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Walking Together: Making Community

5959 Online - Your Virtual Village. Making Community, Healing the Soul, Enlightening the Mind, and Lifting the Spirit. 

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A Message from Our Leadership

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We are excited to be a part of such a warm and vibrant congregation that has served the Chicago reform community for 140 years!

Emanuel Congregation continues to grow and emphasize our value of building community, celebrating our joyous events and comforting one another in our sorrows. Inspired by the richness of our collective Jewish past, we offer a contemporary focus on Jewish ritual, values, and heritage as we embrace our commitment to a tradition while creating our own individual connection to our Jewish future.

Emanuel Congregation is the place to explore what it means to be a Jew in the twenty-first century. Regardless of what reasons motivate you to pursue your religious beliefs, our goal is to have a place for everyone.

David Rakofsky

Michelle Drucker Friedman

Congregational Cantor
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We welcome all who wish to join us. Our diverse community includes and welcomes interfaith families and LGBT individuals and families.


If you are interested in a synagogue that prides itself on being open, genuine and inclusive; if you want a place to explore and find your own place as a Jew in the 21st Century; if you're looking for a great group of people who care and support each other, please take us up on our invitation and visit us soon.

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