Holidays and Festivals



Wednesday, March 20 
Megillah Reading

Register here for our Young Family Dinner | 6pm-6:45pm 
Early Bird Price| Member Family: Free; Non-Member Family: $18
After March 14 | Member Family: $25; Non-Member Family: $36

Young Family Megillah Telling with Story & Songs | 6:45pm-7:15pm 
Early Ma’ariv in Reich Room| 6:45pm
Sanctuary Megillah Reading | 7pm
No-Frills Ma’ariv Megillah Reading in Malkov Chapel | 7:30pm

Purim Party

Register here for our Purim Party & Silent Auction | 8:30pm
Early Bird Price | Members: Free; Non-Members: $10
After March 14 | Member: $10; Non-Member: $18

Kids Purim Party (9 and under) | 8:30pm

Special Silent Auction Item: One-Year Parking Space (April 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020) 
Opening bid: $1,000 | Contact Mimi Weisberg at 773.868.5123 for bids or information.


Quiet Space: Anshe Emet is happy to provide a quiet space for children who need a break from the large crowds and loud noises on both the 17th & 20th.  Adult supervision is required. 

Anshe Emet strives to be an open and accessible synagogue to all. Financial constraints should not keep you or your family from enjoying synagogue programs.
If you need financial assistance to attend, contact Boni Fine: [email protected] | 773.868.5115

Proceeds from the Silent Auction during the Carnival & Purim Party benefit USY’s Tikkun Olam Fund and USY Scholarships. With special gratitude to our Purim Partners, The Barkoff Family.





Shalosh Regalim (The Three Festivals)

Anshe Emet provides a wide-range of activities in preparation for Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot for young and old. Our services are similar to Shabbat, but each has its own musical and theological personality. Geshem, the prayer for rain on Shemini Atzeret (holiday immediately following Sukkot), Tal, the prayer for dew on Passover, and, of course, Yizkor, the prayer of remembrance of loved ones, are mystical moments that should not be missed. Simchat Torah, immediately following Shemini Atzeret, is a special treat for young children, with the parading of the Torahs and special silly tunes to prayers. Please join us!
To chant Torah or lead a part of a Festival service, or for more information, please contact Naomi Weiss at [email protected]/773-868-5113.
Anshe Emet observes Hannukah, Purim, Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Tu B'Shevat (New Year for the Trees), Tisha B'Av (the Ninth of Av), and Rosh Chodesh (New Moon), fully embracing the whole of the Jewish year and cycle.
Purim night is a noisy celebration full of excitement and laughter as we listen to the Megillah (Scroll of Esther) and watch performances in costumes. 
If you are interested in learning how to chant the Megillah for Purim, or Eicha (Lamentations) for Tisha B'Av, please contact Naomi Weiss at [email protected]/773-868-5113
Rosh Chodesh is celebrated in Daily Minyan, which begins at 6:50am on those weekday mornings to accommodate Torah readings and Hallel (the special prayer of praise).