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Upcoming Programs and Events
  • Beyond RIghtA 6-part course on The Values That Shapes Judaism's Civil Code Learn More
  • Well-Connected CourseA Series of Classes for Women Learn More
  • Israel QuestA brand new program from our Jewish Enrichment Program.
    For ages 5-12
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About Chabad
Chabad Jewish Center of Oak Park-River Forest offers a wide range of Jewish classes, programs and services. Creating a home for Jewish Life in the Oak Park River Forest area
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Learning & Inspiration
  • A Living LegacyWe are not celebrating the past, but something very real, in the present. Read More
  • How the Experts Got It So WrongWhy was the story missed by inarguably erudite and engaging professionals? Read More
  • Shabbat Is 3 TammuzThe Anniversary of the Passing of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of Righteous Memory Read More
  • 10 Must-Read Books With Some of the Rebbe’s Most Essential TeachingsA growing number of works make the Rebbe’s wisdom more accessible than ever Read More
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Shabbat & Holidays
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Weekly Torah Portion
Upcoming Holiday
Jul. 16 - Aug. 7
Daily Thought
Some believe that life is simply about each person doing what he or she must do. For them, there are no great differences between us. One may be wise, another thoughtless, one a pragmatist, the other a dreamer, one looks heavenward, the other earthward. But life is not about thoughts or dreams or heaven. Life is about what you do. They are right, but they are also wrong. Life is about doing, but the doing must shine. It must shine such a brilliant light that this whole world of doing will transcend itself. To shine with that light, we must be plugged in. We must be connected together as a single organism, bonded by those souls that...