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Socially distant but spiritually close.

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

To better participate in our Shabbat services, you can download a copy of Siddur Lev Shalem.

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.

-Tisha B'Av services - Wed. July 29 at 7:30 p.m.


Newly Added
"From Swastika to Jim Crow"  - Wed. July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
led by Howard Schickler

This 2000 documentary explores the similarities between Nazism in Germany (the Swastika) and racism in the American south (Jim Crow). The film is about emigre Jewish scholars who taught at HBCUs, largely in the south, and their impact, and the impact on them of the Civil Rights Movement.
Howard Schickler will present the history of the scholars, followed by an excerpt of the film, a panel discussion and then a group discussion.  Don't miss this timely and  relevant discussion.  Contact Howard by clicking here if you would like to review materials prior to the program.

-Live Jazz Band concert in our parking lot.  Featuring The Outside Combo, our own Jonathan Brown's Jazz Band 
Sun. July 26 at 4:30 p.m.
You must register in advance.  Space is limited.  Click here to register.
Jonathan is the son of Julie Strauss and Joel Brown and grew up at Am Yisrael.  He and three friends have formed a jazz band (that plays a little funk, too) that has been together for two years, playing weddings, Bnai Mitzvah and other events.  Piano, tenor saxophone, bass and of course Jonathan on the drums.

-"Exploring Racial Equity and Social Justice. What Can Law Enforcement Do?  What Can We, as Jews, Do?"
Mon. July 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Jared Fishman is a former federal civil rights prosecutor and the founder of Justice Innovation Lab, an organization that assists prosecutors reduce racial disparities and improve the fairness of justice in their jurisdictions. 
Fishman regularly speaks on issues of police accountability, criminal justice reform, hate crimes, and human trafficking. He has trained international and local police, prosecutors, and judges on best practices in police accountability investigations and trials, and he serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University.  Over the last decade, Fishman has successfully handled some of the country's most significant prosecutions of police officers. 

Ongoing Programs

-David Lerner - Adult Ed - World of Jewish Learning Sundays at 10:00 a.m. This week: The Death of Death.  How Jewish thinkers have addressed the issue of death and the afterlife, including resurrection and immortality, through the lens of Biblical, rabbinic, and modern thought.  Special instructor: Katherine Bergson.

-Rabbi's Torah Class - Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. NO CLASS ON JUNE 30, JULY 7,14, 21
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. While not required homework for the class here is an amazing lecture from Rabbi Shai Held on Devarim which will give an overview of the importance of this fifth book of the Torah

-Coffee with the Rabbi - Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. NO SESSIONS IN JULY
Grab your favorite beverage and spend some time chatting with Rabbi Newman Kamin about anything at all. No appointment necessary, no agenda necessary.  Just pop in to say hello, ask a question, recommend a book or program.  This is designed for anyone and everyone to visit with the Rabbi.

-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 "After Abel and Other Stories", by Michal Lemberger and is available in paperback 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

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