May 25, 2023

5 Sivan, 5783

Shavuot and Weekday Service Schedule

Reservations required for all services

Please note that for security reasons, we require RSVPs for all our services. To make a reservation, please email  [email protected]. Discounted parking is available for all minyanim at 172 W. Madison.

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.


On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we were joined by Ezra Khezrie, who was in town from New York on business and was "awestruck" by our sanctuary. On Monday we were joined by his colleagues, Jacob Jemal and Israel Schwartz. On Wednesday, Sol Brachfeld davened with us while he was in town from Brooklyn and needed a minyan as well.

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 Sivan.

Tikkun L'eil Shavuot at Anshe Emet Synagogue!

Thursday, May 25, 2023 &

Friday, May 26, 2023

10:00 PM-4:00 AM

Anshe Emet Synagogue

3751 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL 60613

Desserts and snacks throughout the night


Clergy Roundtable: Then vs. Now: Our Journey with Torah

(with ASL interpreter)

10:00 PM – 11:15 PM


Participants Include

Rabbi Shoshanah Conover

Cantor Shelly Friedman

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

Rabbi Sarah Mulhern

Rabbi Michael Siegel

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld 


11:15 PM – 11:45 PM

Study Sessions:

11:45 PM – 12:45 PM

1:00 AM – 1:50 AM

2:00 AM – 2:50 AM

3:00 AM – 4:00 AM


Partner synagogues and organizations include:


Anshe Emet Synagogue

Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation

BASE Lincoln Park

Chicago Loop Synagogue

Emanuel Congregation

JCC Rose and Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Program

Keshet | For LGBTQ+ Equality in Jewish Life

Limmud Chicago

Mishkan Chicago

Repair the World Chicago

Temple Sholom


Session leaders include:


Rachel Brustein

Rabbi D'ror Chankin-Gould

Jacob Cytryn

Ranana Dine

Maharat/ASBI Intern Sofia Freudenstein

Dr. David Gottlieb

Shaily Hakimian

Jackie Maris

Marsha Morman

Ilana Pond

Rabbi Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld

David Schwartz

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld


In conjunction with Repair the World, Anshe Emet is holding a food drive, with bins available for drop off that night - please see the below flyer for more information.

For more information, please click here.

The Discussion

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

5:30 PM

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

The article we will read is "America's Favorite Prophet" by Rabbi Dr. Stuart Halpern.

To read the article, click here..

To RSVP, click here.

Where We’re From; Where We’re Going: Stories of the Immigrant’s Journey

Moderated by Bruce Ogron

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

12:00 PM

Live at Chicago Loop Synagogue


Every year, the President of the United States signs a presidential proclamation declaring May as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). JAHM celebrates the contributions American Jews have made to all facets of American society.

Join us for an interactive discussion of Jewish immigration to the United States. We will begin by examining the history of immigration laws and restrictions before discussing some of the disastrous events caused by these arbitrary and discriminatory quotas. You will then have an opportunity to share your own personal story of coming to America.

Cost is $5.00 per person to cover refreshments.

To RSVP, click here.

If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

Sephardic Shabbat Weekend!


Saturday, June 3, 2023

9:00 AM


On Saturday, June 3, Shacharit will be in the Sephardic tradition and start at 9:00 AM.


The expanded Shabbat Kiddush is being sponsored by the Palacci Family.

To RSVP, contact us at (312) 346-7370 or by clicking here.

Brunch and Learn with Renan Sugarman

Sunday, June 4, 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.

If you are interested in attending together as a group, and securing a group rate, please click here and let us know.

To purchase tickets, click here.

To RSVP, please click here.

My Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region" with Author Alina Adams - cosponsored by JUF Russian-Speaking Jewish Division and Chicago Loop Synagogue

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

7:30 PM

In partnership with JUF’s Russian-Speaking Jewish Division (RJD), author Alina Adams will be joining our book club to discuss her new novel on Zoom.


"My Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region" shines a light on a little-known aspect of Soviet history, namely that the first Jewish state of the 20th century was actually established on the border of Russia and China!


Alina Adams takes readers on 18-year-old Regina's journey while, in 1930, she flees Moscow certain she will be captured by the Kremlin. She heads to Birobidzhan, the first Jewish Autonomous Region and located on the boarder of Russia and China. Confused by the actions and betrayals of those she left behind, Regina doesn't know who to trust and what to believe, until she great follow her heart.

Register by clicking here.

JUF's RJD will pay for attendees' paperback or Kindle version of the book if desired. Please e-mail them at [email protected] with your format preference.

Start Tammuz with Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Friday, June 16, 2023

5:30 PM

On Shabbat Mevarchim, the online Friday night service will be led by our High Holidays Cantor Jonathan Kohan. His inspiring davening and deep understanding of Jewish prayer will take your online service experience to the next level! Prior to the service, Cantor Jonathan will offer a D'var Torah about the key aspects of the coming month of Tammuz.

The class is from 5:30 to 6:00 PM, followed by the Crain-Maling Egalitarian Minyan.

Cost: $18 per participant. 

To RSVP, 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!

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