Welcome to Anshe Emet Synagogue

  • Young Families

    Anshe Emet is blessed with a strong, vibrant Young Families Community. Families with children ages 8 and under are full participants in the life of Anshe Emet.

  • Youth Engagement

    Anshe Emet's Youth Groups are a great way to find opportunities for social action, Israel education, religious and social activities. We offer fantastic programming for children in kindergarten through senior year!

  • Adult Engagement

    Anshe Emet has many opportunities for Adult Engagement, including Something for Us, The Men's Club, Bridge Sisterhood, blessed with a strong, vibrant Young Families Community. Families with children ages 8 and under are full participants in the life of Anshe Emet.

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Shabbat This Week

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Friday, March 6 at 5:29 p.m.

Havdalah Candle Lighting

Saturday, March 7 at 6:29 p.m.

Friday, March 6

Shabbat Evening Service at 6:00 p.m.
YAD Service and Dinner at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

Tefilla Yoga at 8:30 a.m.
JBC Class at 9:00 a.m.
Parshat Hashavuah at 9:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service at 9:30 a.m.
Hannah Davis becomes a Bat Mitzvah
Torah: Exodus 30:11 - 34:35 (Ki Tisa) 
Haftarah: I Kings 18:1 - 18:39
Rose Crown Minyan at 9:30 a.m.
Shalom Shabbat at 10:00 a.m.
Family Youth Service / Jr. Congregation at 10:45 a.m.
Shachar Tefilla Yoga at 11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Mincha at 1:15 p.m.

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Anshe Emet Shushan Funk Schpiel 2015


Purim Family Dinner

Wednesday, March 4 (Erev Purim!) | 5:15 p.m. | Anshe Emet

Join Anshe Emet for our Family Purim Dinner at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. The cost of dinner is $15/adult, $10/children 5 and older. Children 4 and younger are free. Please register online athttp://tinyurl.com/PurimFamilyDinner2015


Anshe Emet Presents: Two Megillah Readings, a Potluck, and a Purim Party - Oh my!

Wednesday, March 4 (Erev Purim!) | 6:15 p.m. | Anshe Emet

Sanctuary Megillah Reading at 6:15 p.m.
The Story of Esther read in crazy voices by our top-notch readers, and lots of booing Haman's name!
No Frills Megillah Reading (in Malkov!) at 6:15 p.m.
This fast-paced reading of the Megillah will be followed by a delicious potluck dinner. Please click here to sign up to bring a kosher (dairy/pareve) item here (nut free, please!).
Shushan Funk Partay with DJ Aluminum following the Megillah Readings

Purim Morning Minyan, Megillah Reading, and Purim Seudah (Festive Meal) Breakfast

Thursday, March 5 (Purim!) | 6:50 a.m. | Anshe Emet

Please join us on Thursday, March 5 for Morning Minyan and Megillah Reading at 6:50 a.m., followed by Purim Seudah (Festive Meal) Breakfast.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

March 2, 2015 | 11 Adar 5775

Dear Friends: 

I am writing to you from the AIPAC Policy Conferences. This year more than 16,000 Pro-Israel supporters have gathered in Washington, D.C. including 50 from Anshe Emet Synagogue. This morning Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of the unshakable bond between United States and Israel enumerating the many ways that the Obama Administration has assisted Israel militarily but also made the point that while the United States concerns itself about its security, the state of Israel must concern itself with threats to its existence. The Prime Minister went on to say that of all the challenges that Israel faces, its greatest threat is a nuclear Iran. 

As we all know, the speech that the Prime Minister will give to the joint sessions of Congress has created an uproar. I have acknowledged my concerns about this speech in a recent sermon, which can be found at http://www.ansheemet.org/SiegelSermonTetzaveh5775. However, the issue has been and continues to be the grave danger that a nuclear Iran presents to the world. Beyond the partisan politics of the moment, the personality conflicts of world leaders, and the near hysteric rhetoric of a 24 hour news cycle is the importance of the words that Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak tomorrow. What he has to say needs to be heard and weighed by Congress and the American people. As the negotiations between United States and Iran comes to a conclusion: 

  • Please take a moment to contact your elected officials in Congress and encourage them to attend.
  • Please take the time to read the speech in its entirety once it's made public and share it with others if you are comfortable in doing so. 

As we approach the holiday of Purim, may we yet be blessed to live in a time when the all too real Hamans are silenced. May our brothers and sisters in Israel and all human kind yet know the type of, "Light, Joy, Mirth and Gladness" just as the Jews of Shushan experienced long ago. 

Rabbi Michael S. Siegel


Sustaining Fund 5775

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Hazzan Mizrahi's 25th Anniversary

Come celebrate with
in honor of his 25th anniversary
at Anshe Emet Synagogue
Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Mediterranean Fare, Live Music, and Dancing

4043 North Ravenswood Avenue | Chicago, Illinois
Cash valet and street parking available.

Fortissimo ($10,000)
Forte ($5,000)
Crescendo ($2,500)
Mezzo Forte ($1,800)
Sforzando ($1,000)

Susan Rackoff Bedows
Irene and Brian Caminer

Please contact Mimi Weisberg if you have any questions
or would like more information about sponsorship:
[email protected] or 773-868-5123