Erev Shavuot with Oak Park Temple

Erev Shavuot with Oak Park Temple

As usual, Har Zion is observing Erev Shavuot with a joint program with Oak Park Temple. But it is a little different this year in that the first part of the evening’s programming is at Har Zion, then we will go across the street to Oak Park Temple to complete it.

This year, 5784, Erev Shavuot is the evening of June 11, 2024.

At Har Zion: An Evening Musical Soiree, beginning at 6pm!

A program of music featuring Har Zion’s Sasha Giannotti Guralnick as piano soloist with the New Chicago Chamber Winds Quintet, playing an arrangement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto, No. 1, and opera and Jewish favorites for wind quintet.

Everyone attending the concert at Har Zion can be at Oak Park Temple in time for the lecture at 7:15pm. (If we arrive earlier, you can eat ice cream!)

If you have young children, you might want choose to go to Oak Park Temple instead, for the 5:30pm Kids program and the lasagna dinner that follows. (Registration is required for the dinner; see below.)

At Oak Park Temple: The Tikkun Leil Shavuot program.

It is tradition on Erev Shavuot to eat dairy and to study Torah all night, This part of our programming is being held at Oak Park Temple this year. (People attending the Musical Soiree at Har Zion will arrive at OPT in time for the 7:15pm lecture.)

5:30pm – Kids program
6:00pm – Lasagna dinner (registration required; come back for the link)
6:30pm – Ice cream oneg (open all who are interested)
7:15pm – Lecture 
8:30pm – Service
9:00pm – Cheesecake oneg
9:30pm – Torah Study

Details to come.

There are morning services on the first two days of Shavuot. the temple office and building (except for the services) is closed.


Jun 11 2024


6:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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

Other Locations

Oak Park Temple
1235 N. Harlem Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Hourly Schedule

Erev Shavuot Programs

From 6pm - to 7pm
Musical Soiree at Har Zion
From 7:15pm
Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Oak Park Temple