One of our priorities at Temple Sholom is to offer opportunities for our young people to connect with each other and with the synagogue. Noar Shalom is our 6th – 8th grade youth group and Chavrei Shalom is our 3rd – 5th grade youth group. Our senior youth group for teens, Orr Shalom, is led by a youth board and participates in monthly social action projects, social events, and Temple events.
There are many ways to get involved and volunteer in social justice efforts at Temple Sholom! Tikkun Olam, meaning “repairing the world,” is a cornerstone of Reform Judaism. An integral part of the on-going activities at Temple Sholom, our Sholom Justice projects are constantly expanding, and working on these mitzvot is a wonderful way to meet other Temple members. New participants are always welcome!
Temple Sholom’s Sisterhood is a dynamic community of women that supports the mission and values of our congregation by connecting women of all ages through spirituality, social action, worship, study, fun and friendship.
The mission of Or Chadash is to foster awareness, outreach, and support for the Jewish LGBTQ community within the Temple, in our neighborhood, and around the world.
At Temple Sholom, there is a continued commitment to LGBTQ social causes and our Temple Clergy proudly officiate and endorse same-sex Jewish weddings. This group is a natural extension of that welcoming spirit, as the Temple continues to support diversity and welcome everyone in times of celebration or of need.
Often times, families join a synagogue in order to connect with other families with similar values and religious beliefs as well as with a hope of being part of a greater Jewish community.
For this reason, Mishpacha (programming for families with children ages 5-12) and Mini Mishpacha (programming for families with children ages 0-4) were created to build that community for families at Temple Sholom.
Join us as we explore the spiritual gifts of life after fifty.
Led by Cantor Katzman, Debra Paskind, Andy Simmons, and Aggie Zarkadas the group meets on a monthly basis. We study, schmooze, eat, sing and investigate this rewarding period of our lives, using ancient and modern texts, poetry, art and music as our guides.
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.
It’s Our Turn (IOT) is primarily a social group: We are not yet old enough to be forever young, but it is definitely Our Turn to enjoy life. The focus is on congregants who are empty and never nesters, and welcome all who identify in that age group. We plan and attend events that are usually off-site; some evenings are purely fun, others combine enjoyment with Jewish tradition.
The 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 the “green” conscience of the community, which we’re doing through participation in the GreenFaith Certification Program.
Temple Sholom’s valuable Chesed Committee is a group of people who provide advice, care, comfort, and other necessities in times of need for Temple members and their families. Chesed means “kindness,” and whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, an illness in the family, or whether somebody in the community has simply fallen on hard times, the Chesed Committee will be there to be supportive in any way possible.
Temple Sholom’s dynamic and active Brotherhood represents Jewish men of all ages by offering a space to feel welcomed and unique.Each year the Brotherhood stages a dinner keynoted by a notable speaker, mounts a professional dinner-roundtable, runs sports and family events and undertakes service projects to benefit both the congregation and the larger community.
A monthly club bringing book lovers together. Some previous titles include The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer, Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, and The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmonhly.
Friday evenings at 6:15 PM
Saturday mornings at 9 AM
Throughout the month
Soul-stirring and participatory, thoughtful and moving, music at Temple Sholom is wide ranging.
Whether you just want to sit back and enjoy a special music event or get involved, Temple Sholom probably
has what you’re looking for.
The Rabbi Frederick C. Schwartz Library of Temple Sholom is a resource to both the congregation and the wider community, housing a collection of about 6,000 book titles for adults and 2,000 titles for children.
Your donations help fund Sholom Justice Programs.