Oak Park Temple
B'nai Abraham Zion

Our congregation is a warm, Reform Jewish community in an historic Chicago suburb.
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150+ Years in the Making

Become a member of a synagogue with a rich history and more than 500 families.
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Never Stop Learning

OPT offers a thriving pre-school and religious school and engaging adult ed programs.
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Social Action at Our Core

Healing the world is built into our blood. Find a cause or lead the charge on a new one.
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A Coat of Many Colors

Hang out on Sunday mornings, join a committee or chavurah, connect with others and fill your life with community and purpose.
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Sponsoring Syrian Refugees

Welcoming the stranger is part of who we are. Learn how Oak Park Temple is sponsoring a Syrian Refugee Family.

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Events and Announcements

Camp Shalom

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Summer 2017

Register today for OPT’s full-day summer camp and get 10% off total camp tuition!

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URJ Afternoon of Learning

February 19, 2017

Join the URJ for an afternoon of learning at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago.

Scotch

Men's Night Out with Steak & Scotch

February 25, 2017

Great dinner, great friends, great conversation, and a blind tasting of four scotches. Sign up today!

food swap

Preserving & Food Swapping with Emily Paster

February 26, 2017

Learn about how a food swap works and how to preserve the harvest with food blogger and cookbook author Emily Paster.

Women of OPT

Baubles, Bags and Bubbly

Baubles, Bags and Bubbly
Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm

Join the Women of OPT for shopping, refreshments and a fun time!

BJE - Melton School

Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders

Starting Thursday, March 2

A new 10-week course from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning led by Rabbi Max Weiss.

Hand in Hand

Shabbat Across America: Dinner and Services

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sign up for a free pasta dinner, and join us as we welcome Lee Gordon, co-founder of Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel.
Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths — Christian, Jewish and Muslim.

unity in community

2017 OPT Retreat at Camp OSRUI in Oconomowoc, WI

March 17-19, 2017

Our annual retreat at Camp OSRUI will focus on facing life’s difficulties, individually and together.

Worship Services at Oak Park Temple

Join us to celebrate Shabbat, the High Holidays, and Jewish holidays and festivals throughout the year. See how we foster an open and joyous 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. Learn more about Shabbat Services at Oak Park Temple.

Our Leadership

Together we strive to build a sacred community around Jewish worship, learning and social justice.
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Oak Park Temple News

Burgess Shale

Sinai & Synapses Program: One Congregant's View

Read Oak Park Temple congregant Marta Segal Block’s entry on the Sinai and Synapses blog.
Marci wins award

Marci Sperling-Flynn: Woman of Valor

OPT’s Preschool Director is the 2016 recipient of the “Woman of Valor” award from the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ).
Rabbi Weiss stands with Flint

Rabbi Weiss Stands with Flint

Rabbi Max Weiss joined more than a dozen local clergymen on Chicago’s West Side on Jan. 1 for what they called a Water for Life Campaign.

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