Har Zion Kids Volunteers Gardening

Healing the world – together.

At West Suburban Temple Har Zion, being part of a community means helping our neighbors, sustaining each other during difficult times, celebrating together during joyous ones and spending time collectively in study, in prayer and in friendship.

In the spirit of the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam — repairing the world — we participate in a variety of programs and activities designed to help people in our community and the greater Chicago area. Our tradition teaches that volunteerism benefits us all — not only the recipients of goodwill and good deeds, but also those who contribute their time, abilities, and heart to making our world a better place.

No gift is too small or insignificant to make a difference. Whether you have one hour, one day or one month to spare, your time and commitment can make a lasting impact.

Measuring our impact

Learn about Temple Har Zion’s recent community efforts, social action, charity, and more.

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A special soccer field

In 2021, Temple Har Zion joined with the nonprofit IsraAID to build a soccer field for Venezuelan refugees. Thanks to your efforts, we raised $10,000 to fund the project.

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Aiding our local community

Temple Har Zion collaborated with Austin Peoples' Action Center to create a community garden in the neighboring West Side community.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Temple Har Zion is blessed with volunteer committees that organize and deploy volunteer efforts throughout the year.

  • Our Kulanu (Caring) Committee organizes volunteers to provide assistance to fellow members in need of help due to illness, a new baby, a death in the family or other circumstances.
  • The Social Action Committee organizes opportunities for spiritual and personal growth through activities benefitting our congregational family, the extended Jewish community, and the greater community at large.
  • Our Sunshine/ Shemesh Committee calls members to check on their well-being, lets them know about new programs and events at the synagogue, connects to new members and strengthens the fabric of the congregation.

If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteer Interest Form

Upcoming Events

Looking for ways to get involved with our synagogue community? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of upcoming events, ranging from educational classes to cultural celebrations.