Temple Jeremiah

Upcoming Events

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

Join Temple Jeremiah at the March For Our Lives Rally and Pre-March Gathering
Saturday, March 24, 2018 
Meet at Temple Jeremiah at 8:15 a.m., Return at 2:30 p.m.

Jewish tradition is clear: Our faith demands of us concern for others, for we were once the “other” in the land of Egypt. Now is the time to turn our creeds into action, and to ensure that justice for our country’s most vulnerable is imminent and everlasting – that it is neither delayed nor denied. As a part of Temple Jeremiah’s commitment to Social Justice, we invite you to join us at March For Our Lives where we, along with many other Chicagoland Jews, make our values and voices heard.

There will be a bus taking everyone from Temple Jeremiah to Chicago, and back. Please arrive to temple by 8:15 a.m. to get on the bus, which will be leaving by 8:30 a.m.

Learn more about the March For Our Lives rally for gun safety in Chicago. The Pre-March Interfaith Gathering will include learning, an interfaith prayer, and unity rally. Learn more at bit.ly/ChicagoRally.

If you have any questions please contact Rabbi Heaps.

Volunteers Needed to Assist Maot Chitim
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 

We are looking for temple volunteers to support a worthy cause, Maot Chitim,whose mission since 1908 has been to assist needy members of the Greater Chicagoland Jewish community with Passover food related needs. Their mission is also to provide a Tzedakah (charity) vehicle to unite all members of the Jewish Community. Maot Chitim provides meals to over 5,000 families and 30,000 individuals. This is how we can help as a community:

On March 25th, please join us at Temple Jeremiah  at 10:00 a.m. for an opportunity to meet and connect with other Maot Chitim temple volunteers. It’s a great way to connect with others passionate about similar causes. Food will be provided. Maot Chitim will be dropping off packed food bags ready to be delivered around the North Shore area, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. 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 jack@allinexecutivecoaching.com or 708-917-2121.

JeTY (8th – 12th Graders) and their Families:
Volunteer at The ARK
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Meet at The ARK (6450 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60645)

Come spend part of your morning with doing Tikkun Olam at The ARK with your friends and family! Please register here, and for questions, contact naomi@templejeremiah.org.


Passover Matching Program (March 30th-April 6th)

Are you hosting a seder at your home this year? Looking for a seder to attend this year? We’ll match you up! Contact Dina Bauwens at Dina@templejeremiah.org and list any preferences you have (neighborhood, child-friendly, vegetarian, etc.). Seder materials can be provided and your seder experience can take place any night of Passover. This year Passover takes place Friday, March 30-Friday, April 6, 2018. Please contact Dina before March 20th.

From Desert to Dessert
April 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Dessert for Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. Worship and Yizkor
Temple Jeremiah
Bring your favorite Passover dessert (clean off the counter!) to share, or just come and enjoy, as we have dessert for breakfast. Then we will partake in the Passover festival worship service, which includes Yizkor, the memorial service.

 Kesher Shabbat: Connecting Elementary Aged Children To Each Other and Shabbat
April 6, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Temple Jeremiah
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 naomi@templejeremiah.org.

NFTY Kolbo Spring Kallah (for 8th – 12th Graders) Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
OSRUI, Oconomowoc, WI

Share your talents and cheer on your friends at the annual talent show, “unplug” from the stress of the semester and enjoy the peace and beauty of the outdoors at camp, experiment with different approaches to prayer and spirituality through teen led services, celebrate the accomplishments of our Senior class, and spend the last event of the year with your friends from NFTY Northern! For more information and to register, please visit here.

Tot Shabbat
April 6, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Temple Jeremiah

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. with a complimentary pizza dinner. We hope to see you there!

Women of Jeremiah Book Club
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:00-11:15 a.m. 
Temple Jeremiah

This month’s book club read, Heir to the Glimmering World, by Cynthia Ozick, takes us to the outskirts of the Bronx in the 1930’s, as New York fills with Europe’s ousted dreamers, turned overnight into refugees. Join us as we discuss this grand romantic novel of fame, fanaticism, and unimaginable reversals of fortune.


JeTY (8th – 12th Grade)
A Night in the City: Shabbat Dinner at Naomi’s and Improv Show at iO Theater!
Friday, April 13, 2018, 5:00 – 10:45 p.m.
Meet at Temple Jeremiah

Naomi is so excited to welcome all of you to her home for Shabbat dinner! Afterwards, you’ll get to experience the best improv show in America at iO Theater! Register by Monday, April 2nd for the $15 early bird rate! After April 2nd, cost is $20. Please register by April 6th. (Cost includes transportation, dinner, and tickets for the show.) Register here. For questions, please contact naomi@templejeremiah.org.

Club 345  (3rd – 5th Grade)
2nd Annual Chocolate Passover Seder
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Temple Jeremiah 

A delicious and super interactive way to learn about and celebrate Passover! Plus, the tasty Seder reminds us that freedom is sweet! This seder includes dinner, delicious chocolate sweets, games, and a chocolate fountain! Everything served will be gluten and nut-free. Early bird registration is $5 per child by April 3rd; afterwards cost is $10 per child. For questions and to RSVP, please contact naomi@templejeremiah.org. Subsidized by the Temple Jeremiah Youth fund.

Rabbi Rachel Heaps’ Installation
Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. Special Oneg/Reception
6:30 p.m. Shabbat Worship and Installation
7:45 p.m. Progressive Dinner

Please join us for this very special evening, followed by a progressive-style dinner. Rabbi Heaps will be installed by Rabbi Doctor Carole Balin, Professor of Jewish History at HUC-JIR.
Cost of dinner is $30 per person. RSVP to Dina at dina@templejeremiah.org by April 13th. 

Jeremiah Kids (K-2nd Grade)
Superhero Day!
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Temple Jeremiah

Join us after Sunday school for a morning of superhero fun! Come dressed as your favorite superhero, and enjoy a superhero lunch, followed by cape-making, learning how to be a superhero, and then actually saving the Earth! Register by April 15th for the $5 per child early bird special. After April 15th, cost is $7 per child. Siblings are welcome and at least one adult must attend. For questions and to RSVP, please contact naomi@templejeremiah.org.

Jr. JeTY (6th – 8th Grade)
Bubble Soccer and Lock-In Sleepover
Friday, April 27th at 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 28th at 9:00 a.m.
Temple Jeremiah

Join us for fun night with friends, bubble soccer, great snacks, movies, a special trip to the basement, and great memories! We will also have a special ceremony as we say goodbye to our 8th graders as they transition into JeTY, the high school youth group, and welcome our 5th graders into Jr. JeTY. If you are attending the 6th grade Daled graduation, you can join the sleepover after your special service. If you do not want to sleep over, just let Naomi know when you sign up.

JeTY’s 2018 Summer Break Trip to COSTA RICA: 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.

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 sarabeth@templejeremiah.org.

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