Har Shalom...Living Our Jewish Life Together

Together we stand. Now more than ever the world must come together.
Peace, unity and love of humanity begins within each of us.
We must come together. Racism, Anti-Semitism and Baseless hatred must end.
The leadership of Har-Shalom is doing everything we can to stay in touch. 
We provide online continuity for services, Torah study, Sunday school and tutoring.

Fight my Fight by Rabbi Michael Sommer 12/30/2018

Fight my Fight. 
Dry your tears and pick up the mantle I’ve left you.
Fight my fight for those in need,
and for those who never had a me to share their lives.
Fight my fight by caring for the stranger, the sick, the silent, the victim, the child, 
the one who has no one else to come to their side
and defend them from the world.
Fight my fight because it is the right thing to do.
Take my love for you and share it with the rest of humanity, 
in hopes of filling everyone with a love so big
that you find every person around you
standing by your side as a defender of all that is good.
May you fill the world with the light I’ve always tried to share
with each person I’ve known or loved.
My hand may not be in yours, but know that my spirit lives in your heart 
and my light can never be extinguished as long as memories of me 
give you the strength you need to fight my fight.

Check out Rabbi Sommer's new kids' book - The Shape of Kindness
Available on iBooks and Kindle

Kol Nidrei with Melissa Bach &
Larry Eckerling

Things to Do While Safe at Home

See the online events below

May Blessings Fill Your Year

Weekly Friday Evening ZOOM Shabbat Services @7:00pm

Contact Rabbi Sommer rabbi@har-shalom.com for link by 5pm Fridays

All Shabbat and Study Sessions open to the Community

Weekly Saturday ZOOM Torah Study Shabbat Mornings @9:30am-11:00am

Contact Rabbi Sommer rabbi@har-shalom.com for link


Feel free to contact our administrator with any questions about Har Shalom

 jennifer@har-shalom.com  or 847-814-7456

Please email Adrienne at angels@har-shalom.com

if someone you love needs a wellness visit or is celebrating a simcha 

Celebrate Your Jewish Life with Har Shalom!

Har Shalom is an open community providing families with a place to pray, study, educate children and adults alike. Let us celebrate our Jewish lives together. Email us or set up a time for coffee to see what we are all about. 

Being part of Har-Shalom is as easy walking through the door.

Upcoming Programs

Har Shalom Book Club

August 13, 2022 - 12:00pm - Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva
Zoom conversation - RSVP to Rabbi Michael for Zoom log on

(Book List 2021-2022)


Har Shalom Movie Club Discussion

Please view the film

TBA, 12pm-1pm
RSVP to Rabbi for Zoom info

Past High Holy Day Sermons

High Holy Days' Sermons 5781
Erev Rosh Hashanah  - In the Direction of Love

Rosh Hashanah - I Can't Breathe

Erev Yom Kippur  - If Not Now When?

Yom Kippur  - The Ripples We Make

High Holy Days' Sermons 5780
Erev Rosh Hashanah  - Finding Our Voice

Rosh Hashanah - Owning Our Identities

Erev Yom Kippur  - Your Soul Song

Yom Kippur - A Platform for All

High Holy Days' Sermons 5779

Erev Rosh Hashanah  - The Longest Con

Rosh Hashanah - Loving Ourselves

Erev Yom Kippur  - Ask for Help...

Yom Kippur - Some Days I Hate Being Nice

High Holy Days' Sermons 5778

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon - Jewish Pirates & Immigration Today

Rosh Hashanah Sermon - Rock & Roll & Anti-Semitism

Kol Nidrei Sermon - Fear{Less} 

Yom Kippur Sermon - Wanting vs. Needing

High Holy Days' Sermons 5777

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon - Who are You?

Rosh Hashanah Sermon - The Danger is Real

Kol Nidrei Sermon - Finding At-One-Ment

Yom Kippur Sermon - Time After Time

High Holy Days' Sermons 5776

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon - Hineini

Rosh Hashanah Day Sermon - Fear

Kol Nidrei Sermon - Who are we?

Yom Kippur Day Sermon - The 7 Days of our Lives

Kol Nidrei - Cantor Lynda Dresher, Cellist & Choir
I Can't Breathe
In the Direction of Love
If Not Now When?
The Ripples We Make
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At Har-Shalom we strive to be an inviting, diverse Reform Jewish community dedicated to lifelong learning. We pride ourselves on meaningful worship, a commitment to youth and the creation of a warm and welcoming home for our members and guests.

Brunch, Lunch or Coffee to Meet Us & Learn more about Har Shalom? We are in! Reach out & let us know When & Where:

rabbi@har-shalom.com   (847) 373-7456

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