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Socially distant but spiritually close.

High Holidays Livestream

Click on the image below to join our Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services.

Kol Nidre - Sun. Sept. 27 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur morning services - Mon. Sept. 28 starting at 9:15 a.m.




Click on the image below to join our Yom Kippur Zoom Program featuring
Rabbi Simcha Bob discussing the Book of Jonah.

Mon. Sept. 20 at 2:00 p.m.

High Holidays Livestream of Zoom

Click on the image below to join our Zoom services.

Mincha - Mon. Sept. 28 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Neilah - Mon. Sept. 28 starting at 6:30 pm.


Our buildings remain closed but we continue to provide services and programming via Zoom technology.

Click here to download Siddur Lev Shalem if you don't have a hard copy. 

If there is an emergency, you can reach our Executive Director, Nancy Holab Nevins at her pager or cell phone. Both numbers are included in our weekly email. Or call our office at 847-446-7215.  Calls are being forwarded directly to Nancy.

We happily welcome our members and guests to participate in any of our programs and services.  In order to avoid "Zoom Bombing" however, you will need to log in if you are a member, or contact our Executive Director if you are a guest.  Click here to send an email to the Executive Director.


-Shabbat services Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Mourners Kaddish will be recited.

-Shabbat mornings at 9:30 a.m. Mourners Kaddish will be recited.


-Neil Adelman will speak about the Book of Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) during Sukkot on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm.  Ecclesiastes, which is traditionally read on Sukkot, has been described as both "the most peculiar" and "the most modern" book of the Bible.  The rabbis of the Talmud debated why this book, which seems to question the meaning of life, is even included in the Bible.  Neil will talk about religious and philosophical aspects of Ecclesiastes as well as its subsequent appearances in literature and music.

-Women's Network Zoom Programs
Estate Planning and Financial Planning Considerations for Women
featuring Ted Froum and Jenifer Aronson 

Sunday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.

The Food of Ancient Israel -- what did people in ancient Israel eat and how do archaeologists discover what they ate?   
With Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and
Sunday, December 6 -- 7:00 p.m.

An evening with Michal Lemberger, author of After Abel and Other Stories.   
A Zoom discussion with the author of a wonderful book of modern midrash (this book was the first selection read by the Women's Network book group)

Sunday, January 10 -- 7:30 p.m,.

-Rabbi's Torah Class - Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Rabbi Newman Kamin offers a weekly Torah class on the Book of Devarim( Deuteronomy). The Book of Deuteronomy addresses  many important topics as it focuses on how to create a just society. Many of the themes are unbelievably relevant for the times we are living through today. No text is required for the class.  The Rabbi will share from her screen.

-Cantor's Current Events Class - Thursdays at noon 
Cantor Simon offers his weekly Current Events Class to the entire congregation.  Traditionally, this group has enjoyed a little bit of adult beverage while solving the world's problems.  During the quarantine, it's BYO, but by all means, feel free to grab your favorite beverage and join this lively group.

-Women's Network Book Group - Fridays at 10:00 a.m. 
The book is "A Book That Was Lost: Thirty-Five Stories of S.Y. Agnon" and is available on Amazon and other booksellers' websites as well as from various local public libraries through electronic lending.   There is no "homework" -- we read the book together out loud at each meeting and there's no need to read anything ahead of time.  The book is a collection of short stories, so it's no problem if someone misses some of the book group meetings.

At Am Yisrael you will find...‚Äč

Relaxed Atmosphere
A down-to-earth, unassuming
atmosphere that attracts members with
those same values.

Inspiring Rabbi
A Rabbi who is innovative, inspirational and thought provoking.

Dynamic Cantor
A Cantor whose musical talents move
us to new 
heights of spirituality.

Musical Services
Shabbat and holiday services featuring guitar, percussion, oboe and exciting
new melodies.

We Support Israel
A strong commitment to Israel.


Trend Setting Children's
Religious Education 

An outstanding School of Jewish Studies, headed by Charlie Sherman, that
includes cutting edge technology and

innovative activities, such as Chugim
(electives), music, art and more.

Vibrant Programming
Unique and stimulating programming:
Film Series, Torah study,current events discussion group, political programs, Steak in the Sukkah, musical services to name just a few.

Responsive, Caring Clergy and Staff
Clergy and staff who are accessible,
easy to talk to, and willing to do
whatever it takes.

 Proud member of USCJ, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism


                                                                    4 Happ Road, Northfield, IL  60093
Phone: 847-446-7215   Fax:  847-446-7202

Sun, September 27 2020 9 Tishrei 5781