Shavuot 2021 • 5781

Saturday, May 15

9PM • Havdalah followed by Shavuot Rabbinic Panel: The Torah of Transitions: The World is Reopening – This Shavuot weekend, hear what our tradition says about emerging into a new reality (virtual)
Featuring Rabbis
Shoshanah Conover, David Wolkenfeld, Craig Marantz, Ezra Balser, D’ror Chankin-Gould, Lizzi Heydemann and Frederick Reeves.
This program will be closed captioned.
Click here to register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sunday, May 16

2PM – 4:30PM • Young Family Tikkun Lil
Anshe Emet’s Tikkun LIL is outdoors and in person! Families with kids 3 years to 4th grade are invited to join in this delicious and engaging preparation for Shavuot! Pre-registration is required, and this program is shine-only. Create, engage in a story walk, and of course make a Mt. Sinai cupcake!
10 families are invited per shift. Three shifts from 2pm-4:30.
Register here
Questions? Please contact Max Handelman mhandelman@ansheemet.org

3PM – 7:30PM • USY Virtually for Teen Shavuot
Learn from teens and educators across the country.  For more information on sessions and registration click here.  

9PM • Erev Shavuot Evening Service (livestream)

9:30PM • Seventy Faces of Torah with Anshe Emet Clergy (livestream)
Rabbi Siegel on Rashi; Rabbi Russo on Dr. Tamar Kedari; Rabbi Chankin-Gould on Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

11:45PM • Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot (in-person)
We will have 3 different rooms for learning, each with a capacity of 50 people.
Room One Schedule:  11:45am – 12:30; 12:45 – 1:30;  1:45 – 2:30;  2:45 – 3:30
Room Two Schedule:   12:00am – 12:45; 1:00 -1:45; 2:00 – 2:45;  3:00 – 3:45

Room Three Schedule:  12:15am – 1:00;  1:15 – 2:00; 2:15 – 3:00; 3:15 – 4:00
Learn about each session
Register here

Monday, May 17

4:30AM (approx.) Early Morning RCM Shavuot service

We would love to have you for this unique opportunity for an early morning service to welcome in the first morning of Shavuot!
Sign up by adding your name to this spreadsheet, on the “Shavuot Day 1” tab.
If you have any problems signing up, feel free to email Rabbi Russo at drusso@ansheemet.org.
Looking forward to having you, bright and early!

9:30AM • Shavuot Holiday Service in Sanctuary (livestream)

We are so excited to welcome you for in-person Shavuot service for May 17.  Congregants can choose main floor or balcony ( please note that the balcony is not handicap accessible).    Congregants will be seated with members of their household, will need to be masked within the Synagogue and will space themselves 6 seats apart from the next household.  We want to give every congregant the opportunity to attend these in-person offerings, and we kindly ask that you sign up for one service this month. Once capacity is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list.
Register for Monday’s in-person service
For more information, please contact Amy Karp: akarp@ansheemet.org.

Tuesday, May 18

9:30AM • Shavuot Holiday Service with Yizkor in Sanctuary (livestream)

We are so excited to welcome you for in-person Shavuot service for May 18 (with Yizkor).  Congregants can choose main floor or balcony ( please note that the balcony is not handicap accessible).    Congregants will be seated with members of their household, will need to be masked within the Synagogue and will space themselves 6 seats apart from the next household.  We want to give every congregant the opportunity to attend these in-person offerings, and we kindly ask that you sign up for one service this month. Once capacity is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list.
Register for Tuesday’s in-person service
For more information, please contact Amy Karp: akarp@ansheemet.org.

9:30AM • RCM Shavuot Holiday Service with Yizkor (on the field)

Feel free to join us for this lay-led, outdoor service including yizkor (at approximately 10:45 am).
Sign up by adding your name to this spreadsheet, on the “Shavuot Day 2” tab.
If you have any problems signing up, feel free to email Rabbi Russo at drusso@ansheemet.org.


Shavuot programs and services at Anshe Emet are brought to you in partnership with these organizations: Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, Central Synagogue of Chicago, Chicago Loop Synagogue, ChiTribe, Emanuel Congregation, The JCC Sydney N. Shure Kehilla, KAM Isaiah Israel, Lakeview Beit Midrash, Mishkan Chicago, Rodfei Zedek, Silverstein Base Hillel, Temple Sholom of Chicago.