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Congregational Monday Morning Minyan sponsored by IOT 8:00 am
Congregational Monday Morning Minyan sponsored by IOT
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Congregational Monday Morning <i>Minyan</i> sponsored by IOT
Monday Morning Minyan is a monthly relaxed, come-as-you-are, early-morning service lasting approximately 30-45 minutes and led by one of Temple Sholom’s Clergy members. It features a Torah Reading with explanation and discussion.  The short service is followed by a continental breakfast including coffee, juice and pastries with time to socialize with new friends, congregants and the Clergy. Whether you are ...
Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up 10:00 am
Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Spotlight on the World JCC Meet-up Mondays 10:00 – 11:00 AM A group for men and women who are interested in a round table discussion with a leader about world events. EVERYONE welcome! Questions: contact Sid Kaplan at 773-348-1740.  
Monday Meal 3:30 pm
Monday Meal
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here if you would like volunteer. We will do our best to assign you the job you request, but keep in mind that final job assignments are left to the discretion of the Kitchen Coordinator according to the needs of the meal on that particular day. Please contact Toby Sanders if you have any questions or would like ...
Intro to Judiasm 6:45 pm
Intro to Judiasm
Dec 2 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Introduction to Judaism Rabbi Rossoff, Rabbi Conover, Rabbi Gellman, Cantor Ben-David, and Jay Rapoport, RJE MONDAY EVENINGS DEC. 2 – MAY 4 | 6:45 – 8:45 PM Introduction to Judaism is an 18-week overview of Judaism providing a more extensive opportunity to learn about Jewish history, traditions, holidays and life cycle ceremonies. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the ...
Monthly Film Night 7:00 pm
Monthly Film Night
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Film Night
A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel’s largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article. Director: Eran Riklis Writers: Noah Stollman (screenplay), Avraham B. Yehoshua (novel) (as Abraham B. Jehoshua)
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Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud 8:30 am
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our Rabbis to study a page of Talmud each week in Tractate Ta’anit from the Babylonian Talmud. Over this year-long course, we will explore the stories and meaning within the pages and sharpen our Talmud skills that will culminate in a Siyyum (a celebration of conclusion) as we will finish the tractate in one year.
Al-Anon Group 10:00 am
Al-Anon Group
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Midweek Hebrew 4:30 pm
Midweek Hebrew
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
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Wednesday Study Group 10:00 am
Wednesday Study Group
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Temple Sholom’s Wednesday Study Group If you’d like to add more spirituality, learning, and camaraderie to your week, join our Wednesday morning study group. This group, which meets from 10:00 – 11:30 am is led by members of the clergy and alternate instructors during the weeks of Adult education.
Crown Family High School 6:15 pm
Crown Family High School
Dec 4 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Midweek Hebrew 6:30 pm
Midweek Hebrew
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Israel Speaker Series – Ariella Rada, Office of Israeli Consulate 7:00 pm
Israel Speaker Series – Ariella Rada, Office of Israeli Consulate
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Israel Speaker Series – (Ariella Rada, Office of Israeli Consulate) (discussion focused on her experience as an Ethiopian Israeli   7-8pm- Discussion with Rabbi Conover about Israel 8-8:30pm- Dessert and Schmooze
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Morning Book Club- December 11:00 am
Morning Book Club- December
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
     
Duplicate Bridge Game 12:30 pm
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE 1:00 pm
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A new opportunity for fun and camaraderie! Join friends—new and old—for Game Day Afternoons at Temple Sholom. Bring a friend, too… Game Day is open to all. Scrabble sets and decks of cards are available and you may bring a game of your own to play as well.
IOT Trivia Night 7:00 pm
IOT Trivia Night @ Flagship
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Orr Shalom Retreat
Orr Shalom Retreat
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
 
Wine and Cheese Reception 5:45 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
Dec 6 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Or Chadash Dinner 6:30 pm
Or Chadash Dinner
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm
Temple Sholom clergy and Or Chadash lay leaders have collaborated to create and lead services that blend the traditions of Or Chadash with those of Temple Sholom. This new light is open to ALL!  Please join us! Or Chadash, Temple Sholom’s LGBTQ affiliate member group is proud to provide a wide range of spiritual and social programming, including monthly Friday ...
Oneg 7:30 pm
Oneg
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Or Chadash Service 7:45 pm
Or Chadash Service
Dec 6 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Temple Sholom clergy and Or Chadash lay leaders have collaborated to create and lead services that blend the traditions of Or Chadash with those of Temple Sholom. This new light is open to ALL!  Please join us! Or Chadash, Temple Sholom’s LGBTQ affiliate member group is proud to provide a wide range of spiritual and social programming, including monthly Friday ...
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Shabbat Minyan Service 9:00 am
Shabbat Minyan Service
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
 
Torah Study 9:45 am
Torah Study
Dec 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
 
Bar Mitzvah: Brody Netzky 10:30 am
Bar Mitzvah: Brody Netzky
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
<i>Bar Mitzvah</i>: Brody Netzky
PARENTS     Ashley & Pam Netzky SIBLING       Landon & Arden SCHOOL       Francis W. Parker School MITZVAH PROJECT       Volunteered at The Anti-Cruelty Society caring for the animals and was a youth hockey mentor.
Bat Mitzvah Aliza Cohn 4:30 pm
Bat Mitzvah Aliza Cohn
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
<i>Bat Mitzvah</i> Aliza Cohn
PARENTS     David & Suzanne Cohn SCHOOL       Blaine Elementary School MITZVAH PROJECT      Organized a Book Drive with friends doing their Mitzvah Project for Bernie’s Book Bank
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Adult Ed 9:30 am
Adult Ed
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Please visit our webpage for class lists and descriptions.  
Feed the Hungry 9:30 am
Feed the Hungry
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Guest Scholar- Beth Schenker 9:30 am
Guest Scholar- Beth Schenker
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Guest Scholar- Beth Schenker
“The Schmear” Podcast: Exploring Your Jewish Identity Through Jewish Food SUNDAY | DEC. 8 | 9:30 AM Join Beth Schenker for an exploration of all the richness and history that make the subject of Jewish food so enticing. Beth, the host and Executive Producer of The Big Schmear, will share excerpts and stories from her podcast episodes, providing interesting anecdotes ...
Religious School 9:30 am
Religious School
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
 
Guest Scholar- Sanford C. Goldberg 10:45 am
Guest Scholar- Sanford C. Goldberg
Dec 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Guest Scholar- Sanford C. Goldberg
What Are We Doing When We Say “Amen”? SUNDAY | DEC. 8 | 10:45 AM Using tools from the philosophy of language to explore the significance of saying “Amen.” Let’s seek to understand not only why this word is apt in religious contexts (i.e., after prayers) but why there has developed a secular usage as well. This approach will be ...
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Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up 10:00 am
Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Spotlight on the World JCC Meet-up Mondays 10:00 – 11:00 AM A group for men and women who are interested in a round table discussion with a leader about world events. EVERYONE welcome! Questions: contact Sid Kaplan at 773-348-1740.  
Monday Meal 3:30 pm
Monday Meal
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here if you would like volunteer. We will do our best to assign you the job you request, but keep in mind that final job assignments are left to the discretion of the Kitchen Coordinator according to the needs of the meal on that particular day. Please contact Toby Sanders if you have any questions or would like ...
Intro to Judiasm 6:45 pm
Intro to Judiasm
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Introduction to Judaism Rabbi Rossoff, Rabbi Conover, Rabbi Gellman, Cantor Ben-David, and Jay Rapoport, RJE MONDAY EVENINGS DEC. 2 – MAY 4 | 6:45 – 8:45 PM Introduction to Judaism is an 18-week overview of Judaism providing a more extensive opportunity to learn about Jewish history, traditions, holidays and life cycle ceremonies. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the ...
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Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud 8:30 am
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our Rabbis to study a page of Talmud each week in Tractate Ta’anit from the Babylonian Talmud. Over this year-long course, we will explore the stories and meaning within the pages and sharpen our Talmud skills that will culminate in a Siyyum (a celebration of conclusion) as we will finish the tractate in one year.
Al-Anon Group 10:00 am
Al-Anon Group
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Midweek Hebrew 4:30 pm
Midweek Hebrew
Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
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The Union For Reform Judaism Biennial
The Union For Reform Judaism Biennial @ McCormack Place
Dec 11 – Dec 15 all-day
THE UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM BIENNIAL takes place in our backyard this year!  Don’t miss the seminars, sessions and 5,000 person Shabbat. December 11-15 at the McCormick Center. Early Bird Pricing continues through this Wednesday, October 16. There are many other pricing options available, too. For a complete list, visit urjbiennial.org/pricing. Temple Sholom is also offering a limited number of subsidies. If interested, ...
Wednesday Study Group 10:00 am
Wednesday Study Group
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Temple Sholom’s Wednesday Study Group If you’d like to add more spirituality, learning, and camaraderie to your week, join our Wednesday morning study group. This group, which meets from 10:00 – 11:30 am is led by members of the clergy and alternate instructors during the weeks of Adult education.
Crown Family High School 6:15 pm
Crown Family High School
Dec 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Midweek Hebrew 6:30 pm
Midweek Hebrew
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Duplicate Bridge Game 12:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge Game
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm
 
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE 1:00 pm
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A new opportunity for fun and camaraderie! Join friends—new and old—for Game Day Afternoons at Temple Sholom. Bring a friend, too… Game Day is open to all. Scrabble sets and decks of cards are available and you may bring a game of your own to play as well.
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Wine and Cheese Reception 5:45 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
Dec 13 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Oneg 7:30 pm
Oneg
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Adult Ed 9:30 am
Adult Ed
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Please visit our webpage for class lists and descriptions.  
Focus on the Holidays 9:30 am
Focus on the Holidays
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Focus on the Holidays
Focus on the Holidays Rabbi Don and Fran Rossoff SUNDAYS DEC. 15 | 9:30 AM | Chanukah MAR. 1 | 9:30 AM | Purim MAR. 29 | 10:45 AM | Passover MAY 17 | 9:30 AM | Shavuot
Religious School 9:30 am
Religious School
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
 
1st Grade Yom Horim (Parents’ Day) 9:45 am
1st Grade Yom Horim (Parents’ Day)
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
 
Chagigat Chanukah Family Sing-Along Candle Lighting featuring a Chanukah Family Comedy Show! 11:15 am
Chagigat Chanukah Family Sing-Along Candle Lighting featuring a Chanukah Family Comedy Show!
Dec 15 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 15 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CHANUKAH FAMILY COMEDY SHOW! Join us for a truly funny side of Chanukah as Knuckleball Comedy, a one-of-a-kind local improv group will tell the story of Chanukah through improv. This show is suitable for all ages and is free. It will be held in the Sanctuary as part of our Beit ...
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Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up 10:00 am
Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Spotlight on the World JCC Meet-up Mondays 10:00 – 11:00 AM A group for men and women who are interested in a round table discussion with a leader about world events. EVERYONE welcome! Questions: contact Sid Kaplan at 773-348-1740.  
Monday Meal 3:30 pm
Monday Meal
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here if you would like volunteer. We will do our best to assign you the job you request, but keep in mind that final job assignments are left to the discretion of the Kitchen Coordinator according to the needs of the meal on that particular day. Please contact Toby Sanders if you have any questions or would like ...
Intro to Judiasm 6:45 pm
Intro to Judiasm
Dec 16 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Introduction to Judaism Rabbi Rossoff, Rabbi Conover, Rabbi Gellman, Cantor Ben-David, and Jay Rapoport, RJE MONDAY EVENINGS DEC. 2 – MAY 4 | 6:45 – 8:45 PM Introduction to Judaism is an 18-week overview of Judaism providing a more extensive opportunity to learn about Jewish history, traditions, holidays and life cycle ceremonies. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the ...
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Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud 8:30 am
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our Rabbis to study a page of Talmud each week in Tractate Ta’anit from the Babylonian Talmud. Over this year-long course, we will explore the stories and meaning within the pages and sharpen our Talmud skills that will culminate in a Siyyum (a celebration of conclusion) as we will finish the tractate in one year.
Al-Anon Group 10:00 am
Al-Anon Group
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Midweek Hebrew 4:30 pm
Midweek Hebrew
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
JK-4th Grade Mishpacha (Family) Camp Getaway interest meeting 5:30 pm
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Wednesday Study Group 10:00 am
Wednesday Study Group
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Temple Sholom’s Wednesday Study Group If you’d like to add more spirituality, learning, and camaraderie to your week, join our Wednesday morning study group. This group, which meets from 10:00 – 11:30 am is led by members of the clergy and alternate instructors during the weeks of Adult education.
JK-4th Grade Mishpacha (Family) Camp Getaway interest meeting 6:00 pm
CFHS/ Orr Shalom Chanukah Party 6:15 pm
CFHS/ Orr Shalom Chanukah Party
Dec 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
 
Midweek Hebrew 6:30 pm
Midweek Hebrew
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Duplicate Bridge Game 12:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge Game
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm
 
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE 1:00 pm
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A new opportunity for fun and camaraderie! Join friends—new and old—for Game Day Afternoons at Temple Sholom. Bring a friend, too… Game Day is open to all. Scrabble sets and decks of cards are available and you may bring a game of your own to play as well.
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Chanukah Tot Shabbat 5:00 pm
Chanukah Tot Shabbat
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tot Services are perfectly designed for families with children under 5 years old to engage with tradition through favorite songs, fun stories, and meaningful moments. We invite Chicagoland families to join our youngest congregants and Gan Shalom students to celebrate Shabbat and holidays with our clergy/education team and Gan Shalom Early Childhood staff! Services include a meal or craft project, ...
Community Chanukah Celebration 5:30 pm
Community Chanukah Celebration
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Sholom is hosting our annual Community Chanukah Celebration that promises to be a magical night of worship, song and special treats. 5:00 PM | Chanukah Tot Shabbat 5:30 PM | Community Chanukah Dinner 6:15 PM | Chanukah Shabbat Service 7:30 PM | Special Chanukah Oneg with sufganiyot, hot chocolate, Klezmer music, dreidel spinning and more   A taste of what to expect ...
Wine and Cheese Reception 5:45 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
Dec 20 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Oneg 7:30 pm
Oneg
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up 10:00 am
Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Spotlight on the World JCC Meet-up Mondays 10:00 – 11:00 AM A group for men and women who are interested in a round table discussion with a leader about world events. EVERYONE welcome! Questions: contact Sid Kaplan at 773-348-1740.  
Monday Meal 3:30 pm
Monday Meal
Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here if you would like volunteer. We will do our best to assign you the job you request, but keep in mind that final job assignments are left to the discretion of the Kitchen Coordinator according to the needs of the meal on that particular day. Please contact Toby Sanders if you have any questions or would like ...
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Building Closed at 1:00
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud 8:30 am
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud
Dec 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our Rabbis to study a page of Talmud each week in Tractate Ta’anit from the Babylonian Talmud. Over this year-long course, we will explore the stories and meaning within the pages and sharpen our Talmud skills that will culminate in a Siyyum (a celebration of conclusion) as we will finish the tractate in one year.
Al-Anon Group 10:00 am
Al-Anon Group
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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Duplicate Bridge Game 12:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge Game
Dec 26 @ 12:30 pm
 
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE 1:00 pm
Game Day sponsored by Temple Sholom, JCC and CJE
Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A new opportunity for fun and camaraderie! Join friends—new and old—for Game Day Afternoons at Temple Sholom. Bring a friend, too… Game Day is open to all. Scrabble sets and decks of cards are available and you may bring a game of your own to play as well.
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Communal Lighting of the Chanukiot 5:45 pm
Communal Lighting of the Chanukiot
Dec 27 @ 5:45 pm
Temple Sholom will observe the sixth night of Chanukah with a communal lighting of the Chanukiot. We ask each person bring their own personal Chaukiot to participate in this lovely, illuminating ritual. 5:45 PM | Pre-Service Reception 6:15 PM | Shabbat Service 7:30 | Oneg
Wine and Cheese Reception 5:45 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception
Dec 27 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Oneg 7:30 pm
Oneg
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up 10:00 am
Spotlight on the World – JCC Meet-up @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Spotlight on the World JCC Meet-up Mondays 10:00 – 11:00 AM A group for men and women who are interested in a round table discussion with a leader about world events. EVERYONE welcome! Questions: contact Sid Kaplan at 773-348-1740.  
Monday Meal 3:30 pm
Monday Meal
Dec 30 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click here if you would like volunteer. We will do our best to assign you the job you request, but keep in mind that final job assignments are left to the discretion of the Kitchen Coordinator according to the needs of the meal on that particular day. Please contact Toby Sanders if you have any questions or would like ...
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Building Closed at 1:00
No Midweek Hebrew
No Midweek Hebrew
Dec 31 all-day
 
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud 8:30 am
Daf Shevui: A Weekly Study of a Page of Talmud
Dec 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join our Rabbis to study a page of Talmud each week in Tractate Ta’anit from the Babylonian Talmud. Over this year-long course, we will explore the stories and meaning within the pages and sharpen our Talmud skills that will culminate in a Siyyum (a celebration of conclusion) as we will finish the tractate in one year.
Al-Anon Group 10:00 am
Al-Anon Group
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Dec
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Wed
The Union For Reform Judaism Biennial @ McCormack Place
Dec 11 – Dec 15 all-day
THE UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM BIENNIAL takes place in our backyard this year!  Don’t miss the seminars, sessions and 5,000 person Shabbat.

December 11-15 at the McCormick Center.

Early Bird Pricing continues through this Wednesday, October 16. There are many other pricing options available, too. For a complete list, visit urjbiennial.org/pricing.

Temple Sholom is also offering a limited number of subsidies. If interested, contact Executive Director, Jeremy Perlin, at jeremy@templesholom.org.

Dec
15
Sun
Adult Ed
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Focus on the Holidays
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Focus on the Holidays

Religious School
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
1st Grade Yom Horim (Parents’ Day)
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm