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High Holy Days 5783/2022

Rosh Chodesh Elul 

Friday, August 26 / 29 AV, 5782

5:30 pm - Rabbi Heather Altman and Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman begins spiritual preparations for the High Holidays, as they explore some kavanot (reflections) that allow for introspection and encourage tshuvah (repentance).

Selichot

Saturday, September 17 / 22 Elul, 5782

9:00 pm - Havdalah, Teaching, Discussion & Text Study.

10:00 pm - Selichot Service being led by Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman, Rabbi Toby Manewith and David Hoppe.

 

Erev Rosh HaShanah

Sunday, September 25 / 1, Tishrei 5783

8:00 pm - Service being led by Rabbi Michael Zedek and Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman.

 

Rosh HaShanah Morning Day 1

Monday, September 26 / 1 Tishrei, 5783

9:00 am - Family Service outside at Emanuel Congregation.

10:45 am -Congregational Service (Indoor and outdoor option). Service being led by Rabbi Michael Zedek and Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman.

 

Rosh HaShanah Morning Day 2

Tuesday, September 27 / 2 Tishrei, 5783

10:00 am - Bahá'í House of Worship, a shared service with Temple Jeremiah.

 

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 4th / 10 Tishrei, 5783

8:00 pm - Service being led by Rabbi Michael Zedek and Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman.

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5th / 10 Tishrei, 5783

9:00 am - Family Service outside at Emanuel Congregation.

10:45 am - Congregational Service (Indoor and outdoor option).

1:00 pm - Afternoon Engagement Opportunities - More details are coming soon.

3:15 pm - Afternoon services: Yizkor, Ne’ilah, Havdalah.

 

Erev Sukkot

Sunday, October 9 / 15 Tishrei, 5783

6:00 pm - BYO-Picnic, crafts, followed by a family friendly service in the sukkah.

 

Sukkot Day

Monday, October 10 / 15 Tishrei, 5781

10:30 am - Service led by Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman.

Erev Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 16 / 22 Tishrei, 5783

5:30 pm - Family friendly service culminating in the unrolling of the Torah!

 

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Monday, October 17 / 22 Tishrei, 5781

10:30 am - Service with Yizkor at Temple Sholom.

Tickets

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, 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 (for extended Family)

Members in good standing may purchase tickets for non-member relatives at a discounted rate of $150.00 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 December 1, 2022. 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.

 

Rosh HaShanah

Monday September 26 / 1 Tishrei, 5783

9:00 am - Family Service outside at Emanuel Congregation

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5th / 10 Tishrei, 5783

9:00 am - Family Service outside at Emanuel Congregation

Erev Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 16 / 22 Tishrei, 5783

Family friendly service culminating in the unrolling of the Torah!

Childcare is available for those attending High Holiday Services. Childcare is being provided during the following dates and time:

Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 26

10:15 am: Drop off

Immediately after morning service: Pick up

 

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 5

10:15 am: Drop off

Immediately after morning service: Pick up

 

Cost:

$18 for 1st child

$10 for each additional child

 

Pre-registration is required.

Child Care Services

Parking and Transit

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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. Rosh Hashanah Day 2 will be held at the B'ahai Temple of Chicago. 

Off-site Parking and Shuttle Bus Schedule:

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, 9/25 

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church and Sacred Heart School from 6-11pm

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, 9/26

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

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Tuesday, 9/27

Service in-person only at the  B'ahai Temple of Chicago.

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, 10/4

St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church and Sacred Heart School from 6-11pm

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, 10/5

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

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. There will be Yizkor on Yom Kippur and we will remember our family and friends in our Book of Remembrance.

 

Members can review their entry from last year, make adjustments and submit everything for the Book of Remembrance using this link. Please log into shulcloud first, then click the link so it will provide you with last years information. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the office at 773-561-5173 or info@emanuelcong.org.

Non-Members Option to Add Names:

If you would like to submit names for the Book of Remembrance, use this link. Please note, the recommendation donation allows us to provide this service to the community.  If you have any questions, please contact Devorah Heyman at voheyman@hotmail.com.

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

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

  • Care for Real - To help our neighbors in need this winter, we will be collecting items needed by Care for 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. If you have a used cell phone or iPad that you would like to donate to Shalva, please email info@emanuelcong.org to arrange a time drop it off at Emanuel. For more information about Shalva visit shalvaonline.org.

  • 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)

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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.

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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!