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Hakafa means "encirclement."
We are a Reform congregation
of people who choose
to have no building,
no board of directors,
and no fund-raising.
Our CIRCLE has been growing
for nearly 40 years. But as we grow,
our intimate, caring, and
welcoming atmosphere remains.


New announcements are posted each Wednesday.


Read the current issue of the monthly Circle.


Points on the Circle Podcast
Watch episodes of Hakafa's Podcast.


Check out our list of volunteers and sign up to help! 

A Just Harvest is once again serving meals in-person!

Continuing our commitment for more than 20 years, on the 2nd Sunday of every month, Hakafa members bring and serve lunch to more than 150 people at A Just Harvest's Community Kitchen. 

Volunteers are needed to sign up to help! You can sign up to provide food, help serve, or both! 

Click here for more details and/or to sign up to volunteer


Join Chicago’s Jewish Community on Sunday, March 26 to fulfill the mitzvah of Maot Chitim by delivering boxes of Passover foods to Jews who are struggling with food insecurity. 

Pickup times at the warehouse (former Toys R Us in Highland Park) run every 15 minutes from 9:00 to 10:45 AM. Children of all ages are welcome to participate.

Click here to sign up!


Wednesday, April 19
7:00 PM
Curt's Cafe in Highland Park

Join us for our annual Jewish Trivia Night! We will schmooze, nosh, and enjoy hot drinks. We hope you will be there! 

*Kesher (Hebrew for “Connection”) allows members who are new, recent, or soon-to-be empty nesters, to get to know one another, share ideas, and create new friendships within the congregation. Although geared toward this demographic, all Hakafa members are invited.


This year, Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 5.
We hope you will celebrate with Hakafa!

Celebrate the second night of Passover with Hakafa!

Our congregation will be hosting its annual Second-Night Passover Seder on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM at the Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka) and via Zoom (Meeting ID: 818 0003 5488). Members and their guests are cordially invited to attend this very festive and always memorable event. Expect a traditional seder service, lively music, and wonderful companionship. (The in-person meal is catered, and there is a fee to participate. Scholarships are available.)

Reservations for the in-person seder are due by March 24. Click here to reserve your spot.
No reservation or fee is needed to participate via Zoom.

If you have any questions, please contact
Amy Acri or Judy Rose-Epstein.



Jewish tradition tells us that four times during the year, in addition to the anniversary of the death of a loved one, we are to recall the memories of those who have died. These four times, known as yizkor (remembrance), coincide with major holidays on the Jewish calendar. The last day of Pesach is a day on which yizkor is recited. Please join us for Yizkor on Wednesday, April 12 at 10:00 AM either in-person at the North Shore United Methodist Church (213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe) or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 852 3252 0986). 

Thu, March 23 2023 1 Nisan 5783