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Host an Event at Am Shalom

Life cycle events provide a wonderful opportunity to stop time, and to acknowledge our connections to God, our Jewish history and traditions, and to each other.

Our primary goal is to provide a meaningful and joyous experience for your family within the tenets and traditions of Reform Jewish practice and the customs and traditions of our congregation.

Please read this page carefully, and then contact us with any questions. We are delighted to share in the preparation for your family's simcha.

For B'nai Mitzvah-Related Celebrations:

Dana Poncher
B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator
847-835-4800 x339

For All Other Room Rentals:

Lisa Kaplan
Chief Operations Officer                   
847-835-4800 x213

Celebration Options

If you've decided to host your event at Am Shalom, consider the length of the event, the room size you'd like. 

Review this chart for room capacity, party timing, and pricing. This will give you an idea of what you may wish to rent for your event. 

If you'd like to clarify the room spaces, here are the room diagrams.

Ready to Request Your Rental?

By now, you've chosen a room, a party timeframe, and you're ready to secure your space!

For B'nai Mitzvah Celebrations, please click to access and complete the B'nai Mitzvah Celebration Agreement. Please note, you must be logged into the Am Shalom website to access the agreement. The form will not submit without a deposit.

For all other types of events, please contact Lisa Kaplan at 847.835.4800 x 213.

Preferred Vendors

As you begin to plan your celebration or gathering, please consider Am Shalom's preferred vendors. These professionals are well-versed in our policies and procedures, they have experience working in our building, and they are committed to providing excellent service to our congregation.

While we encourage you to work with these preferred vendors, you are not required to do so.

Click here for the Preferred Vendor Directory

Interested in becoming a preferred vendor? Please contact Leslie Nathan at

Facility Rental Policies & Procedures

For complete details about Am Shalom's policies and procedures around hosting a gathering or celebration, please consult our full facility rental guide. This guide contains important information about:

• Set-up/Clean-up
• Security and Chaperones
• Delivery/Pick-up
• Photography and Videography
...and more

For Vendors

Please review and sign the vendor agreement forms below.



All Other Vendors

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