Emanuel Congregation

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

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Worship :: Holidays

The cycle of the Jewish year is celebrated at Emanuel starting with the High Holy days in the fall. Celebrate Sukkot with the religious school students, then dance and unroll the Torah during Simchat Torah. Winter is forgotten at the Chanukah dinner where members light hundreds of candles and eat hundreds of latkes together. The religious school students lead Tu BiSh’vat observance and address environmental issues for the New Year of the Trees.

There is a raucous reading of the Megillah at the religious school Purim Carnival. Later the adults gather for a dinner and show to celebrate the victory of Hamen. Join the Women of Reform Judaism for a pre-Pesach Women’s Seder in preparation of the holiday or the congregational Seder sponsored by the Brotherhood on the second night of Pesach. In the spring we celebrate Shavuot, when the 10th grade confirmation class joins the adult community and leads services. The cycle nears completion with recognition of Tisha B’Av, then we return to High Holy days and the start of a new year. Worship services are open to the public, please join us.

Shabbat services are Friday nights at 8:00 pm and Saturday mornings at 11:00 am. The monthly Early Service is at 6:30 pm and Share Shabbat dinner follows at 7:15 pm., check the calendar or contact Emanuel office for dates. Please note: on nights with an Early Service and Share Shabbat dinner, there is no 8:00 pm service.

On most Saturday mornings, two adult study opportunities are available at 9:30 am: Torah Study with Rabbi Emeritus Herman Schaalman in his study, and Advanced Hebrew Study with Rabbi Michael Zedek in the library.  Confirm dates with the office.