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Housing Forward

The Prophets exhort us to follow a long-standing tradition of hospitality among the Jewish people. Our own recent history, with its exiles and expulsions, reminds us that we have a special obligation to provide for those with no protection.

Oak Park Temple has met that obligation for nearly two decades. We are a founding congregation of Housing Forward (formerly West Suburban PADS), a non-profit agency created in 1992 to provide emergency food and shelter to homeless individuals and families in west suburban Cook County. Since that time we have operated the shelter on Tuesday nights.

Since its founding, West Suburban PADS has grown from providing emergency food and shelter to homeless individuals and families to offering a holistic approach to helping those in need. This year, three members of our congregation serve on its board of directors.

Learn more about Housing Forward.

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