Emanuel Congregation

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

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Established in 1880 by fourteen German and Czech families, Emanuel Congregation is a Reform Jewish Congregation of 400 families, dedicated to learning and celebrating our heritage through worship services, classes, and life-cycle events. Emanuel members value education with 200 students in our religious school and many opportunities for adult education. We offer a welcoming atmosphere, a diverse membership and a warm and caring community.

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Discussion Group – Reform Zionism

Discussion Group
Reform Zionism: In Search of Clarity

Sundays, Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 2014, 10:15 am.

The events in Israel this summer raise questions for many about what Israel means individually and collectively for us. In this three part program, Rabbi Zedek and Marlene Dodinval (Emanuel member and District Director of ARZA) will lead a discussion of what Zionism can mean for us; including, if, how and why we may relate to Israel; and what meaning is there in the concept of “Reform Zionism.”

RSVP: reservations@emanuelcong.org 

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Chanukiah Workshop, Sunday, November 23, 12:15 pm

Chanukiah Workshop Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12:15 pm, Lederer Hall

Our own Marty Cohen sponsors this fantastic afternoon where we make our own Chanukiot (Chanukah menorahs) out of clay.  Marty will then fire the Chanukiot, and they’ll be ready to use at Emanuel’s Chanukah Dinner (December 21, 2014).  You don’t want to miss this great family program.  Lunch will be available for purchase from the Emanuel Sisterhood!

This program is for Emanuel Members only. 

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WRJ Film Series: “A Song For You”

The first in a series of films at Emanuel this year, “A Song For You” will be shown on Sunday, December 7, at 1:00 pm.  A documentary essay, the film tells the story of the 1943 escape from the Nazis of the Karp family. Crossing the Pyrenees on foot with the help of the French Resistance, they were on the run for five harrowing years, sometimes only steps ahead of Hitler’s troops.

The story is told through interviews with the filmmaker’s mother, segments of a book her father wrote, home movies, photographs, documents and historical footage.  The writers/directors will be on hand for discussion and questions after the showing.

Click HERE for more information.

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Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman Video: We Are The Stories We Tell


Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a wonderful appearance by Rabbi Schaalman, who recently spoke to a group of Federation staff: www.juf.org/interactive/default.aspx?id=420656

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Reform Judaism Blog

Check out RJ.org, the Reform Judaism blog! Browse the newly reconfigured RJ.org blog, and subscribe to feeds to stay current with all the “News and Views of Reform Jews” online! We guarantee you’ll learn something new.  Try it!

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