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A Few Words From Our Executive Director

Words cannot express how happy I am to be back within the Emanuel community! I’ve enjoyed catching up with those I already know and love meeting the new (to me) faces. I hope to meet all of you over the next few months. Please know my door (also my zoom link) is always open for a coffee date! One thing you may not know about me is over the last several years as I continued (and still continue) my Jewish learning, I became a student of Mussar. Mussar is a Jewish based, spiritual development approach to awareness, wisdom and transformation. Each class focuses on a specific character trait with the belief that we all have these traits. What is unique, is where each of us currently falls on that

Shalom Hartman Institute Study at Emanuel

Shalom Friends: I’m happy to report this evening we conclude our first foray into Shalom Hartman study. The Shalom Hartman Institute, headquartered in Jerusalem, builds its approach to Jewish engagement based on the vision that “great ideas, and the leaders who embody them, are the way to a better Jewish future.” They are also an outstanding contributor to Israel literacy around the world. It is one of my most important goals to equip you with an excellent Israel education, and Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage initiative is an essential and inspiring approach. As we complete our current curriculum, “Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship,” we have talked a lot about what it wi

A Few Words from Rabbi Craig Marantz

I’m happy to welcome Sarabeth Salzman as our new Executive Director. Throughout the selection process, Sarabeth has inspired me with her warmth, purpose, and trustworthiness. I feel we are blessed to have her - again! Sarabeth and I have talked about how good administration is like good pastoral care - both comfort. Those of you who know Sarabeth know that she will lift us up while putting us all more at ease. And, because Sarabeth is such a mission-driven professional, with a real skill for connecting with our people, I know we’ll make more effective progress in improving upon our 140-legacy and enhancing our capacity as a rising and innovative 21st-century collective force for good. Since

Announcing Our New Executive Director and High Holy Task Force

Shalom, As promised during Shabbat services this weekend, we are pleased to share two important updates and introductions. Sarabeth Salzman, Executive Director After working in non-profit management within the Jewish community for over 14 years, Sarabeth is excited to rejoin Emanuel Congregation! Her educational background includes a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, with a graduate certificate in Jewish Communal Service (Sol Drachler Program). Since living in Chicago, she has worked at Emanuel Congregation, Temple Jeremiah and as a year-round staff member with Beber Camp. (Her oldest son, age 10, was a little too happy to learn she would no longer be at camp with the

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