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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! 

Call for Volunteers!

The Hebrew word for loving kindness is chesed. Hakafa's Chesed Committee is looking for volunteers to help respond to the varied needs of our members like driving a member to a medical appointment or Hakafa event, delivering a challah to a new member, helping with a shiva, etc. 

Click here to see the volunteer opportunities and to sign up to help

Questions? Contact Beth McCullough or Camille De Frank.

All are invited to join Hakafa's Yiddish Class!

We meet on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in-person at the home of Henry and Ellen Criz and via Zoom. Our teacher is Dov Steinberg.

Students of all ages are welcome, and no prior knowledge of Yiddish is necessary. Each class is a self-contained unit, and anyone can join at any time and have fun and learn. For more information, contact Betsy Hersher, Sharon Gutan, or Ellen Criz.  

Rosh Chodesh Gathering

Thursday, Dec 14 - 7:30 PM 
Yogaview in Wilmette

Click here to register.

Join us to reset, reflect, & connect in a restorative evening steeped in the loving power of community, and enjoy the intimacy of a candlelit space where you will be seen & heard with compassion. While focused on those 18+ who identify as women or nonbinary, people of all gender expressions are welcome to come learn and help elevate these voices. 

Mon, December 4 2023 21 Kislev 5784