Who we are

The Secular Jewish Community & School (SJCS) is a member-run organization committed to teaching and celebrating Jewish history, culture, music, literature, values and identity in a secular, humanistic context.

Our School

Sunday school meets three times a month from 9:30-noon during the school year. We offer classes for Pre-K through 8th grade, including Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation.

Children learn about Jewish traditions, major festivals, and biblical heritage from a social and cultural perspective. At all levels, children join the adults for singing in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English.

What we celebrate

We celebrate selected Jewish holidays and events in an inclusive and participatory setting for adults and children alike.

    Holidays we celebrate as a community:
  • Rosh HaShana
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Hanukah
  • Tu B’Shevat
  • Passover
  • Purim

How to join

Just show up. We meet most Sundays from 9:30-noon, September through May (see calendar for schedule) at Irving Elementary School, 1125 S Cuyler Ave Oak Park, Ill. We also have an Open House every September.

For more information, contact:
Elisa Lapine