Synagogues in 60102 Zip Code
Common Judaic Terms
Synagogues are consecrated temples where members of the Jewish faith meet for prayer, reflection, theological instruction and occasional organized social events. The following list of terms might help you understand a few of the traditions and rituals that take place in synagogues:

Chabad: A Hebrew abbreviation for the words Chochmah, Binah and Da'at, meaning "wisdom, understanding and knowledge." The Chabad philosophy emphasizes mental control over human emotion, and that every worldly component is the result of direct intervention from God.

Shul: The Yiddish word for synagogue. Shul is derived from the German "schule," meaning "school."

Torah: The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, which, according to the Jewish tradition, were dictated to Moses from God.

Talmud: A collection of writings that essentially contain the ethical, historical and philosophical foundations of the Jewish religion.

Siddur: A book containing daily prayers, as well as prayers for the Sabbath, the new moon and different holidays.

Shalom: A Hebrew term used as a greeting. Shalom can be translated to mean "peace," "completeness" or "fullness."

Rabbi: A Jewish spiritual leader. Rabbis are expert in Talmudic scholarship, and provide guidance to their communities.

Hasidism: A combined sect of Orthodox Judaism that emphasizes piety and equality between common people and the learned spiritual elite in terms of innate holiness.

Orthodox:Members of the Jewish faith that closely adhere to strict Talmudic teachings and philosophies.

Purim: A holiday in the Jewish tradition that celebrates the delivery of the Jewish people from slaughter by Queen Ester and Mordacai. It is celebrated by giving charitable donations, the reading aloud of passages from the Scroll of Ester, and wearing masks and costumes.

337 Mcclure Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
330 Division St
Elgin, IL 60120
300 Hillcrest Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
330 Barron Blvd
Grayslake, IL 60030
225 Mchenry Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
701 W Aptakisic Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
314 Mchenry Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
16296 W Aptakisic Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
25W560 Geneva Rd Ste 10
Carol Stream, IL 60188
200 W Dundee Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090
616 N Bridgeport Ter Ste B
Lake Villa, IL 60046
200 Taub Dr
Deerfield, IL 60015
9401 Margail Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60016
14 Chicory Ln
Deerfield, IL 60015
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
2095 Landwehr Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
3545 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
3433 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
755 Huehl Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
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