Shabbat and Holidays
OneTable helps make Friday night dinner prep a breeze! This means people that are post-college/pre-family can take advantage of OneTable's Shabbat resources to host Friday night dinner or be a guest at one, too.
The OneTable website is a lot like Airbnb for Shabbat dinner. You can post a dinner, or sign up to attend one any week of the year. Keep your dinner private, semi-private, or make it totally public. Here's how it works: dinner hosts get a $15 credit per person (up to $150 per dinner) redeemed online for groceries or dinner delivery. Head over here to get started.
If you want to bounce around some new ideas or have any questions about food prep, drink, or ritual, feel free to dial a OneTable Shabbat coach through the OneTable website.
High Holiday Guide
Below are a few High Holiday options located around the Chicagoland area. Please contact Carol Guzman, Campaign Associate with questions at email@example.com or call 312-444-2847.
TIP: If your parents belong to a synagogue, have them ask about reciprocal tickets. Often these tickets offer you FREE admission to attend a local synagogue of the same denomination. For example, if they belong to a reform synagogue, have your parents call your synagogue and they may be able to get you free Temple Sholom, Sinai Congregation, or Emanual Congregation High Holiday Tickets.
1. Anshe Emet- Conservative
3751 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60613
Anshe Emet Synagogue seeks to encourage involvement and create a special sense of belonging for all those who walk through our doors. The synagogue is committed to meeting the religious, educational, social and cultural needs of our members 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.
Price: $72, Young adult fee for ages 21 - 36, ticket sales close on September, 28. Includes all programs below.
2. Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel- Modern Orthodox
540 West Melrose Street Chicago, Illinois 60657
As a Modern Orthodox synagogue, Anshe Sholom transforms traditional halachic observance into meaningful Judaism for today's world. Located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood within the boundaries of the Jack Strulowitz Memorial Lakefront Eruv, Anshe Sholom is a growing, vibrant congregation that emphasizes openness and community. We invite you to join us in a warm, progressive Orthodox environment that welcomes members of varied backgrounds and all levels of religious observance.
Price: $440/ person or half price if one attends ONLY Rosh Hashanah OR Yom Kippur. Includes all programs below.
3. The Chicago Loop Synagogue – Traditional
16 S. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60603
The Chicago Loop Synagogue was founded in 1929 to serve the religious needs of those whose professional or business activities brought them to Chicago's downtown business district. Since then, it has grown to become the city's central synagogue. It is, in a very real sense, the symbol of the Jewish religious presence in Chicago. Citywide events of religious and other significance to the Jewish community are conducted in the Synagogue, and civic and religious leaders of other faiths look to the Chicago Loop Synagogue as a source of guidance and information concerning Judaism and Chicago's Jews.
Price: Free tickets for 22-35 year olds. Must attend focus group within a month or two after services. Includes all programs below.
4. Emanual Congregation – Reform
5959 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660
Emanuel Congregation continues to grow and emphasize our value of building community, celebrating our joyous events and comforting one another in our sorrows. Inspired by the richness of our collective Jewish past, we offer a contemporary focus on Jewish ritual, values, and heritage as we embrace our commitment to tradition while creating our own individual connection to our Jewish future. Emanuel Congregation is the place to explore what it means to be a Jew in the twenty-first century. Regardless of what reasons motivate you to pursue your religious beliefs; our goal is to have a place for everyone.
Price: $360.00/person*must be purchased on Wednesday, September 28. Includes all programs below.
*If the guest or non-member is a member at another Union of Reform Judaism affiliated synagogue they can arrange for complimentary tickets.
5. KAM Isaiah Israel – Reform
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615
KAM Isaiah Israel, founded in 1847, is the oldest Reform congregation west of Ohio. We are known for innovative and creative programming, projects, and people and are distinguished by our membership, scholarship, worship, music, social justice, landmark sanctuary, and powerful history. Our mission is to continue to lead, innovate, and be a light for our congregation, community, and the world beyond. From strength to strength, we build our future on our historic past.
Price: $125/person, includes all programs below.
6. Mishkan – Spiritual Community
The Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60640
The goal of Mishkan High Holidays is nothing less than to leverage the spiritual power of community to recreate ourselves and recreate the world. Our tradition asserts that tikkun atzmi (self-repair) is actually the basic recipe for tikkun olam (healing of the world), and we spend the 10 holy days of repentance from Rosh HaShannah to Yom Kippur creating real-time, face- to-face community of reflection, prayer, and collective transformational power. We immerse ourselves in it for the sake of taking it back out into the world – to uplift, to agitate, to inspire, to challenge, to grow, and to heal.
Price: $54 for one holiday/$88 for both holidays, includes all programs below.
7. Sinai Congregation- Reform
15 W Delaware Pl. Chicago IL, 60610
For 150 years, Chicago Sinai Congregation has remained faithful to its mission as a leader of Reform Judaism and a community of worship, study and kinship for its members. Today, their mission remains as relevant and viable as it was in 1861, but with fresh perspective and renewed commitment. It stands as a testament to the enduring values and principles of Classical Reform Judaism as an authentic expression of faith and commitment to preserving and enriching “the inestimable heritage” of their forebears.
Price: For those under the age of 29 tickets are available for a suggested donation of $50. Must pick up with a valid identification at the Chicago Sinai office, 15 West Delaware Place. For those over 29, tickets are available for a suggested donation of $375.
8. Temple Sholom of Chicago - Reform
3480 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
Temple Sholom is a diverse congregation, representative of our urban demographic. We embody a strong commitment to informed and purposeful Jewish living and the pursuit of human dignity. Jews and Jewish experiences are rooted in the community. To that end, we blend the teachings of our heritage with relevance to secular and modern culture. Our inclusive and participatory worship Services, our commitment to Social Action and our emphasis on Jewish education for people of all ages offer multiple entry points to make membership meaningful. Our Adult Education program—like our Gan Shalom Early Childhood Education Center, Religious School, and Crown Family High School—is flourishing.
Price: $80 for both holidays for young adults ages 26 -34. Includes all programs below.