Torah Portion


Exodus 27:20−30:10
11 Adar 5783
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 [historic: I Samuel 15:2-34]
Shabbat Zachor

You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20


Ketubah 101 Workshop - Modern JewISH Couples

13 Adar 5783
This is a virtual event

Explore the history, texts and artistic choices of selecting a Ketubah for your wedding ceremony.

All are welcome, including interfaith & LGBTQ+ couples!

Led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz &  Alana Berman-Gnivecki from Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery, and Ketubah artist Beka Wilk of Foreverie Paper


This session is interactive...



13 Adar 5783 to 14 Adar 5783

Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.

Torah Portion

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11−34:35
18 Adar 5783
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36 [historic: Ezekiel 36:16-38]
Shabbat Parah

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12


Introduction to Judaism - Temple Sholom, Chicago, IL

20 Adar 5783
3480 North Lake Shore Drive , Chicago, IL 60657
This is a multi-access event

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging 18-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens.

Open to all, this course is perfect for multi-faith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

Topics include