Emanuel Congregation


5959 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
773/561-5173 info@emanuelcong.org

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Emanuel Brotherhood
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The Emanuel Brotherhood is affiliated with Men of Reform Judasim (MRJ) and with the Chicago Council of the MRJ. Both of these organizations offer services from which Emanuel may draw, such as program, social, and religious programs. The Men of Reform Judaism mission is to serve Jewish men, Reform Congregations, and its local congregations.

The Chicago Council meets on a regular basis so that the various Brotherhoods can share ideas and to help them understand how to take advantage of the services offered by MRJ.

For Over 100 Years, the Jewish Chautauqua Society has provided knowledge and education about Jews and Judaism, has brought about an appreciation of the Jewish people, their history, religion, and culture, and has built bridges of understanding between peoples of all faiths and cultures. JCS is the interfaith education program of the MRJ.

MRJ’s Reform on Campus Program (ROC), provides direct financial grants to groups that seek to strengthen Reform Judaism on college campuses. MRJ’s goal is to encourage the creation of quality programs of Jewish content that will appeal to a broad range of Reform college students. ROC funds make possible student initiated creative shabbats and retreats, opportunities to bring noted speakers to campus, initiation of social action programs, and make prayer books available. First initiated in 1994, over 300 campuses have been recipients of MRJ/ROC grants. For more information on acquiring Reform on Campus Grants contact the UAHC College Department at: www.keshernet.com or call (212) 650-4070

For Our Sake, As Men…MRJ Sponsors the ACHIM Corps Project
Initiated in 1996, MRJ’s “Achim Corps Project” refers to the programs and modules MRJ has developed to give brotherhood members the opportunity to explore and celebrate, through study, worship and service, issues of concern to Jewish men. Taking seriously the need for organized men’s programming, MRJ, working in conjunction with Rabbis, MRJ lay leaders, and educators, has created a series of programs which speak to the new needs of local Brotherhoods. We seek to develop innovative programs that speak to our members as fathers, sons, brothers, spouses, friends, and especially, as Reform Jews. Our goal is to increase our ranks with men ready to transform their renewed links to Reform Judaism into an active expression of commitment to perform mitzvot for their temple and their community.

The Emanuel Brotherhood has a new slate of officers and board members:

In accordance with the provisions of the Emanuel Congregation Brotherhood bylaws, the following is presented as a notice of the slate for the Brotherhood Board for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

There will be a vote for this slate at the June 6, 2012 Brotherhood meeting. All Brotherhood members are welcome to attend.

President……………………………………..Dave Fleischman
Treasurer……………………………………..Phil Arendt
Co-Vice President, Membership……..Dan Sniderman
Co-Vice President, Membership……..Barry Glaser
Recording Secretary………………………Steve Marx
Corresponding Secretary……………….Scott Yanes

Board……………………………….Werner Heimann
Board……………………………….Phil Medwed
Board……………………………….Floyd Manilow
Board……………………………….Bob Morris
Board……………………………….Jerry Yusen
Board……………………………….Mike Doyle
Board……………………………….Sam Sagi

 

For questions or information, please contact David Fleischman.