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Expanding Our Volunteer Base with Action Teams

Shalom Chevrei: I hope you are all well and enjoyed a meaningful holiday season. It was a blessing to see so many of you over the last month. It is always inspiring to pray with you and find meaning with you, as well. I am proud of all our volunteers who made the chagim work so well, and, in general, I want you all to know how much I appreciate any gift of time and effort given so freely on behalf of our congregation. As I think about how better to advance our mission, I can’t help but wonder how much an expanded volunteer base would help the cause. To that end, we are initiating a number action teams that need your presence and thoughtful engagement. These action teams will imagine new idea

A Message from Board President Leah Jones

L’shana tovah, Emanuel Congregation! It was wonderful to see so many of you at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. I hope that your year has a sweet beginning and you shared meaningful moments with your family, friends and community members. We are officially celebrating our 140th anniversary as a congregation and I wanted to invite you to three events happening the weekend of October 19th and 20th. Open House Chicago, www.openhousechicago.org, is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings in Chicago. For the first time ever, Emanuel Congregation has been included in this festival and we will be opening our doors to the public both days. T

A Message from Director of Operations Jessica Katz

Happy Monday, Chevrei! We are just about finished with the aseret yemei teshuva, the 10 Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As we sing in services, "on Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom Kippur it will be inscribed." This is a time of year steeped in more Jewish observances than usual- 4 holy days (plus a fast day and regular Shabbat services) all within the space of a month. Here in the synagogue office, it is our busiest time of year. On Rosh Hashanah II, I spent time with my family, and I was surprised to see Yahrzeit plaques when I walked into my mother's home. My great-grandparents, Esther and Joseph, had been affiliated with the oldest congregation on the Mississippi Riv

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