History

Anshe Emet Synagogue is one of the oldest Conservative congregations in Chicago. Founded in 1873, the congregation was originally located on Sedgwick Street. We have been at the present site since 1929 and have a long history of being a center for Torah study, cultural activity, and Israel and social justice advocacy. In addition to a variety of prayer services, we provide a broad range of programming including educational opportunities, presentations by speakers renowned in the Jewish world, and fulfilling social justice projects.

Anshe Emet Synagogue seeks to encourage involvement and create a special sense of belonging for all those who pass through our doors. We welcome interfaith families, people of all abilities, races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Whether you are an individual or in a partnership, Anshe Emet is committed to meeting your religious, educational, social, and cultural needs within the framework of the Conservative Movement. In keeping with the teachings of Judaism and the spirit of Klal Yisrael, Anshe Emet recognizes its responsibility to serve the Jewish community, the wider community, and the State of Israel.

Use this resource booklet to learn about our history and to gain a better understanding of the Shabbat morning service.