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Socially distant but spiritually close.

Click on the image below to live stream Shabbat services.

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.


-World of Jewish Learning - Sunday Aug 16 at 10:00 a.m. Taught by David Lerner.
Special one class session in memory of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz passed away Friday August 6, 2020, in Jerusalem at the age of 83.  He was born in Israel into a secular family, and studied chemistry and physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, before adopting an observant lifestyle and becoming a titan of Jewish learning of the 20th and 21st century.  For forty five years, he labored to translate, with commentary, the Babylonian Talmud from its original Aramaic into modern Hebrew and English, opening the world of Talmud study to a broad audience as none had ever done before.  In class on Sunday, we will learn of the life of Rabbi Steinsaltz, through articles and videos.  We will also study a passage of Talmud (Bava Metzia 44a) which deals with business law, from the Steinsaltz translation and commentary.

-Maxwell Street/Orchard Street 
Wed. Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Led by Howard Schickler
Howard Schickler's family, on both his mother's side and his father's side, were pushcart peddlers. The photo is of his grandfather in the family fruit and vegetable stand at the Essex Street Market.  In 1940 both families moved to the Essex Street Market when Fiorello Laguardia moved the street vendors indoors.The NY Tenement Museum recently produced a video on this migration.  Maxwell Street was the parallel Chicago institution and with a little searching Howard found a video documentary of Jewish Maxwell Street.  
Join us as Howard takes us through the videos and these two fascinating parts of the Jewish American journey.

-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

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