The 20s & 30s community at Temple Sholom

Temple Sholom of Chicago’s 20’s and 30’s events seek to help young Chicago Jews glean from their religion a deeper sense of community, connection, meaning, spirituality, inspiration, as well as a context for doing good in the world.

Our monthly Sushi Shabbat events attract between 100-250 people and include themes such as “Honky Tonk Shabbat,” “Beat-Box Shabbat” and Shabbat services featuring great thinkers, musicians and performers.

We also have a very active “Young Couples Club.” They get together regularly for social events like apple picking, dinners, for sporting events, and to celebrate holidays.

At Temple Sholom, 20’s and 30’s also gravitate to Temple sponsored social action projects such as our weekly soup kitchen; the Monday Mitzvah Meal; and to local and out of state programs that combine volunteerism, study, and outdoor adventures such as a recent trip to Colorado which included a house build, Shabbat on a mountaintop, whitewater rafting and hiking.

The Makom group is also involved heavily in organizing and participating in weekly Sushi Shabbats, where Torah study, schmoozing, and sushi meet one another for an excitingly spiritual and delicious evening.

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Upcoming Makom 20s/30s Events

Makom & Or Chadash Dinner
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Makom & Or Chadash Joint Service @ Temple Sholom of Chicago
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm

Or Chadash (LGBTQ Members & Allies), Makom (20s/30s), and the Makom Band have collaborated to create and lead services that blend the traditions of Or Chadash, Makom and those of Temple Sholom. This service is open to all!

7:45-8:45pm – Service
8:45-9:45pm – Oneg

“Mutt in the Hut” Sukkot Sponsored by Makom
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join us on October 19 for Makom 20s/30s first ever Mutt in the Hut! Spend some time with friends (both human and furry) in our Sukkah in the city, nosh on snacks, and enjoy what will hopefully be a lovely afternoon with Makom and Temple Sholom.

All are welcome to join Makom 20s/30s and the Temple Sholom community with their canine companions, and enjoy a special blessing over our animals from Rabbi Scott Gellman.

This event is totally free, but if you’re bringing your dog, you must fill out our pet release form–please contact Emma Harmon at for this.

Makom Shabbat
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm
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