Temple Jeremiah

Upcoming Events

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, please click here

Wish Tags Chanukah Mitzvah Project

Through November 18, 2018

Each year, Jewish Child and Family Services provides us with a list of “wishes” from their clients — needy children and adults in the Chicago area. Temple Jeremiah’s Sisterhood displays these holiday wishes in the temple lobby for you to choose from. Please take a tag, purchase the item indicated, attach the tag, and return the gift unwrapped to the temple no later than Nov. 18. For more information contact Melissa Celnik at mrscelnik@yahoo.com.

Whittier Winter Outerwear Collection 
November 4-11, 2018
Temple Jeremiah’s Social Justice committee is collecting gently-used winter coats, hats, gloves, boots, and snow pants to donate to Whittier Elementary School in Waukegan. Your donations allow the school to have a storeroom of winter items that can be provided to children in need of warm winter outerwear. In addition, this year Whittier staff is asking for donations of athletic shoes: children’s sizes 1-6 1/2, women’s size 6, and men’s size 6 1/2. Contact Lisa Eatman at 847-420-0295 or lkeatman@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

Club 345 Ultimate Ninjas
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Ultimate Ninjas Chicago, 2915 W. Montrose Ave., ChicagoWe’ll have a dinner party and ninja skills obstacle course with our Jeremiah friends!RSVP Online by Nov. 14th at https://tinyurl.com/345ninjas. Cost is $15 and scholarships are available. Contact Shmaria at shmaria@templejeremiah.org with any questions.


Jeremiah Kids Presents: The Science Behind Pixar

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:45-4:00 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

Kindergartners-2nd Graders and their families are invited for an afternoon of fun and exploring. We will meet in the museum lobby at 1:45 p.m., the Pixar Exhibit opens at 2:00 p.m. Ticket price is $18 per child and $27 per adult and grants use access to most of the exhibits including the Science Storms, Numbers in Nature, Mirror Maze, Extreme Ice, and, of course, the Pixar exhibit! Scholarships are available. RSVP online  at https://tinyurl.com/JKPixar. Contact Shmaria at shmaria@templejeremiah.org with any questions.


Multifaith Alliance Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Saints Faith Hope and Charity Church, 180 Ridge Avenue, Winnetka

With Guest Speaker Reverend Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr., President of the Chicago Theological Seminary

Brotherhood Northwestern Basketball Game

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet for ‘dogs at Mustard’s Last Stand before the game. Game begins at 8:15 p.m. at the New Welsh-Ryan Arena. RSVP by Nov. 21st to Dan Bellows at dbellows60025@yahoo.com.


Feed the Hungry 

Sunday, December 2, 2018
10:30 a.m. or Drop off at Temple Jeremiah before 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer with Feed the Hungry, which packs hundreds of lunches to donate to those in need. It is a memorable experience for everyone involved! Gather with friends and family to make the lunches, the more the better!

Each lunch should have: Two meat sandwiches (two slices per sandwich of round, vacuum packed bologna or turkey bologna preferred); a small bag of chips; fruit (such as an apple); two cookies. Sign up here! For more information please contact Mindy Kurtz at cupermom@aol.com or visit the Feed the Hungry page.

Downtown Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Downtown Chicago

The 2018-2019 Downtown Lunch & Learn season with Rabbi Cohen has begun with the broad theme of “Mindfulness in the Age of Chaos.” Lunch & Learns usually meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Contact Art Gunther for more information and to RSVP at 312.629.4904 or agunther@gunthergroup.com.

Tot Shabbat

December 7, 2018, 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!

Kesher Shabbat: Connecting Elementary Aged Children To Each Other and Shabbat
December 7, 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 and our own Kesher Shabbat filled with Shabbat songs, prayers, games, and a snack. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Dina at dina@templejeremiah.org.

Jeremiah Buddies

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 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 Shmaria so we know to expect you.

Don’t miss all the Jeremiah Buddies dates:

January 13th, February 3rd, March 3rd, and April 7th!

Backpack Blessings

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Imagine if you didn’t know where your child’s next meal was coming from. This is an all-too-real experience for many parents in our own community. To directly address childhood hunger in our own backyard, Temple Jeremiah initiated Backpack Blessings in 2012. Learn more about Backpack Blessings. There are various volunteer shifts available. Learn more and sign up to volunteer here

Chanukah Celebration for Families and Friends with Special Needs

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Our afternoon will include Chanukah treats, candle lighting, singing, and a special gift. Please bring cans of soup to donate to those in need! The event is free and open to the community but please RSVP to Caren Brown at ceb994@gmail.com

Brotherhood Presents: Family Bingo!

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Free Admission, Dinner, Prizes, and FUN! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th to Joel Rovner at jrovner@comcast.net or 847.331.9837. 


Cantor Friedman’s Installation

Friday, December 14, 2018, During Shabbat

With a pre-Oneg and post-Reception. Cantor Friedman will be installed by Cantor Rayna Green.

A Cantor’s World: A Concert Sampling of Music Sung by the 21st Century Cantor

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

In celebration of Cantor Friedman’s Installation, she will perform with special guests Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, Cantor David Goldstein, Cantor Rayna Green, Cantor Amy Zussman, Cantor Pavel Roytman, along with Kol Zimrah Community Singers, and our very own Temple Jeremiah Choir.

Family Promise

December 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Temple Jeremiah is a participating member of Family Promise, a national organization that helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. These families are like ours, but circumstances have brought them to a point of financial crisis. They have exhausted their resources and are now homeless. Temple Jeremiah is a founding member of Family Promise Chicago North Shore, a coalition of interfaith houses of worship that host these families on a rotating basis. When Temple Jeremiah serves as host, we need volunteers to: prepare meals, dine and/or spend the evening with the families, help with homework, and donate supplies. Sign up here.  

Temple Jeremiah Family Retreat February 15-17, 2019 (President’s Day Weekend)
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Contact Rabbi Rachel for more information.

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