Honoring Tradition. Creating New Ones.
Welcome to Am Yisrael.

Founded in 1968, Am Yisrael is dedicated to being the liberal voice of the Conservative movement. We strive to be a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of marital status, family structure, sexual orientation, gender and its expression, age, mental and physical health and ability. Musical instruments are incorporated into our services in an effort to stir the soul, intensify emotions and revivify centuries-old prayer.


Upcoming Events

Join Us for Services

KABBALAT SHABBAT currently on Zoom and livestream
Shabbat services Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. When services are zoomed, Mourners Kaddish will be recited.
SHABBAT MORNING currently in-person for fully vaccinated, and offered on livestream
Shabbat mornings at 9:30 a.m. When services are zoomed, Mourners Kaddish will be recited.
WEEKLY MINYAN currently in-person for fully vaccinated
Sunday morning minyan at 9:30 a.m.

Our Community

Am Yisrael is an engaging, friendly community. New members are welcomed enthusiastically. There are numerous “special interest” groups, such as our Shabbat morning regular attendees,  Friday evening regular attendees, daily minyan participants, SJS (School of Jewish Studies) families, adult education students, Women’s Network, Men’s Emeritus Group, and more.

Support Am Yisrael

Your generous support makes a difference. Click here to donate to specific funds, or contact Rabbi Newman Kamin or Nancy Holab Nevins to discuss other options. We rely on and deeply appreciate your generosity!


Come Visit Us

Come Visit Us

We’re delighted you would like to visit our community! We are located at 4 Happ Road in Northfield, IL.


Contact Us

Contact Us