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High Holy Days Service Schedule 5782/2021


Saturday, August 28 / 20 Elul, 5781

9:00 pm - Nosh and study session at Colvin House

~10:00 pm - Service at Emanuel Congregation

Erev Rosh HaShanah

Monday, September 6 / 29 Elul, 5781

8:00 pm - Service

Tuesday, September 7 / 1 Tishrei, 5782

9:00 am - Family Service. RSVP coming soon

10:15 am - Childcare drop off begins. Registration information coming soon.

10:45 am - Congregational Service

Rosh HaShanah Day 2

Wednesday, September 8 / 2 Tishrei, 5782

10:30 am - Service

Kol Nidre

Wednesday, September 15 / 9 Tishrei, 5782

8:00 pm - Service

Yom Kippur

Thursday, September 16 / 10 Tishrei, 5782

9:00 am - Family Service. RSVP coming soon.

10:15 am - Childcare drop off begins. Registration information coming soon.

10:45 am - Congregational Service

~1:30 pm - Afternoon Engagement opportunities.

More information coming soon.

~3:15 pm - Afternoon services: Ne'ilah, Yizkor, Havdalah

Erev Sukkot

Monday, September 20 / 14 Tishrei, 5782

6:00 pm - Crafts and a family friendly Sukkot service in the Sukkah

Sukkot Day 1

Tuesday, September 21 / 15 Tishrei, 5782

10:30 am - Service

Erev Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Monday, September 27 / 21 Tishrei, 5782

6:00 pm - Service

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Tuesday, September 28 / 22 Tishrei, 5782

10:30 am - Service

Support Emanuel Congregation

Become a New Emanuel Member

Membership dollars ensure that Emanuel is not only able to provide a meaningful High Holy Day season, but also continue to provide quality programming throughout the year. For those who want to join our community, all are welcome! Please visit our Membership page HERE. You may also reach out to us by phone, 773-561-5173, or email, info@emanuelcong.org and we will be happy to help you with the process.

Make a Donation to the Fund For Good

As membership dues do not cover the full cost of serving our community, we look to our members, neighbors, friends and family to support the congregation with a donation to our Fund for Good. The Fund for Good helps support our growing youth group and teen programming, study groups, social justice initiatives, musical programming, holiday celebrations, building maintenance, and so much more. In short, it helps open our doors to all who seek richer, more meaningful lives.


Emanuel Congregation is your neighborhood congregation, wherever you live. Whether you are joining us this High Holy Day season for the first time or connect with us weekly, we are grateful you are here. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Book of Remembrance

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It is a sacred tradition of our faith to honor in prayers and acts of charity the memory of loved ones, particularly when we gather for our High Holy Day Services. As we prepare to return to our Emanuel sanctuary for the High Holy Days, one thing we know is true, there will be Yizkor on Yom Kippur and we will remember our family and friends in our Book of Remembrance.


If you would like to submit an entry into the 5782 Book of Remembrance, click HERE for a blank form, and please return it quickly! To get the book processed and printed in time for Yom Kippur (September 16) we need all submissions in the office by Friday, August 6. Thank you!

Tikkun Olam - Repair the World

Emanuel Congregation is working with the following organizations before and during the High Holy Days in an effort to help repair our world:

  • Maot Chitim - Maot Chitim is the ancient custom of offering food to provide for the poor for the observance of holidays. This year's dates for packing non-perishables is Sunday, August 22nd, and for delivering the food is Sunday, August 29. If you are interested in participating in this mitzvah, please click HERE for more information.

  • Care for Real - To help our neighbors in need this winter, we will be collecting items needed by Carefor Real to help serve their clients this winter. More information to come.

  • Shalva - When you donate a used cell phone or iPad, Shalva sends them to a recycling company and then receives money to help fund their much needed services to women healing from abuse. To learn more and how to donate to Shalva, click HERE.

  • The Ark - Annual Food Drive. The Ark is collecting kosher, non-perishable foods to distribute to its clients for the High Holy Days and beyond. More information about The Ark's Annual High Holy Day Food Drive coming soon.

  • Mazon - A Jewish Response to Hunger. Click HERE to learn ore about this organization.

Machzor (Prayer Books)


Emanuel Congregation uses Mishkan HaNefesh, Machzor for the Days of Awe. Should you wish to purchase your own copy, they may be purchased from the publisher, CCAR Press, or they might also be available at Rosenblum's in Skokie, 773-262-1700.


Emanuel Congregation has some machzorim to loan to those who will be attending services in person. Large print versions are also available.


If you have questions or need assistance, email us at info@emanuelcong.org or give us a call at 773-561-5173. We're here to help!