Building Sacred Community since 1867
Another Timely Message from Rabbi Edwin GoldbergI am here in Washington, D.C., with many members of the congregation and the wider Chicago Jewish community, attending the annual Global Forum of the American Jewish Committee. The 2500 attendees are here to learn from top scholars and politicians on matters of world justice and continued engagement in the State of Israel. Since the Six Day War began exactly ... Read More
Shavuot LetterDear Temple Sholom Members, Soon comes a special day for all of us in the series of holidays throughout the year. Fifty days after Passover, which is called the festival of our freedom, begins Shavuot, the celebration of God’s gift of the Torah to the Jewish People. Freedom is the central theme of Passover but Shavuot reminds us that there is no ... Read More
Rapoport Brit MilahJay and Rachel Rapoport, with big sister Ruthie, welcome their newborn Emet Grae into their lives and into the Temple Sholom community with Rabbi Goldberg, Rabbi Conover and Cantor Ben-David. Baby naming and Brit Milah (ritual circumcision) ceremonies are important lifecycle events in the Jewish community. And how much more special when there is a community to celebrate with you and your expanding family!
Featured Community Group:
Eco ChavuraThe exact meaning of Chavura is somewhat elusive in English, but many resources will tell you that the word is frequently translated as “fellowship.” Eco Chavura is a fellowship of Temple Sholom congregants working to create a sacred community of environmental stewards. Our ultimate goal is to develop “green” conscience for the community, which we initiated through participation in the ... Read More
We will rise and shine brightly for our time has come. Isaiah 60:1
We welcome you as you are; In every stage of your life.
We say to you “Hineynu – We are here when you need us.”
We challenge you to grow; to join our search for relevance and renewal in ancient wisdom.
We say to you “Awaken! So much to be discovered!”
We invite you to share our mission:
To be a source of healing in the world
To ask with us: “If not now, when? What is our sacred work?”
Thus we remember that we are a community that engages in Torah (sacred study), Avodah (spiritual exploration),
Tikkun Middot (personal growth) and Tikkun Olam (healing a broken world).
“Whether taking a class, enjoying a special musical event or feeling enriched after a thoughtful sermon, Temple Sholom is there for me in many ways.”Pamela Narins, Temple and committee member