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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.


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Updated Volunteer List Coming Soon!

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


Friday, February 3
7:30 PM

Our congregational seder will take place in-person and via Zoom immediately following our shortened Shabbat Service. We hope you will join us to usher in nature’s New Year at this short, special celebration in which we will taste various fruits and sip four different kinds of juice.

Click here for more information.

JOIN KESHER FORMovie Night Rentals | Orlando FL

Wed, Feb. 15 - 7:00 PM
Curt's Cafe in Highland Park

Join us to watch a Jewish short film and discuss it, complete with nosh a hot drink. 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 to join us.


Second Nurture Updates  February 12, 2023  Comfort Cases | Providing Comfort to Children in Foster Care

1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Jeremiah (937 Happ Road, Northfield)

Through Hakafa’s conversations with the national organization, Second Nurture, work has begun, in partnership with Temple Jeremiah, to build a cohort of families and professionals to provide support for those in our community who are interested in fostering or fostering to adopt.  

Please join us for this joint Hakafa/Jeremiah Kick-Off Event!

We will fill 200-250 bags with books, personal hygiene items, pajamas, blankets, and notes for children from foster care in Cook and Lake Counties. Comfort Cases, an international organization that works to bring dignity to children in foster care, will lead us. Rob Scheer, founder of Comfort Cases, and Rabbi Susan Silverman, founder of Second Nurture, will be there to help and answer questions. 

Refreshments will be provided, and all ages are welcome.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event!
11:30-1:15 - Help with set-up
1:30-3:30 - Help pack Comfort Cases

Please contact Beth McCullough if you can volunteer or if you have any questions.

This will be such a fun and meaningful event, so join us if you are interested in making a difference in kids’ lives in our communities!  Thanks for your support! 

Sun, January 29 2023 7 Sh'vat 5783