February 28, 2013  
18 Adar 5773  

 Anshe Emet Live will be held on the 4th Friday of March! 


That's Friday,
March 22 at 7:30 p.m., as always.

Come sing Passover melodies with Hazzan Mizrahi and dance to the music! 

In This Issue
Shabbat Learning
Candle Lighting Times
Service Times
Social Action is Awesome
Shabbat is Awesome
LIMMUD: Studying the Hagaddah
Loop Lunch and Learn
Young Families Shabbat Service and Dinner
BZAEDS Annual Fundraiser
Wednesday Night Forum!
Men's Club Passover Wine Tasting
Men's Club Shabbat Morning Service
Ramah Sameach
Jewish Text and Traditions in Adoption
Seventh Sephardic Model Seder
Annual Shachar/Machar Chocolate Seder
Chesed Opportunities
Na'aseh Opportunity
Camp Scholarship Info
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Shabbat Learning: Ki Tisa
Candle Lighting Times
Shabbat Candle Lighting
Friday, March 1 at 5:22 p.m.

Havdallah Candle Lighting 
Saturday, March 2 at 6:22 p.m.
Service Times 

Friday, March 1
Morning Minyan at 7:00 a.m. 
Young Families Shabbat Service & Dinner
at 5:45 p.m. 

Shabbat Evening Service at 6:00 p.m.
YAD Service & March Madness at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 2
Shabbat Parah
Tefilla Yoga at 8:30 a.m.
JBC at 9:00 a.m.
Parshat Hashavuah at 9:00 a.m.
Rose Crown Minyan
at 9:30 a.m. 
Shabbat Morning Service at 9:30 a.m.
Ellie Davis becomes a Bat Mitzvah 
Torah: Exodus 30:11 - 34:35 (Ki Tisa)
Maftir: Numbers 19:1 - 22
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38
Shalom Shabbat at 10:00 a.m.
Shachar Tefilla Yoga at 11:00 a.m.
Family Torah Service at 11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Mincha
at 1:15 p.m.


Sunday, March 3   

Morning Minyan at 8:30 a.m.  

Monday, March 4 - 7
Morning Minyan at 7:00 a.m.
Social Action is Awesome

Saturday, March 9
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in the Rose Crown Room

Kiddush lunch, learn, and hands-on volunteerism sponsored by Na'aseh

Been wondering what social justice opportunities are happening in the Anshe Emet community? Join us for kiddush lunch to hear from (and meet) members who are leading group direct service, learning, and advocacy opportunities so our community can make a difference together. Feel free to stay for a fun hands-on volunteer activity. All members welcome for any or all parts! 

RSVP encouraged by Thursday, March 7 to to ensure we have enough food for everyone! 

Shabbat is Awesome

Saturday, March 9
2:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet

LIMMUD: Studying the Haggadah

Next Session:
Friday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 3 at 9:45 a.m.

Here is the schedule of classes for the study of the Haggadah in honor of Rabbi Michael Siegel's 30th anniversary at Anshe Emet.  
Starting times for Friday session at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday session at 9:30 a.m.
  • Rabbi David Russo on The Values of the Haggadah including social and moral justice    
    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Rabbi Michael Siegel on Structure of the Haggadah including a study of the theological implications
    Friday,  April 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
    Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  
Please RSVP with Amy at to confirm your participation.
Loop Lunch and Learn:
Pirkei Avot: The Ethics of Our Fathers

Friday, March 1
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Levenfeld & Perlstein

Join us for the opportunity to engage in text study with Rabbis Siegel, Futterman, and Friedman of Anshe Emet Synagogue. Please bring a brown bag lunch. The class is also accessible by conference call at 605-475-4700 access code 584678#. If you plan on attending, please email Aviva Schnoll.

Listen to previous Lunch and Learn podcasts by visiting:

*Levenfeld & Perlstein is located at 2 North LaSalle, 13th floor
Young Families Shabbat Service & Dinner

Friday, March 1
5:45 p.m. at Anshe Emet

Join us for a dancing, singing, story filled service for families with children in kindergarten and younger!  Kids in first grade and up are invited to the "older sibling service." Both services begin at 5:45 p.m. and are followed directly by a combined community dinner at 6:30 p.m.

February's dinner will be a meat dinner. Dinner cost is $16/adult; $10/children 5 & up; and is free for children 4 and younger. Visit to register before 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School's Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, March 2 at Swissotel

Wednesday Night Forum: Primeval History, Genesis 1-11

Wednesday, March 6, 13, & 20
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Anshe Emet

Instructor: Gary Porton

This series will discuss the role of primeval history in the Torah as well as its serving as primary texts upon which scholars argue for different sources behind the Torah. In addition, comparing Gen. 1-11 with similar stories in other Ancient Near Eastern cultures clearly shows what the Israelites borrowed from the cultures that surrounded them and changed to confirm to their unique views of God and humanity.
March into March with the Men's Club:
Passover Wine Tasting at Binny's Lakeview

Monday Evening, March 11
7:00 p.m. at Binny's Lakeview*

It's time to taste some new KP wines for your seder table.  Get the latest updates on thriving kosher wineries while you nosh on delicacies as you swirl and sip.  Special discounts for wines  ordered at the event.

Open to all Anshe Emet  synagogue members.  $10 per person. This sells out every year so RSVP soon to

Men's Club Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, March 16
9:30 a.m. at Anshe Emet

Men's Club members will lead the main sanctuary service as they showcase their skills and delight our congregants. Come see our finest, plus stay for a delicious lunch.  Everyone is invited!

Please contact Gregg Pollack or Debby Lewis directly if you'd like to participate.
Calling all preschoolers!
Ramah Sameach! Get ready to celebrate.

Sunday, March 17
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Ramah Day Camp*

A wonderful morning for preschoolers (ages 3-5) filled with singing, playing, cooking, and an art activity related to the Passover!

Let us know if you're coming by Thursday, March 14 by RSVPing to Alicia at or by calling (312) 606-9316.

*Ramah Day Camp is located at 98 W. Hintz Road in Wheeling, IL
Jewish Text and Traditions in Adoption

Tuesday, March 19
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet

Presented by Project Esther: The Chicago Jewish Adoption Network of Jewish Child & Family Services

Guest speakers: Rabbi Abe Friedman and Miriam Klevan, MSW, LCSW

Please join us to discuss Jewish text and traditions as they relate to adoption and life cycle events, including b'rit milah, naming and conversion.  Adoptive and prospective adoptive families, extended family, all others touched by adoption and anyone interested in the topic are invited to attend.
Please RSVP by March 12 to  or 847-745-5408.
Seventh Sephardic Model Seder

Thursday, March 21
5:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet

Join the Alliance of Latinos and Jews for their Seventh Sephardic Model Seder! This year's seder will be led by the ever engaging, educating, entertaining, the World-Renown "Jewish Pavarotti" Cantor Alberto Mizrahi!
Space is limited. Visit to learn more and purchase tickets.
Annual Shachar/Machar Chocolate Seder

Save the Date: Thursday, March 28
4:15 - 6:15 p.m. at Anshe Emet

Save the date for our annual Chocolate Seder! More information is coming, but if you have any questions, please email Heidi Zimmerman at
Chesed Opportunities!

  • Lurie Children's Hospital
    • Activity: Art Project
    • Time Commitment: 3rd Thursday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; can be one time only
    • Location: 225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
    • Age Restrictions: Age 16 and older
    • Number of Volunteers Needed: 4 per month
    • Contact Person: Joyce Leviton Asher 312-867-0515
  • La Rabida Children's Hospital
    • Activity: Art Project
    • Time Commitment: Once a month on a Monday evening, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; can be one time only
    • Location: 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Chicago, IL 60637 
    • Age Restrictions: Age 16 and older
    • Number of Volunteers Needed: 4  
    • Contact Person: Dara Hessell 773-972-8457 
  • Friedman Place for the Blind
    • Activity: Various opportunities to work with residents
    • Time Commitment: As often as you'd prefer; One time or recurring 
    • Location: 5527 N. Maplewood Chicago, IL 60625
    • Age Restrictions: Age 16 and older, unless accompanied by an adult
    • Number of Volunteers Needed: No limit
    • Contact: Beth Elman 773-989-9800
  • New Baby Meals
    • Activity: Cook meal for family with a new baby
    • Time Commitment: When a new baby is born; As often as you'd prefer
    • Contact: Stacey Silver 
  • Night Ministry
    • Activity: Shop, prepare meal and serve to homeless and at risk youth and adults
    • Time Commitment: Date to be determined; 1 time 
    • Location: 835 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613  
    • Age Restrictions: Age 16 and older 
    • Number of Volunteers Needed: No Limit
    • Contact Person: Dara Hessell 773-972-8457 
  • Lurie Children's 5K
    • Activity: 5K run to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital
    • Time Commitment: Day of the run and the time involved to raise funds
    • Location: Chicago  
    • Age Restrictions: All ages  
    • Number of Volunteers Needed: No Limit
    • Contact Person: Dara Hessell 773-972-8457 
  • Shiva Committee
    • Activity: Help prepare homes for Shiva, help serve food at Shiva, cook a meal for the immediate family
    • Time Commitment: This opportunity involves being available on short notice; Recurring 
    • Age Restrictions: Age 16 and older 
    • Number of Volunteers Needed: No Limit
    • Contact Person: Joyce Leviton Asher 312-867-0515
  • Self Help Home
    • Activity: Various opportunities to work with the residents
    • Time Commitment: As often as you'd prefer; 1 time or recurring
    • Location: 908 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL 60640
    • Age Restrictions: All ages
    • Number of Volunteers: No limit
    • Contact Person:Paulette Freed 

For additional information on the Chesed Committee and volunteer opportunities, please visit: 

Na'aseh Opportunity

The Na'aseh Committee is looking for volunteers to help out at the JUF Uptown Café! Volunteers should arrive at 5:30 p.m. and are usually done between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. The JUF Uptown Ca is located at 909 W. Wilson Ave.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register by contacting Josh Schonfeld.

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, February 19
Monday, April 22
Tuesday, May 21
Monday, June 10 
 Camp Scholarship Information

The Joseph and Ruth Tumpeer Scholarship Fund encourages Jewish summer experiences for youth by offsetting a portion of the cost of Jewish summer camp attendance. The scholarship is need-based.

Look for a link to a downloadable application form at


Please direct questions and applications to Naomi Richman at 773-868-5122;; or via fax at 773-281-2183.  All requests are due by March 15, 2013. 

It's that time to start thinking about fresh fruits and veggies again! - Sign-up for Anshe Emet's CSA today!
The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a program through which individuals and families can place an order at the beginning of the season to receive a weekly box of delicious, freshly-picked, organically-farmed fruits and vegetables, delivered right to Anshe Emet. Anshe Emet will be partnering with farmer Vicki Westerhoff of Genesis Growers again this year to provide a weekly box of fresh produce from Vicki's farm in St. Anne, IL. CSA participants can choose the spring, summer, and/or fall seasons to receive vegetables, fruit, and eggs from Vicki. Spring deliveries will begin in early April.

Go to the Genesis Growers website and click the "Sign Up" link on the top-right to print an order form. You can send your payment directly to Vicki at the address on the form, and be sure to indicate "Anshe Emet Synagogue" as your drop-off site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adam Parker.

Shabbat Shalom ,

The Clergy, Staff and Board of Trustees of Anshe Emet Synagogue