September 22, 2022

26 Elul, 5782

Tickets are $500 per seat, no membership fee is required. $100 per seat pricing available for students with valid ID and their parents. Discounted parking at the Washington-Madison-Wells Garage (172 W. Madison), and free babysitting is available.


To reserve your seats and/or contribute to the l’dor v’dor tzedakah fund, click here.  


Who will live and who will pray?

An in-depth look at the central prayers of the High Holidays with Rabbi Aron Wolgel


Thursday, September 22, 2022

7:00 PM


The Unetaneh Tokef prayer contains the refrain "On Rosh Hashanah it is written and on Yom Kippur it is sealed." Through a close reading of the text, we will explore how context and literary devices are used to evoke powerful emotion. We will also examine the idea of being "written" and "sealed" as it applies daily.

To RSVP for these classes, click here.


If you missed the first class "What makes a good hazzan? Classic and modern Jewish thoughts about the art of the cantor," click here to watch.

If you missed last Wednesday's class "Making Meaning from the Machzor without knowing the words," please click here to watch.

If you missed last Thursday's class "Prayer in song: How music enhances our High Holidays experience," please click here.

Rabbi Aron Wolgel

Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Yizkor Memorial Tributes


Remember and honor your loved ones with a tribute in our Yom Kippur Yizkor Memorial Book, which will be distributed to the congregation at High Holiday services.


The names of your family or friends will be listed and remembered at Yizkor services on Wednesday, October 5. ($18 up to 3 names, $36 for 4 or more).


Yizkor Tzedakah has traditionally been given in order to elevate the souls of the departed - and to enhance our personal atonement by doing a deed of loving kindness.


Please fulfill this tradition by clicking here or calling (312) 346-7370 if you are interested.


The deadline for addendum placements is Monday, October 3 at 1:00 PM.

Tomorrow’s Egalitarian Minyan will be HYBRID – both in person and online (Zoom)


Our Egalitarian Minyan will be meeting live in person and on Zoom on Friday, September 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM.


To RSVP, click here.

Downtown during the week? 

Join our Shacharit Minyanim!

Since last year, our friendly and warm Shacharit Minyan has begun at 8:05 AM Monday through Friday (7:45 for Rosh Chodesh) and 9:30 AM on Saturday. If you want to daven before work, meet a friend or daven in a welcoming community, we are the place to be!


Visitors must show proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of the visit.

Masks are optional.


For those who are driving, due to construction there is no parking in front of our building on Clark Street for the foreseeable future, so please allow extra time to arrive. If street parking isn’t available elsewhere, remember that we have discounted parking at the Washington-Madison-Wells Garage at 172 W. Madison.

For more information or to RSVPclick here.

Next Week's Service Schedule

Reservations required for all services

Yom Kippur Schedule

This week, our members received notice of

one new program!


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 back and ready for you to join us!


Weekly Classes


Beginners Class with Congregation Beth Shalom Wednesdays at 12:00 PM

Advanced Class at 1:00 PM on Thursdays

Information session is today at 1:00 PM

We are proud to announce the return of our “Vilt Ir Lernen Yiddish” courses in 2022.

Sessions are starting soon. The cost for the new semester (8 classes) is $100. Click here to register.


Instructor: Eyshe Beirich - A third-year graduate student in the University of Chicago majoring in Germanic Studies and Jewish Studies, Beirich intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies—extending an academic path that began two years ago as a journey of familial discovery. Join us as we explore Yiddish together!


To learn more about Eyshe, click here.


An information session is Thursday September 22 at 1 PM and a new semester begins Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13.


Class requirements: 

·        Attend class regularly

·        Practice a little bit of Yiddish each day (light homework)


If you have any questions, please contact Cary Wolovick by clicking here.

The Discussion

Thursday, September 29, 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 article from Tablet Magazine: "Higher Ed's New Woke Loyalty Oaths" by John Sailer.

To read the article, click here.

To RSVP, click here.

Brunch and Learn with Renan Sugarman

Sunday, October 23, 2022

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 meet one Sunday per month at 11 AM.

To RSVP, please click here.

Book Club Meeting - The Liberated Bride and Mr. Mani, both by A. B. Yehoshua

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

5:30 PM - Online via Zoom


Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

Please RSVP by emailing

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