The HUGS consortium includes thirteen north suburban congregations that provide ritual programming for children and adults with special needs and their families.

(in alpha order)

Am Shalom (Glencoe)

Am Yisrael (Northfield)

Beth Hillel Congregation B'nai Emunah (Wilmette)

B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (Deerfield)

Congregation Beth Am (Buffalo Grove) 

Congregation Beth Judea (Long Grove)

Congregation Beth Shalom (Northbrook)

Congregation B'nai Tikvah (Deerfield)

Moriah Congregation (Deerfield)

North Shore Congregation Israel (Glencoe)

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (Highland Park)

Or Shalom (Vernon Hills)

Temple Beth El (Northbrook)

Upcoming Events


Jewish holiday and Shabbat programs for children and adults with special needs and their families. Most programs are free of charge and open to the Jewish community (registration is required).


Healthy Understanding

Growing Spaces

Celebrate with us!  Jewish holidays and Shabbat are for everyone! You are welcome in all of our congregations.

H U G S 
The HUGS Consortium is hard at work planning for 5780.
Check back soon to find the details for these upcoming programs!

HUGS friendly Purim CarnivalsMany synagogues and temples open their carnivals early to accommodate families with special needs.  Quieter, less people, less tumult but same fun for all! Please check yourlocal synagogue for their carnival info.

Chocolate Seder 

Sunday April 5th

2 - 3:30 pm

at Congregation Beth Shalom,Northbrook

Free, Registration Required

Eli by March 27th.