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The synagogue is traditionally known by three names: beit t’fillah (a house of worship), beit midrash (a house of study), and beit k’nesset (a house of gathering).

Schaarai Zedek is a welcoming, inclusive synagogue that embodies these three names. As a house of worship, we pray together in diverse ways, celebrating Shabbat and holidays with meaningful, engaging services. As a house of study, we learn together with creative methods, engaging classes, and intriguing lectures. And as a house of gathering, Schaarai Zedek is a place for Jewish families of all types to come together for events including movie nights, community service, and live music and dancing. Whatever we do, our goal is always to create and support the Jewish community and have fun while we do it.

But most importantly, the bayit that is Schaarai Zedek is not just a house, it is a home. As we pray together, learn together, and gather together, we love being together. Welcome home. Welcome to Schaarai Zedek.

-Rabbi Joel Simon

Shabbat Services

Shabbat services are every Friday night at 7 PM.

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Upcoming Events

  • December 8, 2022
    Why Dialogue Matters: Program with St. Leo
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 9, 2022
    Allegro Hyde Park Shabbat Service
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • December 9, 2022
    Erev Shabbat Service
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    9:00 AM - Cafe CSZ
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    9:00 AM - Torah Study
    9:15 AM - Shabbat Yoga
    10:30 AM - Bagel Minyan
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    11:30 AM - Senior Luncheon
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    9:00 AM - Torah Study
    2:00 PM - Snow Day
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    9:00 AM - Cafe CSZ
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    6:00 PM - Ha-Ha-Chanukah
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    9:00 AM - Torah Study
    30 Nov
    November 30, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join Rabbi Weiss as take a look at the world of mussar, a centuries-old Jewish approach to finding moral principles and building personal virtues. Take [...]
    30 Nov
    November 30, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    01 Dec
    December 1, 2022    
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Are you thinking about converting to Judaism? Are you married or engaged to someone Jewish and want to learn more? Did you grow up attending [...]
    02 Dec
    December 2, 2022    
    5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Focusing on our children in grades K-2 and their siblings, we are excited to introduce a new PRIMARY SHABBAT! This service will expand upon the [...]
    02 Dec
    December 2, 2022    
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    We invite you to join us for 20s+30s specific Shabbat services and dinner! Rabbi Weiss will be leading our service in the courtyard, starting at [...]
    Erev Shabbat Service
    December 2, 2022    
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Shabbat Service: Join us in the sanctuary at Schaarai Zedek! You may also join from home: Watch on our Website Watch on Facebook Watch on [...]
    03 Dec
    December 3, 2022    
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Join us as we continue the weekly journey through the Torah! https://zedek-org.zoom.us/j/3331022972?pwd=WDcxblZnQzhPby80amsrYkYwRjBQdz09 Meeting ID: 333 102 2972 Passcode: rabbiweiss
    03 Dec
    December 3, 2022    
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Livestream: Click here to watch the livestream on our website. Savva and his family welcome you! Welcome to Congregation Schaarai Zedek’s Saturday morning Shabbat service. [...]
    04 Dec
    December 4, 2022    
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    04 Dec
    December 4, 2022    
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Have a bagel and a cup of coffee at Café CSZ on Sunday morning. Join the conversation. Greet friends, fellow parents, and other congregants. Café [...]
    04 Dec
    December 4, 2022    
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    07 Dec
    December 7, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join Rabbi Weiss as take a look at the world of mussar, a centuries-old Jewish approach to finding moral principles and building personal virtues. Take [...]
    07 Dec
    December 7, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Students in grades 9-12 are invited for an evening of fun and friends, dinner, and activities with other Schaarai Zedek high school students. All evenings [...]
    07 Dec
    December 7, 2022    
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Are you thinking about converting to Judaism? Are you married or engaged to someone Jewish and want to learn more? Did you grow up attending [...]
    08 Dec
    December 8, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South When African Americans and Cajuns cooked Eastern European Ashkenazic dishes for Jewish families in the deep [...]
    08 Dec
    December 8, 2022    
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
    Why Dialogue Matters features Dr. Matthew Tapie, Friar Henry Fulmer OFM, Rabbi David Maayan, Rabbi Rachel Blatt, and Rabbi Joel Simon. Location: Congregation Schaarai Zedek, [...]
    09 Dec
    December 9, 2022    
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Erev Shabbat Service
    December 9, 2022    
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Shabbat Service: Join us in the sanctuary at Schaarai Zedek! You may also join from home: Watch on our Website Watch on Facebook Watch on [...]
    10 Dec
    December 10, 2022    
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Join us as we continue the weekly journey through the Torah! https://zedek-org.zoom.us/j/3331022972?pwd=WDcxblZnQzhPby80amsrYkYwRjBQdz09 Meeting ID: 333 102 2972 Passcode: rabbiweiss
    10 Dec
    December 10, 2022    
    9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Join a congregant/certified yoga instructor in a morning yoga class. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate. Yoga mats will be provided or [...]
    10 Dec
    December 10, 2022    
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Enjoy a casual Shabbat morning service at Schaarai Zedek. We will provide bagels and you are welcome to eat during the service. Coloring books will [...]
    10 Dec
    December 10, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Make your own TASTING BOARDS with Life is Gouda Saturday, December 10, 6-8 PM Babysitting available on site for kids 4+ Have you ever wondered [...]
    11 Dec
    December 11, 2022    
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    11 Dec
    December 11, 2022    
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Have a bagel and a cup of coffee at Café CSZ on Sunday morning. Join the conversation. Greet friends, fellow parents, and other congregants. Café [...]
    11 Dec
    December 11, 2022    
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    11 Dec
    December 11, 2022    
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Join fellow Brotherhood members and invited guests as we hit the links at Par-Bar for mini-Golf, Sunday, December 11, at 3 PM. This is a [...]
    11 Dec
    December 11, 2022    
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    12 Dec
    December 12, 2022    
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    13 Dec
    December 13, 2022    
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    14 Dec
    December 14, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join Rabbi Weiss as take a look at the world of mussar, a centuries-old Jewish approach to finding moral principles and building personal virtues. Take [...]
    15 Dec
    December 15, 2022    
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Senior Luncheon Entertainment: Armando Diaz, Frank Sinatra Impersonator Armando Diaz is one the most highly-acclaimed Frank Sinatra Tribute Artists in the country. For the past [...]
    Erev Shabbat Service
    December 16, 2022    
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Shabbat Service: Join us in the sanctuary at Schaarai Zedek! You may also join from home: Watch on our Website Watch on Facebook Watch on [...]
    17 Dec
    December 17, 2022    
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Join us as we continue the weekly journey through the Torah! https://zedek-org.zoom.us/j/3331022972?pwd=WDcxblZnQzhPby80amsrYkYwRjBQdz09 Meeting ID: 333 102 2972 Passcode: rabbiweiss
    17 Dec
    December 17, 2022    
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Join us for Schaarai Zedek’s Annual Snow Day and Havdalah! Put on your mittens and jackets and come to Schaarai Zedek to play in the [...]
    17 Dec
    December 17, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Join us for an evening in the SNOW! Latkes, s'mores, a firepit and more! We can't wait to see you come celebrate our Winter Wonderland! [...]
    18 Dec
    December 18, 2022    
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    18 Dec
    December 18, 2022    
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Have a bagel and a cup of coffee at Café CSZ on Sunday morning. Join the conversation. Greet friends, fellow parents, and other congregants. Café [...]
    18 Dec
    December 18, 2022    
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Celebrate the first night of Chanukah at Armature Works as our clergy lead traditional Chanukah blessings and songs. After the candle lighting at 6:15 PM, [...]
    19 Dec
    December 19, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara A New York Times Best Mystery Novel of 2021 Set in 1944 Chicago, Edgar Award-winner Naomi Hirahara’s eye-opening and [...]
    19 Dec
    December 19, 2022    
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cookie Decorating and Chanukah Crafts in our Chanukah Jammies, what could be better? Join us for an evening for our families with preschool aged kids. [...]
    20 Dec
    December 20, 2022    
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Join us at Congregation Schaarai Zedek as we celebrate the third night of Chanukah. We will have a latke bar, sufganiyot, and other yummy foods, [...]
    21 Dec
    December 21, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join Rabbi Weiss as take a look at the world of mussar, a centuries-old Jewish approach to finding moral principles and building personal virtues. Take [...]
    21 Dec
    December 21, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    An exciting evening for friends of all ages! Enjoy eight stations (one for each night of Chanukah), including a Chanukah dinner, crafts, and an opportunity [...]
    22 Dec
    December 22, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Spread the light and laughter of Chanukah! Comedian David Glickman will share the WORLD PREMIERE of his new comedy show. Enjoy menorah lighting, socializing, dinner, [...]
    22 Dec
    December 22, 2022    
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Our annual SchZFTY Sock Swap is here! All 9-12 graders, join us on Thursday, December 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. An exciting aspect of our sock swap [...]
    23 Dec
    December 23, 2022    
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Join us for a traditional Chanukah dinner before Shabbat services. Bring your own Chanukiah and candles to help Schaarai Zedek illuminate our halls before services. [...]
    Erev Shabbat Service
    December 23, 2022    
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Shabbat Service: Join us in the sanctuary at Schaarai Zedek! You may also join from home: Watch on our Website Watch on Facebook Watch on [...]
    24 Dec
    December 24, 2022    
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Join us as we continue the weekly journey through the Torah! https://zedek-org.zoom.us/j/3331022972?pwd=WDcxblZnQzhPby80amsrYkYwRjBQdz09 Meeting ID: 333 102 2972 Passcode: rabbiweiss
    25 Dec
    December 25, 2022    
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    28 Dec
    December 28, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join Rabbi Weiss as take a look at the world of mussar, a centuries-old Jewish approach to finding moral principles and building personal virtues. Take [...]
    29 Dec
    December 29, 2022    
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Erev Shabbat Service
    December 30, 2022    
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Shabbat Service: Join us in the sanctuary at Schaarai Zedek! You may also join from home: Watch on our Website Watch on Facebook Watch on [...]
    31 Dec
    December 31, 2022    
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Join us as we continue the weekly journey through the Torah! https://zedek-org.zoom.us/j/3331022972?pwd=WDcxblZnQzhPby80amsrYkYwRjBQdz09 Meeting ID: 333 102 2972 Passcode: rabbiweiss
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