March 16, 2023

23 Adar, 5783

We want to give you a sneak preview of what you will hear at the concert.


To listen to their rendition of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, please click here.

To hear their performance of "Old Town Road," click here.

To RSVP, click here.

Join us in person for the Second Seder

Limited Space Available

Thursday, April 6

6:00 PM

Chicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark St.

Deadline is Friday, March 17 at 12:00 PM

We will read the Haggadah, dip our vegetables, eat charoset and maror, have a special matzo tasting and enjoy a delicious holiday meal with friends. The menu will include:


  • Classic Gefilte Fish with Beet Horseradish
  • Nut-free Charoset
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Old-Fashioned Potato Kugel
  • Slow Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
  • Sweet Potato and Carrot Tzimmes with Dried Prunes
  • Luscious Orange Raspberry Layer Cake


The cost is $56 a person.

Morton and Sandra (Satinover) Skidelsky will bring selected items from their Haggadah collection to the seder. In addition, they will discuss the different parts of their collection that currently is stored at their home.

If you are interested in joining us, please click here to register.


The deadline to register for this is Friday at 12:00 PM.


If you have any questions, please click here.

Our P.O. Box Address

As you may know, we’ve been having trouble getting our mail delivered. To combat the problem and ensure our mail gets to us on time, we now have a Post Office box. When you send us mail, please use this address:

Chicago Loop Synagogue

P. O. Box 2537

Chicago, IL 60690


Of course, you are always welcome to visit us in our beautiful building at 16 S. Clark St. in Chicago. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you!

Downtown during the week? 

Join our Shacharit Minyanim!

Shacharit services are at 8:05 AM Monday through Friday (7:45 for Rosh Chodesh) and 9:30 AM on Saturday. If you want to daven in our world-famous sanctuary, inspired by our beautiful three-story stained-glass window, please join us!


RSVPs required; visitors must show identification when registering.

Masks are optional.


For those who are driving, due to construction there is no parking in front of our building on Clark Street, 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

We are not for ourselves alone

As downtown continues returning to normal we have started to see a surge in guests, and their visits underscore one of the primary reasons we exist.


As downtown continues returning to normal we have started to see a surge in guests, and their visits underscore one of the primary reasons we exist.


Last week, on Friday and Saturday we were joined by Anne Walters, who was visiting from Toronto and needed a place to say Kaddish. She brought her son, Isaac Walters and her daughter Hannah. Anne thanked us for making sure she had a minyan, she said she knows it’s not always guaranteed. 

On Tuesday, we were joined by the Israeli artist Shai Azoulay, who was in town for a program and was looking for a shacharit minyan before he joined his group. 


We were also joined by our returning guest Steven Sales on Tuesday as well, as he came back into Chicago from New York for work.

Next time you or your guests are downtown, please join us for a minyan. For more information, click here.


Click here for yahrzeits being observed in the month of Adar.

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 - 1:00 PM on Friday, March 17, 2023

(One week only)

The cost for the new semester (8 classes) is $125. 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.


A new semester has begun. 


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.

Book Club - Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age by Ayala Feder

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

5:30 PM - Online via Zoom


Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

Please RSVP by emailing

Brunch and Learn with Renan Sugarman

Sunday, March 26, 2023

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.

The Discussion

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

5:30 PM

Express yourself in “The Discussion,” a lay-led zoom group that will examine an article and critique it.


In honor of Yom HaShoah, we will discuss "Is it wrong for Jews to listen to recorded performances of Nazi conductors and musicians such as Herbert von Karajan?"


To read an article on von Karajan from ORT's "Music and the Holocaust" series, click here.

To RSVP, click here.

Tickets go on sale on April 1, 2023.

For tickets and information, click here.

To help, click here.

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