Shabbat Services

Friday Night/Erev Shabbat Services

Shabbat Evening Service

A traditional congregational service for all that welcomes Shabbat with joy most weeks. Anshe Emet’s Shabbat Evening Service is held at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner • 1st Friday • 5:45pm

We would love for you to join us for our monthly Shabbat service and dinner. At 5:45pm families with babies to kindergarten age will join Rabbi Donni Aaron and Max Handelman for a musical and story-filled service. Families with older elementary school students will gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited and extended Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. The services will each end at 6:30pm, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner. After that, the gym will be open for some play time. 

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Young Adult Division Shabbat Service and Dinner • 1st Friday • 7:15pm 

On the first Friday night of every month, Young Jewish Adults in their 20’s and 30’s lead a Friday night Shabbat service, with a D'var Torah (teaching of Torah) from one of our rabbis. And it’s followed by a delicious dinner! We’d love for you to join us to meet other young adult Jews in Chicago.

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Shabbat As You Are • 2nd Friday • 6:30pm 

A musical Shabbat experience with Rabbi Donni Aaron, Rabbi D'ror Chankin-Gould, and Naomi Weiss-Weil, Shabbat As You Are meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30pm! The service is specially designed for families with middle school and high school youth (5th-12th grade) and open to people of all ages.

We sit in the round, come dressed as we are (jeans are welcome), sing spirited prayers along with guitar, drums, and more! The service will be one hour and will be followed by a vegetarian pot-luck dinner.

Lakeview Minyan • 2nd and 4th Friday • 6:30pm

Lakeview Minyan is an intentional community for people of all ages that meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 6:30pm for a spirited, traditional, egalitarian service. On the 2nd Friday of the month Lakeview Minyan also hosts a vegetarian potluck dinner immediately following services. Anshe Emet members are invited to join the Lakeview Minyan community for services and potluck dinners.

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Shabbat Shelanu • 3rd Friday, Beginning April 21 • 6:45pm

Shabbat Shelanu is a Shabbat for Us! A new Shabbat experience designed for congregants 50+ to connect with your Anshe Emet community. To register, click here.

Shabbat Morning Services

Tefillah Yoga • 8:30am

A weekly prayerful yoga place led by Rabbi Heather Altman, in which you are guided through an exquisite inner prayer service, matching yoga postures and sequences with themes and key words of traditional Jewish prayers on Shabbat mornings at 8:30am in the Rose Crown Room.

Through intentional movement and devotion, participants feel the essence of prayer in their breath and body. Rav Yoga themes include gratitude, standing in the flow of blessing, unity, peace and breathing/moving/living soul in each sacred moment. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours!

Sanctuary Shabbat Morning Service • 9:30am

Our Rabbis, Hazzan and Ritual Director welcome you to a beautiful Shabbat experience at 9:30am each Shabbat. Whether celebrating a Bar/Bat Mizvah, an Auf Ruf, baby naming or commemorating other life cycle events, prayer participation and Torah Study are at the core of this spiritual service.

Rose Crown Minyan • 9:30am

Anshe Emet Synagogue's Rose Crown Minyan meets every Shabbat morning at 9:30am in Malkov Chapel. The Minyan is an intimate, traditional service, committed to egalitarian and participatory worship. Run completely by lay people (with the occasional assistance of our clergy) since 1994, the Minyan offers a more traditional alternative to the main service, with a full P'sukei D'zimrah (introductory Psalms) and a complete Torah reading each week. 

Shabbat Mincha Afternoon Service

Every week after Kiddush lunch, join us for Shabbat Mincha (afternoon) services. This will take place either at 1:15pm, or after a speaker (at approximately 2:00pm).

Youth and Family Services 

We offer Youth and Family Services each Shabbat. Click here to learn more.