Anshe Emet Live!
Friday, May 17
7:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet
Anshe Emet Live is a community-wide musical service! Come join your friends and make new ones as we celebrate Shabbat in an interactive community service. This event is open to the entire Jewish community. Oneg Shabbat to follow.
For more information, please contact Raquel Johnson
Israel Bonds, Anshe Emet Synagogue, & BZAEDS Celebrate Israel's 65th Anniversary
Sunday, May 19
4:00 p.m. at Anshe Emet
Click here to register for the Anshe Emet, BZAEDS, and Israel Bonds event.
Gilad Hekselman Special Jazz Concert
Tuesday, May 21
7:00 p.m. at Anshe Emet
Critically acclaimed guitarist Gilad Hekselman brings his stellar New
York Trio to Chicago, celebrating the release of his fourth
album “This Just In” on the Jazz Village label of Harmonia Mundi.
Since his arrival to New York in 2004, Gilad Hekselman has been earning a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in
New York. In only four years this native Israeli has shared the stage with many top names from the New York jazz scene.
Born in Israel in 1983, Gilad studied classical piano from age six to nine before going on to guitar and from age 12 to 14 he
was performing regularly with the band of a weekly children’s television show. At 15 he entered the Thelma Yellin School of
Arts, graduating with Excellence from the Jazz Department at 18. For additional information on Gilad, visit: http://www.giladhekselman.com/
Tickets are $10. Visit http://conta.cc/10nnhzw
to purchase your ticket(s) today!
This performance is one of many available throughout the Chicago area during Israel Jazz Festival Week. For complete
Festival information, visit http://isra.li/jazzfest
Women’s Learning Group
Wednesday, May 29
7:30 p.m. at Jennifer Seidner's home
Come join us for a text study on the female characters in the Book of Ruth on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Jennifer Seidner’s home. We will be discussing what it means to be selfish and what it means to be selfless. Is either model better? Is there a balance between the two? What decisions do we make in our lives?
The class will be led by Tamar Cytryn. Please join us (and bring a friend) for a wonderful night of conversation, learning and friendship.
Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect and can provide you with the address. You can RSVP by visiting http://bit.ly/112af3r
Questions may also be directed to Jodi Rosen
BBQ & BASEBALL AT MILT'S
Wednesday, May 29
8:00 p.m. at Milt's
Join the Anshe Emet
Men’s Club on May 29th as we make our inaugural visit to Milt’s BBQ For
The Perplexed. Enjoy a buffet of mouth-watering cuisine as we are
treated to a talk by Minneapolis author John Rosengren. His new book
HANK GREENBERG: The Hero of Heroes has been called “warm-hearted,
intelligent” and “first rate.” This will be a special event you won’t
want to miss!
Cost is $36 per person. Click here to register. The deadline to register is Sunday, May 26.
Questions? Contact the Men's Club.
Attention Actors, Designers and Playwrights! Be a part of Anshe Emet Synagogue’s Theatre Project
Tuesday, June 11
6:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet
A note from John Ragir: Rabbi Siegel and I recently met to discuss the idea of forming a theatre group that would ultimately occupy a small theater space in the Synagogue’s long-range expansion plans. In preparation for that possibility, we are looking for congregants and others who might be interested in organizing an on-going theatre group on Tuesday evenings. We are looking for actors, designers and playwrights. Volunteers need not be active at Anshe Emet.
The program would include acting and improv classes, and lectures by guest theater artists. Suggested projects include: table reading of plays, both published and in-progress; Harold Hirshman suggested we do a chamber reading of “The Tenth Man” by Paddy Chayefsky; a reading of the classic play “The Dybbuk,” by S. Ansky and/or “The Golem,” by H. Lievick. We are also interested doing readings of new plays from playwrights who are active in the group.
For more information, contact John Ragir