Holidays

A High Holy Day Shofar Greeting from Don Cagen



In this New Year of 5781, we look forward to a year filled with hope, happiness, good health, kindness, and love. We are taking this extraordinary opportunity to delight and inspire you.

Members and their guests will have access to all of our services, in all of our prayer spaces: The Main Sanctuary, Blum Community Hall and The Media Center (previously Malkov Chapel Services). INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

Download or Print Our High Holy Day Ticket Registration Instructions


Tickets and Guest Passes

Sanctuary Members – 2 tickets plus 12 guest passes
Blum and Malkov Chapel Family Members – 2 tickets plus 8 guest passes
Blum and Malkov Chapel Individual Members – 1 ticket plus 6 passes
Basic Members – 1 ticket plus 2 guest passes
Young Family Members – 1 ticket plus 2 guest passes
YAD Member – 1 ticket plus 1 guest pass

Remember:
Each ticket = 1 device
Each guest pass = 1 device

How to Register

Step 1: One member of your family must go to: www.ansheemet.org/holidays (or the top of this page!)
Step 2: Click on the Register and Login tile. Then, on the next page, click at the top on the yellow button that says Register. Complete the registration form. Once completed, you will receive an email from us thanking you for your registration.
Step 3: Within 48 hours, if you have renewed your AES membership, you will receive
an email from us with your Username and Password.

How to Use Your Tickets

*Please remember each ticket = one device
Go to: www.ansheemet.org/holidays
Click on Register and Login tile. Then on the next page, click on the yellow box at
the top that says Login, click and use your Username and Password to log in to
services. The first time you log in, a popup screen will prompt you to enter your
personal Name and Email Address.https://www.ansheemet.org/

How to Use Your Guest Passes

* Please remember each guest pass = one device
Send your friends and family your Username and Password to log in to services.
Tell them to go to: www.ansheemet.org/holidays
Click on Register and Login tile. Then on the next page, click on the yellow box at
the top that says Login, click and use your Username and Password to log in to
services. The first time you log in, a popup screen will prompt you to enter your
personal Name and Email Address.

* Please note that all borrowed mahzorim must be returned to Anshe Emet no later than October 5th.


If you are unable to watch our services, please utilize this call-in option to HEAR our High Holy Day Services in the Main Sanctuary: (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 810 3871 1538 | Passcode: 319124


If you need any assistance, we are here to help:

Amy Karp • akarp@ansheemet.org | 773.868.5139

Mimi Weisberg • mweisberg@ansheemet.org | 868.5123


Renew Your Membership

We are so grateful for your continued dedication to Anshe Emet! Please renew your membership and make a meaningful contribution to our Sustaining Fund. We are more than a building, we are a community and we remain open – our hearts, our service, our faith and our dedication to you.
 
The Clergy & Staff of Anshe Emet
For assistance with membership, please contact Amy Karp at akarp@ansheemet.org.
Access our member portal here.
 
 

View some of our recent online programs:

Tefillah: The Transformative Power of High Holy Day Liturgy with Joey Weisenberg

Hazzan Elizabeth Berke is joined by special musical guest, Joey Weisenberg, Founder and Co-Director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute. This program is part of our Pillars of Conversation Series for Elul. From Wednesday, September 2, 2020.


From Our Table To Yours

See the spouses of the AES Rabbis will share their favorite Holiday traditions and special recipes. Featuring Janet Siegel, Rebecca Russo and Cantor David Berger. From Thursday, August 27, 2020. View all three recipes here.


This is the Fast  I Have Chosen with Joseph Gitler

See how has Israel responded to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic? Joseph Gitler is the Founder and Chairman of Leket Israel, the National Food Bank in Israel. From Monday, August 24, 2020.


The Big Sorry: Reflections on Forgiveness with Dr. Erica Brown

See this engaging discussion on the topic, The Big Sorry: Reflections on Forgiveness, led by Rabbi Michael Siegel and Dr. Erica Brown.


It’s a Bee’s Life with Leonard Rau

See our Sunday, August 23 program with Anshe Emet’s very own beekeeper, Leonard Rau, as he shows us his amazing collection of hives and discusses the process of making honey, as we enter the sweetness of the Elul season.


Tel Aviv Virtual Tour: The Birth and Growth of the First Hebrew City

See our virtual tour, from Tuesday, August 18. What began as the region’s first start-up, the Jaffa Orange set the ancient city on the path toward modernity. This tour explores the idea of the “First Hebrew City” and examines the reality of how Tel Aviv accomplished its mission.


The Rabbis’ Roundtable

AES member Barbara Gressel moderates this important discussion with Anshe Emet’s Rabbis, Siegel, Chankin-Gould and Russo about Anshe Emet’s plans for Elul and the High Holy Days. From Thursday, August 23.


Let’s Talk About Race

See our program from Thursday, August 13,  with Koleinu, our Racial Justice Committee, as we welcome community leader and AES member, Tani Prell, for this special Racial Justice Training. Our synagogue’s community, and the Jewish community as a whole, are ever growing in their diversity. With an estimated 12-15% of North American Jews identifying as Jews of Color, discussions of race are vital to a thriving and inclusive Jewish future. Join Tani Prell to explore topics of race, privilege and the intersections of race and Judaism.


Tel Aviv Virtual Tour: The Birth and Growth of the First Hebrew City

See our virtual tour, from Tuesday, August 18. What began as the region’s first start-up, the Jaffa Orange set the ancient city on the path toward modernity. This tour explores the idea of the “First Hebrew City” and examines the reality of how Tel Aviv accomplished its mission.


The Rabbis’ Roundtable

AES member Barbara Gressel moderates this important discussion with Anshe Emet’s Rabbis, Siegel, Chankin-Gould and Russo about Anshe Emet’s plans for Elul and the High Holy Days. From Thursday, August 23.


Let’s Talk About Race

See our program from Thursday, August 13,  with Koleinu, our Racial Justice Committee, as we welcome community leader and AES member, Tani Prell, for this special Racial Justice Training. Our synagogue’s community, and the Jewish community as a whole, are ever growing in their diversity. With an estimated 12-15% of North American Jews identifying as Jews of Color, discussions of race are vital to a thriving and inclusive Jewish future. Join Tani Prell to explore topics of race, privilege and the intersections of race and Judaism.


Conversations of Consequence: Hurt People Hurt People

See our event from Tuesday, August 11 with Debra Gittler, Founder and Executive Director of ConTextos, as she discusses how her Jewish values inform her work with young people affected by street violence, poverty and trauma in Chicago, in schools, reentry, workforce development and Cook County Jail. Debra, joined by her colleagues Johnny Page and Darrius McCarty, talks with Rabbi Michael Siegel about the potential of writing and storytelling to promote healing amongst writers, and the power of story to build bridges and complicate prevailing assumptions.


The Jerusalem Cycle: The Eternal Rise, Fall and Exile of the City

See our recent virtual tour with Josh Hartuv and Rabbi David Russo. The story of Jerusalem is that of a city of glorious periods of prominence and fame combined with infamous violent destructions. From King David to Rome, this tour will look at the waves of this pattern over the city’s first millennium.


Why Cheesecake on Shavuot? with Chef Laura Frankel

See our recent Sisterhood program and learn how to make a delicious Cheesecake and other great eats!


Sichot: Conversations of Consequence: Monuments and Historical Memory in America

See our discussion from Tuesday, July 7, featuring Rabbi Siegel, Lisa Sharon Harper (Speaker, Writer, Activist, Artist), Pastor Chris Harris (Bright Star Church in Bronzeville), and Rev. Rob W. Lee IV (Author, Activist, Commentator, Professor and Preacher) on the topic of monuments in our current cultural climate.


Sichot: Conversations of Consequence with Jane Shapiro and Rabbi Karyn Kedar

See our discussion from Thursday, June 25, featuring Rabbi Siegel and special guests, Jane Shapiro, Director of Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, and Rabbi Karyn Kedar of B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, on spirituality in our current state of being.


Sichot: Conversations of Consequence with Dr. Curtis Weiss and Dani Lazar

See our discussion from Thursday, June 18, featuring Dr. Curtis Weiss, a pulmonary and critical care physician working on the front-lines with COVID-19 patients, and Dani Lazar,  Executive Director of Research and Evaluation at Access Community Health Network. Dani is also a part of the Anshe Emet Re-Opening Committee. Topic: In Our Current State of The COVID-19 Pandemic: What Should We Expect Next?


Sichot: Conversations of Consequence with Lonnie Nasatir

See our discussion from Thursday, June 11, featuring Rabbi Michael Siegel and Lonnie Nasatir, President of the Jewish United Fund, on the topic, The future of the Jewish United Fund and the Chicago Jewish Community.


Faith in Crisis

See Rabbi Michael Siegel join Pastor James T. Meeks from Salem Baptist Church, Pastor Chris Harris from Bright Star Church Chicago, and Rabbi Ari Hart from Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue, for the Salem Baptist Church event, Faith in Crisis, from Wednesday, June 10.


Sichot: Conversations of Consequence with Howard Tullman

See our discussion from Thursday, June 4, featuring Rabbi Michael Siegel and Howard Tullman on the topic, The future of technology and how it will apply to the synagogue.


Standing at Sinai at a Social Distance: The Future of Synagogues in a Post COVID-19 World

See our program from Wednesday, May 20, featuring Rabbi Siegel and special guest and scholar, Dr. Ron Wolfson:


The Music of Ruth and More

See our program from Tuesday, May 19, featuring Hazzan Mizrahi, Cantor Elizabeth Berke and Naomi Wiess-Weil:


Virtual Tour of Sinai

See our program from Tuesday, May 19 with Rabbi David Russo and his brother, and professional Israeli tour guide, Josh Hartuv:


Women in Israeli Art & Architecture

See our program from Thursday, April 30 with Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould and Dr. Avi Rose:

 


Yom Ha’atzmaut Cooking Demonstration with Yossi Alhadif

See our program from Wednesday, April 29 with Yossi Alhadif from La Shuk Street Food, a local Middle Eastern restaurant:

Yossi’s Ingredients 

 


Yom Ha’atzmaut 2020: A Conversation with Rabbi Michael Siegel & Yossi Klein Halevi

See our program from Wednesday, April 29:

 


Virtual Tour of Israel

See our virtual tour of significant sites for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, from Tuesday, April 28, led by Rabbi Russo and his brother, Israeli tour guide Josh Hartuv.