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We are a thriving Reform congregation located in the historic Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood, only seven miles south of downtown Chicago. Our diverse membership comes from all across the Chicago metro area. We welcome interfaith families, LGBT members, and all those who seek an invigorating Jewish experience.
As the oldest Jewish congregation west of Ohio, we have been known throughout our history for our commitment to authentic and innovative Jewish music, quality education for adults and children, and social justice both at home and around the world. Today, we are also known as the beautiful Byzantine-inspired synagogue at Greenwood Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard across the street from President Obama's Chicago home.
Please join us at our weekly Friday night and Saturday morning worship services, working in our organic garden, or one of our many education programs. We invite and welcome everyone to enjoy our High Holiday services in our City of Chicago Landmark sanctuary.
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As always, hard copies will be available at the synagogue. Check out page 7 for a way to add a social justice discussion to your seder!
This coming High Holy Days, synagogues all across the Reform movement will begin to use a brand newmachzor (High Holy Day Prayerbook) called Mishkan HaNefesh. Test versions of this new machzor have already been sampled at many congregations (including here at KAM Isaiah Israel) and people are excited! With full transliteration of all Hebrew texts, more poetic readings, and much more flexibility - Mishkan HaNefesh is truly a new machzor for a new time. With all that innovation, however, this machzor will allow us at KAM Isaiah Israel to continue our special musical heritage and to raise our voices in song and prayer to the melodies of Max Janowski. Rabbi Reeves and Cantor Berger are excited to lead us in this new High Holy Day experience with Mishkan HaNefesh, a brand new prayerbook designed for today’s Reform movement.
Your copies of Mishkan haNefesh will be available for pickup at the synagogue by September 1, 2015. We will publicize pickup information over the summer.
It's time to renew your membership! KAM Isaiah Israel welcomes everyone as members. Your dues commitment makes all of the programming at our congregational community possible.
Please contact Joseph Slade, our Executive Director, at (773) 924-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need to make/renew a special dues arrangement.
We are so glad you are interested in KAM Isaiah Israel. As Chicago’s oldest synagogue, our history is very important to us, and we offer a wide range of services and opportunities to become involved. Our history is steeped in music, particularly that of the renowned composer Max Janowski, our music director for over 50 years. We celebrate our musical legacy while continuing to innovate for the future.
We are a thriving, urban congregation in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. We have an urban farm on our property from which we have donated over 14,000 pounds of organic produce to nearby hot meal programs, so social justice is also very important to us.
As a Reform congregation practicing audacious hospitality, diversity is of great importance to us as well. Please view our calendar to learn more about our many upcoming events, or contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information about the synagogue.
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