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A Few Words from Rabbi Marantz

Shalom Chevrei: There is so much on my mind - in fact, too much to share here. But, for now, suffice it to say, I am sad that Tani Prell Epstein has left her position as our Director of Jewish Learning and Engagement. While I feel good about her next steps at the Art Institute, I wish our journey together as colleagues at Emanuel had lasted longer. I will miss Tani’s warmth, her imagination, her energy, and her consistent professional presence. I have always admired Tani’s discipline, organization, and dedication. She has been a noteworthy role model for me day-to-day and throughout our various change projects. I am most proud of and thankful for her service to our community. During

A Few Words from Director of Operations Jessica Katz

Dear Chevrei, There are 42 days until Erev Rosh Hashanah. The office began planning for September 29th at the beginning of July, and were very excited to be getting things ready alongside the clergy and board so as to provide the most comfortable and welcoming observance possible. Emanuel continuously strives to participate in the URJ's 2020 vision of Audacious Hospitality- the aspiration that everyone can feel at home in the Jewish community- and this year's High Holy Days will be another example of how we open our doors to our congregants, the community, and beyond. I love picking our ticket colors- it's a relatively small decision, but I have a list of all the colors we've used sin

A Few Words from Rabbis Craig Marantz & Carlie Daniels

Shalom Chevrei, I’m happy to be back from OSRUI. I enjoyed two weeks connecting with campers and staff, helping them create authentic and inspiring experiences of mind, body, spirit, and of Jewish virtue. Today, I include a blog entry I co-wrote with my fellow faculty member, Rabbi Carlie Daniels of Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette. While I introduced our four middot (virtues) last week, here we reflect on how they manifest during our tiyulim—our field trips. Rabbi Daniels writes about rock climbing, and I reflect on bicycling. Enjoy! The Moshavah chanichim (campers) just returned from their final tiyulim, trips, of the session, and we, the segel (unit faculty), were happy to accompany them on

A Few Words from Rabbi Marantz at OSRUI

Shalom from Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in sunny Oconomowoc, WI! What an amazing privilege it is to be here immersed in Jewish life with some 15 young people from Emanuel--from chanichim (campers) to madrikhim (counselors). We are having a collective blast and are proud to represent Emanuel. Every time I witness us sing or pray or learn or speak Hebrew or hang out or do myriad other things to dive in to our Judaism, I feel special kavod (respect) for Rabbi Herman and Lotte Schaalman, who not only built up “our house” at 5959 North Sheridan but did so here, too, at 600 Lac La Belle Drive. Speaking of kavod, this summer the segel (faculty) have introduced four middot (virtues

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