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Blessed are you, Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe who commands us to take care of the community.

Let your tzedakah support Emanuel Congregation


Happy 140th Anniversary!

As we near the end of our 140th Year, we seek to raise $200,000 by the end of our fiscal (June 30, 2021).

We are in the midst of our year end appeal and are participating in #GivingTuesday for the first time.

Emanuel membership dues do not cover the full cost of serving our community, and, during this pandemic, we will rely on our endowment more heavily than ever. We look to you, our members, neighbors, friends and family, to support our congregation through our Fund For Good.

Please join us and consider making a gift of $140 or more.  

  • The good news for our members, friends, family, and extended community is that the CARES Act will favorably impact your charitable deductions through December 31, 2020 – even if you do not itemize! To learn more about the CARES Act, click HERE.

Fund For Emanuel


The Fund for Emanuel is an unrestricted fund. For example, it is not designated for (restricted to) building repairs, travel and transportation, and/or library books.


The Fund for Emanuel is used where funds are needed most. It supports virtual programming during this pandemic including our growing youth group and teen programming, online speaker series and study groups, social justice initiatives, High Holy Day production, upcoming virtual Share Shabbat, and so much more.


It opens our doors, real and virtual, to all who seek richer, more meaningful lives.


Emanuel Congregation is your neighborhood congregation, wherever you live, and we are grateful you are here.


Please support Emanuel with a gift to our Fund for Emanuel.

Thank you & Todah Rabah

For additional questions about donations please contact the Emanuel office: 773-561-5173


Happy 140th Anniversary Emanuel!

People have been choosing Emanuel Congregation for 140 years! See the list below to see some of the #140reasons. Why do you choose Emanuel? Share your reason by sending an email message or short video to

Women's Retreat

Jr. Choir

Rabbi Craig Marantz

Share Shabbat

Ham It Up Band




Lake Michigan

Cantor Shelly Friedman


Ruthie Seidner

Stained Glass Window


Dedicated Security Team

Rabbi & Lotte Schaalman Legacy

Warm & Welcoming

Congregational Retreat

Holiday Celebrations

B'nai Mitzvah

Chanukah Dinner


Rabbi Michael Zedek

2nd Night Seder

Travel to Israel

Holiday Market

Chanukiah Workshop

Mitzvah Day

Stitching Ladies

Friendly Administrative Staff

Miriam's song

Force for Good


Family Services

Tikkun Olam

Knitting Ladies


Pastor Greg Sabetta





Adult Education

Speaker Series Lectures

Helpful Facilities Team

Sisterhood Cafe

Sheridan Road

Men of Emanuel



Purim Spiel

Care for Real


Beach view

Adult Choir

Youth Groups



Lifecycle Events

Gardening Club

Maot Chitim

Talmud by the Lake

Torah Toast

Camp CAR


Tikkun Chicago

Open House Chicago

Tashlich on the Lake

Passover Escape Room

Pride Shabbat

Sukkah near the Lake

Tikkun Olam Book Club


and more, click HERE!

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