Preparing for Rosh HaShanah Programming in Chicago

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Prepare for the High Holidays in Chicago with ChiTribe! This is list of virtual and in-person programming to prepare for the high holiday season. Find all the events for Rosh HaShanah 2020 and Yom Kippur 2020 on the ChiTribe guide.

When is Rosh HaShanah 2020? Rosh HaShanah 2020 begins Friday, September 18 and ends in the evening of Sunday, September 20.

Daily Shofar Blasts For The Month Of Elul | My Jewish Learning

August 21 – September 18 9:00AM-9:30AM

How To Celebrate The Holidays At Home | My Jewish Learning

September 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter and Marc Fein for this interactive workshop to help you create a meaningful High Holidays experience at home.

Spiritual Tools For The High Holidays with Base Hillel

September 1 and 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

You’ll learn ancient Jewish wisdom and practices to enhance and deepen your connection to the High Holidays. Rav Ezra Balser (rabbi of Base: Loop) and Rav Ariel Sholklapper (Jewish mindfulness practitioner and teacher) team up to bring you this two-part series on central themes of the holidays. Session #1 will focus on Return/Teshuva, the concept of repentance. Session #2 will focus on Rahamim/Compassion.

Rosh Hashanah: The Day Of Remembering | My Jewish Learning

September 2 and 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In this 2-session class, David Gottlieb explores how our memories are revised at this time of year. What do Torah and liturgy say about what we should remember? Why is Rosh Hashanah called Yom Hazikaron, “The Day of Remembrance”?

Watch With Makom: Transparent + Preparing For The High Holy Days

September 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Elul is a spiritual liftoff – preparing you for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Together, we’ll gather outside at a location in Ravenswood for a picnic and to watch the Yom Kippur episode of Transparent (The Book of Life) and discuss how we prepare for the High Holy Days during this time of year. Then, we’ll close with Havdalah. Elul is a time for breaking out of the monotonous and stepping out of the daily grind. Join us for this Watch with Makom program + conversation. Location in Ravenswood for this in person event will be provided after registration. Please note this is NOT a rain or shine event, in the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

High Holiday Swag Bag With YLD And Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park

September 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join Silverstein Base Hillel for the High Holidays this year! We know this High Holiday season will be unlike any we have ever experienced before and would like to be there to support you through it. We will be hosting many events including virtual experiences, small in-person outdoor distanced gatherings, food pick-ups, and more. 

Join YLD and Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park for a conversation about how to make the most of the holidays this year! We will touch on the practical and the spiritual. 

How To High Holiday At Home with YLD and Base Hillel

September 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

High Holiday Swag Bag With YLD And Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park. The 2020 High Holiday Season will be unlike any we have ever experienced. Join YLD and Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park on Zoom for a conversation about how to make the most of the holidays this year. We will touch on the practical and the spiritual. Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:00 PM – 08:30 PM The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program. Registration is complementary. Suggested donation of $25 to the 2020 JUF Annual Campaign.

Selichot Shabbat At Emanuel

September 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This High Holy Days at Emanuel Congregation, the Clergy are developing Pre High Holy Day virtual programming to meet your spiritual, intellectual, and social needs. Please REGISTER at If you or someone you know does not have internet access and would like to attend our online High Holy Day services, please contact us at

Selichot Havdalah at Emanuel

September 12 7:00PM – 8:00PM

7:00 pm – Havdalah, Teaching, Discussion & Text Study – Live on Zoom (RSVP to get the zoom link.)

Selichot with Oak Park Temple

September 12 @ 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Saturday, September 12
8:00 pm …. Learning Program
10:00 pm …. Selchot Service

Selichot With Temple Sholom

September 12 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Torah Cycles Of Elul/Tishrei: Texts For The Journey With Orot

Ongoing Program September 14, 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

There is a cumulative cycle of readings which takes us through the month of Elul and on through Holy Tishrei, a journey from Isaiah’s songs of comfort to the special Psalm of the month back to Abraham, Hagar, Sarah and Isaac, to Hannah, to the wilderness with a Goat and then back again to the march through the desert. Each part of the journey can bring us back to our historical memory and to a deeper awareness of where we have been in the past year and where we hope to be going. We will be parsing and reflecting on this rich collection of works together.

Pathways Of Teshuvah | My Jewish Learning

September 14 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In this 3-part class with My Jewish Learning, Jewish educator Abby Eisenberg explores diverse aspects and approaches to teshuvah. Translated literally as ‘returning’ and often understood as ‘repentence,’ teshuvah is a process of reflection, introspection, and change. In these weeks before Rosh Hashanah, we will learn various nuanced approaches to teshuvah, and consider ways to integrate these into our lives during these challenging times and beyond

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