Is This the Beginning or the End?

Is This the Beginning or the End?

It is hard to be handed a 508 million year old fossil from the Burgess Shale and not realize that our problems and ideas are fairly small and short-lived. Read Oak Park Temple congregant Marta Segal Block’s entry on the Sinai and Synapses...
Marci Sperling Flynn Receives “Woman of Valor” award

Marci Sperling Flynn Receives “Woman of Valor” award

April 10, 2016 Oak Park Temple is delighted to announce that Marci Sperling Flynn, director of Glasser Preschool, is the 2016 recipient of the “Woman of Valor” award from the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ). Marci serves as the Vice President of...
An Oak Park Religious Leader Stands with Flint

An Oak Park Religious Leader Stands with Flint

February 2, 2016 At least a dozen clergymen gathered on Chicago’s West Side on Jan. 1 for what they called a Water for Life Campaign. The effort was designed to collect more than 1,000 cases of bottled water to deliver in a truck donated by the relief organization...
Oak Park Clergy Venture Beyond the Border

Oak Park Clergy Venture Beyond the Border

Three Religious Leaders Unite with West Side Pastors in Cross-Border Alliance December 8, 2015 One of the first things you encounter when walking up to the Lake Street entrance of Pilgrim Congregational Church is the “Black Lives Matter” sign displayed prominently on...
A Trip Back in Time at Oak Park Temple

A Trip Back in Time at Oak Park Temple

May 19, 2015 It was unlike any event Oak Park Temple has seen up till now in its 150-year history; it won’t be seen again for who knows how long. Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem Ave., celebrated that past as well as the future by unveiling the contents of its time...
2014 Oak Park Villager of the Year Runner-Up: Rabbi Max Weiss

2014 Oak Park Villager of the Year Runner-Up: Rabbi Max Weiss

January 6, 2015 Judaism is a faith, culture and tradition that recognizes there are many ways to celebrate being Jewish.  And since his arrival almost six years ago, Rabbi Max Weiss has allowed for a wealth of avenues to participate in life at Oak Park Temple. His...