsis: Two women have chosen very different paths growing up in the Orthodox Jewish community. What does it mean to deviate from the norm in the struggle for individualism?
Sunday, February 10, 2018, 5:45-8:30 p.m.
Join Club 345 for a night of explosions, slime, our very own escape room, gemilut chasidim (giving back to the community), and a delicious dinner! Register by January 28th for the early bird rate of $20! After January 28th, cost is $25. RSVP here, and for questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up soon, space is limited!
JUF Brunch and Speaker, featuring Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP was born, raised, and educated in Germany. Dr. Wollschlaeger is the son of a highly-decorated WWII tank commander and Nazi officer. He shares his story about the journey from his Nazi father’s house of hatred to the ranks of the Jewish people.
Jr. JeTY and JeTY: Northwestern vs. Michigan State Basketball Game (6th-12th graders)
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Drop-off and pick-up at Temple Jeremiah
Watch one of the most important BIG10 college basketball games of the year live! Plus, we will have an exclusive opportunity to high-five the basketball players as they come on to the court for their warm-up, our names on the jumbo screen, and a free Northwestern basketball hat! Register by January 28th for the early bird rate! Cost is $35 after January 28th. Includes ticket, bus, and swag! Limited number of tickets available, so sign up soon! RSVP to email@example.com.
JeTY: Volunteer at JUF’s Uptown Café (9th-12th graders)
Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Meet at Temple Jeremiah, then travel to Uptown Cafe
The JUF Uptown Café program brings dignity and hope to people in need. Be part of something incredible as we serve brunch to those who could use it most. Sign up soon, space is limited! For questions and to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jr. JeTY: NFTY Chicago 678 Kallah (6th-8th graders)
February 23-25, 2018
OSRUI (Oconomowoc, WI)
NFTY678 JYG Kallah is a three-day, two-night event that gives 6th-8th graders the chance to explore NFTY and meet other middle schoolers from across Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Manitoba! We will celebrate Shabbat together, participate in color wars and social action projects, and have a ton of fun at an indoor water park. All of Jr. JeTY is invited to this event, Naomi will be there too! To register, please visit NFTY’s page here.
613 Arabian Nights Adult Purim Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of scents, spices, and surprises! RSVP to Donna at 847.441.5760 or at email@example.com by February 15th.
New Member Brunch
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:15 a.m. at Temple Jeremiah
Attention all new(ish) members! Join us for this delicious morning meal prepared by “Chef” Rabbi Paul Cohen, and “Sous Chef,” Temple Jeremiah Board President, Barbara Miller! We’ll enjoy, omelettes, waffles, and more! Plus, meet and connect with new members.
Please RSVP to Dina Bauwens at 847.441.5760 ext. 105 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2018.
Purim Carnival for Families with Special Needs
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
The Temple Jeremiah Purim Carnival will open early for those with special needs so that they may enjoy the festivities in a quieter, more relaxed environment. This event is for all ages and open to the public at no cost. Costumes are greatly encouraged!
Please join us afterwards, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. for our Purim Schpiel: A hilarious rendition of the Purim story based upon the beloved movie, “Alladin.”
Please RSVP to Caren Brown at email@example.com. Once you RSVP, we will send you a “social narrative.”
Temple Jeremiah Youth Presents: The Purim Carnival!
Sunday, March 4, 2018
10:00-10:45 a.m. Carnival for those with Special Needs
11:00 a.m. Purim Schpiel
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Purim Carnival!
Join us Sunday, March 4th, for a morning full of fun, games, face painting, bounce house, prizes, raffle, and more! For more information, please visit our Purim page.
Singing out Sacred Roots: The American Journey of our Reform Musical Inheritance
Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:00 p.m.
The evening will be filled with amazing music featuring our very own Adam Kahan, the Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers under the direction of Cantor Pavel Roytman, our magnificent Musical Director and Organist, David Lornson, as well as a range of other wonderful musical guests. There will be a slate of music that brings us from our roots in the late-19th Century up to today. Join us for this wonderful event!
We are going to Costa Rica! JeTY’s 2018 Summer Break Trip: June 14-21, 2018
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, zip lining, playing games in the town plaza, and attending local fiestas.
Applications are now open until February 1st! Please apply here. 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 wait list. If you have any questions contact Sarabeth Salzman at 847.441.5760 ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.