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  • Chanukah at ChabadJoin us for a fun Chanukah experience! Public menorah lighting, party, hot latkes, doughnuts and more! Learn More
  • SynagogueJoin us for meaningful Shabbat and Holiday Services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere Learn More
  • StudyJoin an array of classes and courses exploring the ancient Jewish wisdom through a modern lens Learn More
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Upcoming Programs and Events
  • Family Chanukah Festival Learn More
  • Outsmarting AntisemitismA 4-part course on the absurdity of Antisemitism, and how to beat it with purpose, positivity and pride 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
  • The Visionary SoulWhere is that fine line between healthy self-compassion and debilitating self-pity? Read More
  • I Always Feel Like I’m Getting My Parenting WrongIs there any escape from mother guilt and feeling lousy? Read More
  • This Rabbi Launched The World’s First NFT Menorah, And it Actually Can Be LitA Chassidic designer created the digital menorah which blends Judaism and cutting-edge... Read More
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Shabbat & Holidays
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Weekly Torah Portion
Upcoming Holiday
Nov. 28 - Dec. 6
Daily Thought
Joseph had two sons in Egypt. From their names, we learn how a human being can be successful in this world. He named the first son Menasheh, which means to forget. Whenever Joseph called Menasheh, he remembered that this land was causing him to forget his true home and all that his father had taught him. And so he never forgot. He named his second son Ephraim, which means to be productive. Whenever Joseph called Ephraim, he remembered that he had a purpose to accomplish in Egypt, so that his family could eventually settle there in dignity and prosperity. And...