November 24, 2021
20 Kislev, 5782
Chicago Loop Synagogue featured by Things To do As Top 10 Religious Site in Illinois

We were featured by Things to Do as number two on a list of "10 Sacred & Religious Sites in Illinois That You Shouldn't Miss." To view the full list, click here.
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
  • 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
six communal 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!
Vilt ir Lernen Yiddish is ready for you to join us!
Weekly Classes
Beginners Class with Congregation Beth Shalom every Wednesday
Advanced Class at 1:00 PM on Thursdays
We are proud to announce that we will continue our “Vilt Ir Lernen Yiddish” courses.
New sessions will begin in October. 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.
Brunch and Learn with Renan Sugarman
Sunday, November 28, 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.
Book Club Meeting - The Napoleon of Crime by Ben Macintyre
Monday, December 13, 2021
5:30 PM - Online via Zoom
Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

Please RSVP by emailing
The Discussion

Monday, December 20, 2021
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 Next Lebanon War" by Matti Friedman.

To read the article, click here.

To RSVP, click here.
Their Chanukah Order Deadline Is Extended!

If you get your order in by Friday, you will get your order in time for Chanukah. Click here to order. Delivery rates will apply.
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