Community

Community

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

Am Yisrael is completely egalitarian and has been since its inception.  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.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more or contact our Executive Director, Nancy Holab Nevins at nhnevins@amyisrael.org or 847 446 7215 ext. 14.

Second Passover Seder led by David Lerner via zoom

Second Passover Seder led by David Lerner via zoom

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm

Log in via the Zoom Programs tab on our secure website, starting at 6:55 p.m. Or click here to access the zoom link. Please join [...]
Special Program on Israel - Perspective from Israelis Rabbi David Ebstein and Rena Magun

Special Program on Israel - Perspective from Israelis Rabbi David Ebstein and Rena Magun

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 am

Rabbi David Ebstein was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and then in Highland Park before making aliyah with his wife, Rena [...]
Yom HaShoah Observance: "Remembering Hungarian Jewish Heroine Hannah Senesh on the 80th Anniversary of the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry"

Yom HaShoah Observance: "Remembering Hungarian Jewish Heroine Hannah Senesh on the 80th Anniversary of the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry"

Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am

The program will include a presentation by our congregants Deborah Thorne and Jerry Esrig on their trip to Lippstadt, Germany and their ongoing relationship with [...]