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Kadima! A Jewish Reform Synagogue Serving Deerfield and Chicagoland!

"At Kadima we encourage our members, adults and children, to think for themselves and to develop ethical values and a commitment to spiritual growth." -Rabbi David Oler, Ph.D.


 Social Action Activity Report

The Kadima Bike Donation social action activity was a great success on Sunday August 17th.

Kadima congregants and other donors were most generous, donating 16 bikes at Deerfield Cyclery for the Holy Spokes mentor program.

A tax deductuble receipt was given for each bike donated. All who participated had an enjoyable time.

The generosity and efforts of all bicycle donors and of the staff at Deerfield Cyclery were much appreciated.

If you still have a bike to donate and were unable to make it, you can bring your bike(s) in to Deerfield Cyclery at your convenience. You will get a tax voucher, a smile, and
a big thanks from your congregation.

Until next time.

Randy McCool
Social Action Chairman

 Tuition Waiver

Our religious school announces a new family membership tuition waiver for the 2014-2015 school year,
for new students under 11 years of age.

 2014 High Holiday Schedule 5775

The Schedule for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur High Holiday Services have been announced, non-members and the unaffiliated are always welcome, Click here for details

 Kadima's Religious School

We are very excited about our new and innovative religious school schedule. Classes for grades k-7 meet for two hours on Friday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 from September through May, culminating in a school wide service each week, enabling the students to experience Shabbat together. In addition the 6th grade meets...Click to learn more

 Visit Us

There are many ways for you to see the New Reform Congregation Kadima:

Join us for our Monthly Family Dinner
Come to a Shabbat Service
Visit one of our Saturday Adult Learning Groups
Schedule a meeting with our Rabbi
Inquire about our High Holiday schedule for 2014 / 5775

Please email or call 847-229-9500 for more information.

 Rabbi David Oler

An inspiring speaker, educator, and counselor, Rabbi David Oler brings to Congregation Kadima a wealth of enthusiasm, creativity, rabbinic experience, and vision. The rabbi is deeply committed to our congregation and to the Jewish Community at large. He reaches out with warmth and caring to ensure that congregants feel welcome, understood, and supported. He seeks to foster a cohesive community concerned...Learn more

 Our Purpose

Our mission is to provide for our members and their children, regardless of cultural background, opportunities for spiritual growth and character development, through the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, sensitivity in interpersonal relations and pursuing deeds of loving kindness. We draw inspiration primarily from Jewish sources and offer a spiritual home to seekers with doubts regarding conventional religious ideas and practices. We affirm pluralism and respect for diversity and invite all kindred spirits to join us.

Specifically, we undertake the following goals:...Lean more