January 13, 2022
11 Shevat, 5782
In-Depth Analysis on AJC’s 2021 Survey on Antisemitism in America
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
12:00 PM
American Jewish Committee’s annual State of Antisemitism in America report includes the largest-ever surveys of American Jews and the U.S. general public on the topic. The report shows deep anxiety among American Jews and divergent views among the general public about the severity of antisemitism in the United States. Parallel surveys of American Jews and the U.S. general public provide a unique opportunity to understand the impact of rising Jew-hatred in America.
The report’s findings will be presented by the AJC Chicago Evelyn R. Greene Executive Director Sarah van Loon, who will discuss what they need for efforts to combat antisemitism both in the Midwest and across America.
This free program is being offered virtually.

To register, click here.
For more information, please contact Cary Wolovick at 312-346-7370 or caryw@chiloopsyn.org.
Deadline to RSVP is Friday, January 21.
Next week's service schedule
RSVP's are required for all minyanim. To RSVP, click here.
An update on COVID policies for Chicago
Loop Synagogue

In accordance with city and state guidelines, our Covid policies are:

  • Masks must be worn at all times when inside Chicago Loop Synagogue regardless of vaccination status.
  • Reservations must be made to attend minyanim. Please email Cary to reserve your place at caryw@chiloopsyn.org.
  • Any out of town visitor must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test that has been taken within the prior 72 hours.

To see the current guidance from the City of Chicago on their mask mandate, please click here.

We will evaluate these policies on a regular basis and thank you for your continued support.
This week, our members received notice of
two new programs!
If you didn’t get it, maybe you’re not a member. Why?
To make it easier for everyone to find the information they need, we are sending nonmembers a free abbreviated ebulletin focused exclusively on Loop events. If you want to keep up with what’s going on in the larger community by receiving our full eblast, simply join us today by clicking here!

Book Club Meeting - 1948 by Benny Morris
(Pre-Independence Chapters)
Monday, January 17, 2022
5:30 PM - Online via Zoom
Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

Please RSVP by emailing caryw@chiloopsyn.org
Vilt ir Lernen Yiddish is ready for you to join us!
Weekly Classes
Beginners Class with Congregation Beth Shalom every Wednesday at 11:30 AM
Advanced Class at 1:00 PM on Thursdays
We are proud to announce that we have continued our “Vilt Ir Lernen Yiddish” courses in 2022.
New sessions will begin in January. The cost for the new semester (8 classes) is $100. Click here to register.
Instructor: Gela Altman -- Gela was born in Cuba to Jewish parents of Polish descent. They wanted her and her sisters to become literate in Yiddish, and thus began Gela's love affair with our wonderful ancestral language. She attended Hebrew/Yiddish school until the age of 12, where she studied and perfected Yiddish and Spanish. 
After leaving Cuba in 1961, she finished high school and college, receiving her MSW in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University. Since retiring in 2014, Gela has been teaching Yiddish. 
Class requirements:
  • Attend class regularly
  • Practice a little bit of Yiddish each day (light homework)
  • Purchase the textbook -- Colloquial Yiddish by Lily Kahn (Click here to purchase on Amazon).

If you have any questions, please contact Cary Wolovick by clicking here.
To register, click here.
We are proud to be a cosponsor of this virtual event!
The above program will take place at 7:00 PM Chicago time.

To register, click here.
Brunch and Learn with Renan Sugarman
Sunday, February 6, 2021
11:00 AM

Enjoy your Sunday morning lox, bagel and coffee virtually with Renan Sugarman via Zoom as he goes over the Torah portion of the week and other texts.
Classes will meet one Sunday per month at 11 AM.
To RSVP, please click here.
The Discussion

Tuesday, February 7, 2022
5:30 PM

Express yourself in “The Discussion,” a lay-led zoom group that will examine an article and critique it.
We will discuss the recent article from the Tablet Magazine "The Challenges Facing Us" by Jack Wertheimer.

To read the article, click here.

To RSVP, click here.
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