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Thank you for being a part of our community this High Holy Day season!

You may revisit our virtual services on our YouTube Channel:


High Holy Days 5783/2022

We hope you will join us again, next year:

Rosh Hashanah 2022 will begin in the evening of Sunday, September 25, 2022
and ends in the evening of Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Yom Kippur 2022 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, October 4, 2022
and ends in the evening of Wednesday, October 5, 2022.


Tickets are required for the following in-person congregational services (refer to the schedule above to see dates and times): Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur. If you have questions, please call the Emanuel office at 773.561.5173.

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Member Tickets

All members in good standing receive High Holy Day tickets for themselves and dependent family member/s whose primary residence is at the members’ home. Tickets are not transferable. For dues payments received by August 20th, tickets will be mailed. Tickets requested after August 20th will be held at the welcome table.

Members Guest Tickets

Members in good standing may purchase guest tickets for a discounted rate of $100.00 per guest adult. Please contact the Emanuel office to purchase guest tickets.


Non-Member Tickets

Non-members may purchase tickets $360.00 each. Non-members can apply this fee towards Emanuel membership dues until 12/31/2021. Non-member tickets can be purchased online, click HERE.


URJ Reciprocal Tickets

Emanuel Congregation participates in the URJ Reciprocal Seating program. If you are a member in good standing and will be spending the High Holy Days out of town, let us know so that we can help arrange for you to use your tickets elsewhere: 773-561-5173 or info@emanuelcong.org.


We are unable to replace lost tickets. If you have lost your tickets, please be prepared to show a photo ID.

If you have additional questions about tickets for our in-person High Holy Day services, please call the Emanuel office at 773-561-5173.

Family Services

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services are aimed to engage families with young children, but all are welcome! A suggested donation of $90 per family when attending both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services is kindly requested. Please register in advance at https://ecfamilyservices5782.eventbrite.com

Parking and Transit


Off-site parking locations near Emanuel Congregation are available at the following locations for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

  • St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Road (cross street Hollywood)

  • Sacred Heart Schools, 6250 N Sheridan Road & 6215 N. Kenmore (enter off of the alley)

Please check the schedule below for availability. Shuttle Buses will make continuous trips between Emanuel Congregation, Sacred Heart, and St. Andrews. Please note that there will be no off-site parking or shuttle buses on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 8.

Off-site Parking and Shuttle Bus Schedule:

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Monday, 9/6

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church and Sacred Heart School from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, 9/7

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church and Sacred Heart School from 8:00am – 2:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Wednesday, 9/8

Emanuel parking lot only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kol Nidrei: Wednesday, 9/15

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Yom Kippur: Thursday, 9/16

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church from 8:00am – 6:00pm

Mobility Accessible Parking: Limited parking is available in the Emanuel lot for those with mobility concerns on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Emanuel office to request an Emanuel lot parking pass: info@emanuelcong.org or 773-561-5173. Please reserve parking in advance, even if you have parked in the Emanuel lot in previous years.


Public Transportation: For those wishing to avoid the hassle of traffic and parking, Emanuel Congregation is easily accessible by public transportation. This includes the CTA Red Line (Thorndale Station) and multiple bus lines including bus #151, #147, #136, and #36. Please visit www.transitchicago.com to view routes, schedules, and plan your trip.

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 Emanuel

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 Emanuel. The Fund for Emanuel 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.


The last date to submit an entry was August 6. This year's Book of Remembrance will be available for congregants to pick-up on Yom Kippur. We are also working on a way to mail the book to those who will not be attending services in person. 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 date for packing and for delivering the food is Sunday, August 29. If you are interested in participating in this mitzvah, please click HERE for more information.

  • Blood Drive - There is a critical need for blood nationwide. You can be a life saver! Emanuel Congregation is hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile Coach on Sunday, September 12 from 9am to 2pm. If you are interested in donating blood, please make an appointment at www.vitalant.org, click “Donate Now,” search zip code 60660, and scroll down the page to search by group code J221. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

  • 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 more 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 are joining our services from home, you can use this online prayer book to follow along with our service. You can also find beautiful readings to use during Yom Kippur afternoon:



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!