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Virtual Gathering: Where, When and How to Find Us Online!

*A Zoom How-To Guide can be found at the bottom of this page
*click here to see our School and Youth Offerings

Updated Friday, March 27


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Friday, March 27 at 5:15pm
Tot Shabbat Sing-a-Long via Zoom
Meeting ID: 479 086 103

Friday, March 27 at 6:10pm
Oneg Shabbat via Zoom
Grab a nosh, then join us in our Zoom Room to connect with the congregation.
Meeting ID: 895 184 619

Friday, March 27 at 6:30pm
Shabbat Service
Livestream and Facebook

Saturday, March 28 at 9:00am
Shabbat Morning Service
Livestream and Facebook

Saturday, March 28 at 10:00am
Torah Study Minyan via Zoom
Meeting ID: 866 639 503

Every Monday-Thursday at 5:45pm
"Almost Daily" Minyan
Zoom and Facebook
Meeting ID: 192 054 700

*Need help connecting to Am Shalom's Livestream or Zoom calls?
Please contact Alyssa Latala at or 847.606.5168.

*Would you like a hard copy of Mishkan T'filah Prayer Book or Torah Commentary? Please fill out this form.

You can find a digital Mishkan T'filah prayer book here. It is also on our livestream page, along with a link to this week's yahrzeit list. Our complete Zoom and livestream schedule, along with instructions for joining the gatherings, can be found here.


Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00am
Current Events with Rabbi Phyllis via Zoom
Meeting ID: 425 881 516

Wednesday April 1 at 12:00pm
Scholar-In-Your-Shelter: Mike Hollander via Zoom

"Heavenly and Earthly Jerusalem"
An exploration of Jerusalem, past, present, and future through the poetry of Israel's late national poet, Yehuda Amichai.

Mike Hollander is a Jewish Educator and one of our beloved world tour guides, and we're thrilled to welcome him back to Am Shalom for this virtual session.
Meeting ID: 668 702 939

Thursday, April 2 at 10:00am
HaLaila HaZoom: 
Preparing for an Online Passover
Bring your burning Passover questions!

Let's start to talk about how we'll plan for seder meals using Zoom and other digital platforms. Rabbi Phyllis will show you some resources and talk about how we can help you!


Sunday, March 29 at 11:00am
Shir Chadash Meet Up
1-312-626-6799 (meeting id: 335-720-689)

Monday, March 30 at 12:30pm-1:00pm
Lunchtime Piano Meditation with Ken Smith
Meeting ID: 760 914 514

Tuesday, March 31, 11:00am-1:00pm
SHIRA B'YACHAD (Singing Together) 

Join Cantor Markowicz on Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 7 “one-on-one” for 10-15 minutes of SHIRA B’YACHAD! Space is on a first come first service basis. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, April 1 at 3:00pm
Hava Nashira Meet Up
(312) 626-6799 
Meeting ID: 670 416 437

Thursday, April 2 at 3:00pm
Ruach Choir Meet Up
Meeting ID: 454 465 294

Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm
Koleinu Meet Up
Meeting ID: 277 542 395


Wednesday, April 1 at 8:30pm
Laila Toast

Take a load off, raise a glass, and Zoom in for Happy Hour!
Meeting ID 967 038 382

Friday, April 3 at 8:00pm
(Virtual) Dinner with Friends 

Tune into Am Shalom's 6:30pm Shabbat service, then "zoom" over to meet up for Dinner with Friends. BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner).
Meeting ID 939-203-171


Zoom is a free technology for calling and videoconferencing. You do not need a personal Zoom account to use it.

  • Zoom has step-by-step instructions on how to use it here.
  • This is also a good guide to using Zoom.
  • This is the simplest video on how to “join a meeting”

How you can use Zoom

  • You can use Zoom on your computer, iPhone, Android phone, or Mac.  
  • You can use it on your desktop or download an app on your computer or phone.
  • You can listen in by landline phone as well. 

Video and Microphone

  • If you have a camera on your computer you can participate by video (or turn it off).  
  • If you want to talk you must have a microphone or call in on the phone.  

Here are some good basic requirements and directions

On your phone:

  • On your iPhone or Android - download the app from the App Store/Google Play - search for Zoom Cloud Meeting and download the app.

Once you are on the Zoom class/conference/meeting - with our without video, on your phone, tablet or computer:

  • Make sure you are in a relatively quiet place. If you talk to someone else when you are unmuted we can hear you.  
  • Consider earphones, or headphones.
  • In a large group we will mute you.  

Advanced instructions:  

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