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Shabbat Services at Temple Sholom

Friday Night Service

Friday evenings at 6:15 PM

Saturday Morning Study

Saturday mornings at 9 AM

Special Shabbat Services

Throughout the month

Friday Night Service

A typical Friday Night Service at Temple Sholom begins at 6:15 PM after a Wine and Cheese Reception beginning at 5:45 PM. We worship in English and Hebrew (via transliteration if needed); speaking and singing; listening and in silence.

Inspired by our Clergy, and topical sermons, we seek to find a morsel of Shalom to end the secular week with spirit and warmth.

During our Services, there are opportunities to learn, to mark birthdays and significant anniversaries, to pray for those who are ill, and to remember loved ones we have lost. Then there is time to socialize during the Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday Morning Study & B’nai Mitzvah

Every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, we offer a Shabbat Morning Torah Study Minyan, which focuses on an extended discussion of the Torah portion for the week.

We are blessed most Saturday mornings at 10:30 am with a Shabbat Worship Service in the sanctuary in which a Bar or Bat Mitzvah student inspires us with an insightful D’var Torah (speech about the Torah Portion), beautiful chanting or reading from the Torah, and the recitation of the Haftarah (some verses from the Prophets that relate in subject matter to the Torah Portion). All are welcome to these very memorable Services.

Special Shabbat Services

Tot Shabbat

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, giving parents time to meet new friends and schmooze with old ones.

Family-Friendly Shabbats

At Family-Friendly Shabbats, there will be a family-friendly Shabbat dinner with Shabbat blessings. Then families will be invited into the sanctuary for the Temple-wide Friday night service, where children will be asked to join the clergy on the Bimah for Kiddush.

For those children who are unable to remain in the sanctuary throughout the entire service, holiday-themed activities will be available, along with childcare, in the Moadon. Family-Friendly Fridays will create a Shabbat experience that is accessible for all young temple-goers and their families.

20s & 30s Sushi Shabbat

Every third Friday, Jewish 20’s and 30’s congregate at our synagogue around 7:30 pm for sushi and other tasty appetizers before a Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 8:15 pm. Inspiring music, opportunities to get to know your neighbors, and relevant teachings from our tradition fill the worship experience with fun and meaning.

The oneg afterward provides another opportunity to get to know other Chicago-area Jewish 20s & 30s. Come alone or with a crew, either way you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere to meet great new people.

Join, Belong, and Connect.