Emanuel Congregation


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

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Retreats at OSRUI  
Emanuel’s annual retreats combine learning, music and worship into a powerful community-building experience. All the retreats offer participants a chance to stay together on the shores of Lac LaBelle in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin at the Reform movement’s camp, Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute. In fact, Rabbi Emeritus Herman E. Schaalman and his wife Lotte established the camp, the first Reform camp in the nation, many years ago.

Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

The chance to study issues of Jewish concern, get to know one another, and have fun are some of the reasons that the Memorial Day Retreat has been one of Emanuel’s favorite events for many years. If you are new to Emanuel, the Retreat is a great way to meet new friends and spend some time in a relaxed and beautiful environment. Young and old, singles and families are encouraged to attend. Participants meet in advance to discuss program and discussion topics. Please contact the Emanuel office, at 773-561-5173 for more information about any retreat. Children’s programming and babysitting available.

Questions? Please contact the Emanuel office at 773-561-5173.
Want to check out the camp website?  Please go to http://osrui.urjcamps.org/.

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Women’s Retreat

The Annual Women’s Retreat is held every year in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Each retreat focuses on a topic, all amid good food, enthusiastic singing, inspiring services, Torah study, relaxation time, and the general camaraderie of the weekend.

2013 Women’s Retreat

Emanuel held it’s 21st annual Women’s Retreat Feb. 1-3, 2013 with 31 amazing women – including some who have attended all or some of the 21 retreats and first timers as well – in Oconomowoc, WI at the Reform movement’s own camp, OSRUI.  We explored women’s sexuality as dealt with in our sacred texts and within Reform Jewish values.  We learned a lot about each other,ourselves and how to play mah jongg!  The weekend was filled with great conversation, laughs (ask someone about who let the bat into the lodge!), music, food and drink.  After 21 years, these retreats just seem to get better.