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Connect with your OPT Community

We are suspending all in-person synagogue programming.
Even as we practice “social distancing,” there are many opportunities to remain connected. 

Online with Zoom
To join any Zoom-OPT gathering, simply visit
You can also go to
To join by phone: 312-626-6799.  
Meeting ID (phone or online): 485-119-1476.
Learn more here about connecting with Zoom.

Thursday, April 2
10-10:15 am - Morning Meditation with Lisa Lombard
10:30-10:45 am - Storytime with Jason Sposeep
1-3 pm - STAR: For retirees and older people to learn and connect.
With speaker is Roz Byrne who will speak on End of Life Options including Medical Aid in Dying.
7:30-8:30 pm - Passover Recipes for Body and Soul with Caryn Poll
A step-by-step presentation with tips and recipes for yummy Passover recipes (chicken soup with matzah balls, chicken and vegetarian chopped liver, beef brisket, cheesecake with macaroon crust) followed by a Q & A session. A recipe booklet will be available for download. Click to download Caryn's recipes

Friday, April 3
9-10 am - Torah Study: Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Kirzane
10:30-11 am - Shabbat songs and story with Amy Kaufman and Rabbi Kirzane
TBA - Shabbat services

Saturday, April 4
8:30-9:30 am - Talmud Study with Rabbi Weiss
10-11 am - Shabbat Services 
6:45-7:00 pm - Havdalah from the Rabbi’s House with Rabbi Weiss
7:30-8:15 pm - Niggun (wordless melodies) with Aaron Burnstein

Celebrate Passover with Oak Park Temple
Wednesday, April 8
10:30-11:00 am - Getting Ready for Passover with the Kirzanes (suitable for families with young children)
6 pm - Seder with the Rabbi and Cantor, led from their homes by Rabbi Weiss and Cantor Green
Thursday, April 9
9-10 am - Pesach festival service
Wednesday, April 15
9-10 am - Pesach Yizkor service

In this time when members of our community may need support we are asking you to help. Please click HERE if you need anything. If you are able to offer support (shopping, providing meals, offering a supportive phone call) please click HERE.
Shabbat Shalom and stay healthy.

Please know that should you need anything, even to talk, you can reach out to us by email; Rabbi Weiss, Rabbi Kirzane, or Cantor Green.

The April Messenger 2020


Worship Services at Oak Park Temple

Due to advice on social distancing, We have decided to conduct services virtually.  You can join with a click of a button from the comfort of your own home!
To join, simply follow this
Detailed instructions can be found HERE .

Join us to celebrate Shabbat, the High Holidays, and Jewish holidays and festivals throughout the year. See how we foster an open community through our worship services.

Shabbat at OPT
Shabbat Services begin at 8 pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month. On the 2nd and 4th Fridays, we celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with wine and cheese at 6:00 pm, followed by an early service at 6:30.

Shabbat Morning (Shacharit) services begin every Saturday morning at 10 am.


Please send questions, comments, suggestions via our contact form.


Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780