Shabbat Service with Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Elie Spitz

Shabbat Service with Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Elie Spitz

Rabbi Elie Spitz at Temple Har Zion

Saturday, July 13, 10am: Saturday Morning service with Rabbi Spitz giving the D’var Torah about Psalms, followed at 12:30pm with a Lunch and Learn about Psalms 1 & 23, and also will speak on “Challenges of Being a Jew Today.”

No reservation is needed for this program. If you’d like to register for the Friday evening Shabbat meal and talk, click here.

Rabbi Glick on Rabbi Spitz

“On the weekend of July 12–13, I am delighted that my friend and mentor Rabbi Elie Spitz ( will be coming to the synagogue. He is a recently retired congregational Rabbi once described to me as ‘the best congregational Rabbi in America.’ He is the author of the definitive Jewish book on the afterlife, Does the Soul Survive? On Friday night, please join him for a festive musical Shabbat, dinner, and a lecture and discussion on that book. On Saturday morning, after kiddush, he will turn to his latest book on Psalms and teach Psalm 23, ‘Adonai is my Shepherd.’”

The Hourly Schedule (to the right or below, depending on the width of the screen you are using) has Rabbi Spitz’s schedule for the weekend.


Jul 13 2024


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest, IL 60305

Hourly Schedule

Friday, July 12

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with the Har Zion Davening Team
In person and streaming
7:30pm - 9pm
Shabbat Dinner
Lecture and kavanah on Rabbi Spitz's book Does the Soul Survive? In person only

Saturday, July 13

10am - 12:30pm
Shabbat Morning Service
With D’var Torah about Psalms by Rabbi Spitz; in person and streaming
Kiddush Luncheon
With more by Rabbi Spitz about the Psalms and on the "Challenges of Being a Jew Today." In person only.