Shabbat and Holidays



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2017 High Holiday Guide for Young Adults

Below are a few High Holiday options located around the Chicagoland area. Please contact Carol Guzman, YLD Campaign Associate with questions at carolguzman@juf.org 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 your parents belong to a reform synagogue, have them call your synagogue and they may be able to get you free Temple Sholom, Sinai Congregation, or Emanuel Congregation High Holiday Tickets.


1. Anshe Emet- Conservative

3751 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60613

Phone: 773.281.1423

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 17. Includes all programs below.

High Holy Day schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20

•6:40 p.m. – Mincha (Malkov Chapel)

•7:00 p.m. – Ma’ariv (Open Seating – Sanctuary)

 

Rosh Hashanah Day I – Thursday, September 21

•8:30 a.m. – Shacharit (Open Seating – Sanctuary)

•9:45 a.m. – Torah Service, Shofar, Sermon, Musaf (Assigned Seating)

•5:30 p.m. – Tashlich, Mincha, Ma'ariv (Clock Tower at Waveland Park)

 

Rosh Hashanah Day II – Friday, September 22

•8:30 a.m. – Shacharit, Torah Service, Semon, Musaf (Open Seating – Sanctuary)

 

Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29

•5:45 p.m. SHARP - (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

•8:30 a.m. – Shacharit (Open Seating – Sanctuary)

•10:00 a.m. – Torah Service, Sermon, Musaf, (Assigned Seating))

•3:00 p.m. – Break with Multiple learning opportunities

•4:15 p.m. – Mincha (Open Seating – Sanctuary)

•5:45 p.m. – Neilah (Open Seating – Sanctuary)

•7:15 p.m. – Shofar

 

 


2. Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel- Modern Orthodox

540 West Melrose Street Chicago, Illinois 60657

Phone: 773.248.9200

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: $220/ person or half price if one attends ONLY Rosh Hashanah OR Yom Kippur. Includes all programs below.

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashana – Wednesday, September 20

  • 6:30 am – Shacharit & Selichot
  • 6:34 pm – Candle Lighting
  • 6:35 pm – Mincha/Maariv
 

Rosh Hashana Tashlich – Thursday, September 21

  • 8:15 am – Pesukei D'Zimra
  • 8:45 am – Shacharit
  • 10:50 am – First Shofar Blasts
  • 1:00 pm – Services End
  • 5:15 pm – Tashlich
  • 6:35 pm – Mincha/Maariv
  • 7:32 pm – Candle Lighting
 

Rosh Hashana – Friday, September 22

  • 8:15 am – Pesukei D'Zimra
  • 8:45 am – Shacharit
  • 10:50 am – First Shofar Blasts
  • 1:00 pm –  Services End
  • 6:30 pm – Candle Lighting
  • 6:35 pm – Mincha/Maariv
 

Erev Yom Kippur – Friday, September 29

  • 6:45 am – Shacharit & Selichot
  • 2:45 pm – Mincha
  • 6:18 pm – Candle Lighting
  • 6:20 pm – Kol Nidre
  • 7:10 pm – Maariv & Selichot
 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

  • 9:00 am – Pesukei D'Zimra
  • 9:30 am – Shacharit
  • 11:30 am – Yizkor
  • 4:30 pm – Mincha
  • 5:50 pm – Neilah
  • 7:16 pm – Shofar & Maariv
  • 7:16 pm – Havdalah
  • 7:30 pm – Break Fast
 

       


3. The Chicago Loop Synagogue – Traditional

16 S. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312.346.7370

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 contact the synagogue via email at info@chicagoloopsynagogue.org for tickets. 

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20

  • 8:05 am – Shacharis
  • 1:30 pm -  Mincha
  • 6:15 pm – Mincha
 

Rosh Hashanah Day I – Thursday, September 21

  • 8:00 am – Shacharis
  • 6:15 pm  – Mincha
  • 6:30 pm – Maariv
 

Rosh Hashanah – Friday, September 22

  • 8:00 am – Shacharis
  • 6:25 pm – Mincha
  • 6:40 pm –Maariv
 

Erev Yom Kippur – Friday, September 29

  • 8:05 am – Shacharis
  • 1:30 pm – Mincha
  • 5:35 pm – Mincha
  • 5:55 pm – Maariv
 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

  • 8:00 am – Shacharit
  • 11:10 am – Yizkor
  • 7:05 pm – Maariv
  • 7:15 pm – Shofar Sounding

 


4. Emanuel Congregation – Reform

5959 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660

Phone: 773.561.5173 

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 Monday, September 18. Includes all programs below.

*If the guest or non-member is a member at another Union of Reform Judaism affiliated synagogue can arrange for complimentary tickets.

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20

  • 8:00 pm – Service
 

Rosh Hashanah –  Thursday, September 21

  • 10:30 am  – Congregational Service
 

Rosh Hashana Day 2 – Friday, September 22

  • 10:30 am –  Service
 

Kol Nidre –  Friday, September 29

  • 8:00 pm – Service
 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

  • 10:45 am  – Congregational Service
  • 12:45 pm – Afternoon Services (Mincha, Yizkor, Ne’ilah)

 

 


5. KAM Isaiah Israel – Reform

1100 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615

Phone: 773.924.1234

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.

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20

  • 7:30 pm – Service
 

Rosh Hashanah –  Thursday, September 21

  • 10:00 am – Congregational Service
  • 5:00 pm –  Tashlich
 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 –  Friday, September 22

  • 10:00 am – Service
 

Kol Nidre –  Friday, September 29

  • 7:30 pm –  Service
 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

  • 10:00 am –  Congregational Service
  • 4:00 pm – Afternoon Services (Mincha, Yizkor, Ne’ilah)
  • 6:45 pm ​– Break Fast
 

 


6. Mishkan – Spiritual Community

The Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60640

Phone: 773.893.0613

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 by September 15, includes all programs below.

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah –  Wednesday, September 20

  • 6:00 pm – Service
 

Rosh Hashanah –  Thursday, September 21

  • 9:15 am – Congregational Service
  • 1:45 pm – Lunch
  • After Lunch - Tashlich
   

Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29

  • 6:00 pm – Service
 

Yom Kippur –  Saturday, September 30

  • 9:15 am – Congregational Service
  • Optional classes and workshops all afternoon as well as space to spread out, sleep, rest.
  • 4:40 pm  - Mincha
  • 6:00 pm – Neilah
  • 7:14 pm - Havdallah
 

     


7.Silverstein Base Hillel – Homey and Eclectic

Silverstein Base Hillel, 858 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago 60614

Phone: 312.829.1595

Silverstein Base Hillel is a home for students and their friends -- and the actual home of Rabbi Megan and Paige.  Located in Lincoln Park, Base Hillel is committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service.

Price: Must sign up on link GoogleDoc here by Monday, September 18th. Every service and program are open to all young adults, except for First Night Rosh Hashana Dinner which is for students only.

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah –  Wednesday, September 20

  • 6:30 pm – Services
 

Rosh Hashanah –  Thursday, September 21

  • 10:00 am – Congregational Service
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 pm – Tashlich
   

Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29

  • 6:30 pm – Service
  • 8:00pm – Discussion with Rabbi Megan
 

Yom Kippur –  Saturday, September 30

  • 4:30pm – Yom Kippur conversation
  • 5:30 pm – Sing out the fast
  • 6:15 pm – Neilah
  • 7:15 pm – Break-the-fast dinner
 

   


8.Sinai Congregation- Reform

15 W Delaware Pl. Chicago IL, 60610

Phone: 312.867.7000

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.      

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20

  • 7:00 pm – Evening Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church
 

Rosh Hashanah –  Thursday, September 21

  • 10:00 am – Morning Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church
 

Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29

  • 7:00 pm – Evening Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church
 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

  • 10:00 am – Morning Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • 3:30 pm – Afternoon Memorial/Yikor and N’ilah Services

 


9. Temple Sholom of Chicago - Reform

3480 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773.525.4707

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. 

Price: $80 for both holidays for young adults ages 26 -34. Includes all programs below. *If the guest or non-member is a member at another Union of Reform Judaism affiliated synagogue can arrange for complimentary tickets.

High Holy Day Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20

  • 7:30 pm – Service
 

Rosh Hashanah –  Thursday, September 21

  • 10:45 am –  Congregational Services
  • 5:00 pm – Tashlich
 

 Rosh Hashanah – Friday, September 22

  • 10:30 am – Services

Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29

  • 5:30 pm – Early Services
  • 8:15 pm – Late Services
 

Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30

  • 10:45 pm – Congregational Services
  • 3:00 pm – Afternoon Memorial/Yikor and N’ilah Services
 

 

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