News & Events :: Share Shabbat at Emanuel!
Come and find out how Corned Beef links the Jews to Ireland at this month’s Share Shabbat!
Register by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 at 5:00 pm.
News & Events :: PURIM at Emanuel!
|Purim at Emanuel|
Saturday, March 15, 7:00 pm at Emanuel
You’ve read the book, now see the movie! We will screen and discuss the Hollywood version of the Purim Story as presented in the blockbuster film, One Night with the King. Although this event is open to all, it is geared toward adults.
Click HERE for more information.
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purim Spiel and Carnival, March 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for the Purim Spiel (this year’s theme has nautical flair) and stay for the Carnival hosted by the Junior and Senior Youth Groups. Fun and games and good food for all! Tickets for the games and food will be available to purchase that day.
The “Cake Walk” is back for the Carnival!
We need contributions of baked goods to make the Cake Walk a sweet success. Please bring nut free items,
packed “to go” to Lederer Hall the morning of the Carnival.
Join Emanuel Congregation in a Purim Drive for the ARK. Click HERE for more details.
News & Events :: February Share Shabbat!
Deadline is Wednesday, February 12, at 5:00 pm.
Join us on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:30pm!
Have you registered yet?
News & Events :: ECRA Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Please consider joining Emanuel for the Edgewater Community Religious Association Interfaith Thanksgiving Observance on November 24.
Join with people of many faiths at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 W. Foster Ave. Chicago IL 60640) on Sunday, November 24 at 3 PM to give thanks with our neighbors. Sponsored by the Edgewater Community Religious Association.
News & Events :: Chanukah Dinner 2013!
News & Events :: Free Iftar Dinner honoring Rabbi Schaalman at Emanuel
News & Events :: Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman Video: We Are The Stories We Tell
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a wonderful appearance by Rabbi Schaalman, who recently spoke to a group of Federation staff: www.juf.org/interactive/default.aspx?id=420656
News & Events :: New Biography of Rabbi Schaalman
A Brand Plucked from the Fire: The Life of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman.
The biography acknowledges his place in the development of twentieth century Reform Judaism. Born in Munich in 1916, he left Germany in 1935 to study at Hebrew Union College, Reform Judaism’s seminary in Cincinnati. Leaving behind the increasingly dangerous situation in Nazi Germany, he went on to become one of the most distinguished rabbis of his generation. Convinced that humankind’s future was related to the ability of people to accept and embrace “difference,” he has devoted his life to promoting interfaith understanding and dialogue. For this work, he has won numerous awards and achieved international recognition.
Ordained in 1941, he went on to serve as rabbi in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Eight years later, he moved to Chicago to take on the job of Midwest Regional Director for the Reform movement’s synagogue organization. A few years later, he became the senior rabbi of Emanuel Congregation. Through his work in educational, civic, and religious organizations, he became one of the most respected rabbis to serve Chicago’s Jewish community.
In the 1980s, he formed a warm friendship with Chicago’s Archbishop, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. So close was their friendship, that when Bernardin was on his deathbed, he asked Schaalman to participate in his funeral. It was the first time in history that a rabbi spoke at the funeral of a Cardinal.
Looking back over a lifetime of service, Schaalman, who is now ninety-seven, says his two most significant achievements are his work in establishing the first youth camp of the Reform movement, and his term as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
Limited copies of A Brand Plucked from the Fire: The Life of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman are located in the Emanuel office. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the book, for a suggested donation of $36.00, please contact the office at 773-561-5173, and we can place one aside for you.
News & Events :: Special Synagogue Office Closings
Reminder: The Synagogue Office is closed on Monday, January 21, 2013 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
News & Events :: Key Teams
Emanuel is growing, and as we grow, we become more ambitious in our plans and activities. Every year we ask how we can best serve our members and community. How can we carry out such important activities as education, event planning, fundraising, member welfare, and special events? How do we keep in touch with what our members want and need? Most of our activities fall into four areas or Key Teams; but we can’t do any of this without you! We will meet monthly in these four groups: (more…)