Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

The Ner Tamid Egal Minyan is a self-run organization, formed in July 2007 by the merger of the Egalitarian Minyan of Rogers Park with Ner Tamid - Ezra Habonim Congregation. Our Minyan is run by its members for the benefit of its members. We are an “egalitarian” minyan with men and women participating equally in our services, and we have a non-hierarchical structure. We are affiliated with the Conservative movement, but we are an independent group with our own structure and agenda.

Minyan Times

Minyan 2019 Shabbaton

posted Jan 5, 2019, 5:52 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Jan 5, 2019, 8:48 PM ]

On January 25 and 26, 2019, Ner Tamid Ezra Habonim Egalitarian Minyan of Rogers Park will host our annual Shabbaton with guest speaker Benjamin Sommer. Professor Sommer, a former Egalitarian Minyan member, is Professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
His book, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition, received the Goldstein-Goren Prize in Jewish thought and was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz described Sommer as “a traditionalist and yet an iconoclast – he shatters idols and prejudices in order to nurture Jewish tradition and its applicability today.”

If you are interested in attending, please email
The schedule is as follows:
    Friday, January 25, 2019
        6:00 PM Ma’ariv and Kabbalat Shabbat at NTEHEM, 7311 N. Western
        6:45 PM Dinner by Bites of Pleasure
        8:00-9:00 PM Presentation by Professor Sommer:
            Reclaiming the Bible as a Jewish Book
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
        9:15 AM Services for Parshat Yitro at NTEHEM, 7311 N. Western
        D’var Torah by Professor Sommer   
        12:00 PM Lunch by Bites of Pleasure
        1:30-3:00 PM Presentation by Professor Sommer:
            Why Do We Find It So Hard to Pray?
        3:00 PM Mincha

Kristallnacht Program

posted Oct 22, 2018, 8:52 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

High Holidays 5779

posted Jul 31, 2018, 7:42 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Here is the schedule for  High Holiday services for 5779 (2018- 2019). 

Services on the first evening of Rosh Hashana (September 9, both mornings of Rosh Hashana (September 10 and 11), and all day on Yom Kippur (September 18 and 19), will be held at the Bernard Horwich JCC, at 3003 W. Touhy, Chicago.

Services on the afternoons of the first and second days of Rosh Hashana (September 10 and 11) will be held at our building at 7311 N. Western, Chicago.

Shana Tova!

5779 Schedule


Rosh Hashana


Sunday, Sept 9


6:40 pm

Monday, Sept 10


9:00 am



4:30 pm



6:50 pm

Tuesday, Sept 11


9:00 am



6:50 pm


Yom Kippur


Tuesday, Sept 18

Minha-Kol Nidre

6:15 pm

Wednesday, Sept 19


9:30 am



5:00 pm


NTEHEM Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:58 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 8:59 AM ]

Mark your calendars and save May 19th, 2018 for the annual NTEHEM Tikkun Leyl Shavuot!

Our theme for this year:
לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים.

"For Signs, Sea  sons, Days and Years (Gen 1:14)." --OR--  It's About Time!

The event will begin as Shabbat concludes, and then will move on into the night.

Festivities will include a super-sumptuous Shaleshudos, great options for Torah study, and ice cream. A start time is set tentatively for 630pm. RSVP information will soon be sent!

If you would like to lead a study session, let Miron know.

Neither Rain nor Snow

posted Feb 11, 2018, 7:03 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

There were ten inches of snow on the ground, but we had twelve people there for Friday morning minyan at 6:45.  Yishar Kochachem!

Hanukkah Party

posted Dec 12, 2017, 6:25 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

Our Hanukkah party will be next Sunday, December 17, at 5 pm.

As usual, the party will be a milchig/pareve potluck, with latkes and applesauce, coffee, and tea provided.

Please contact Sam Fox at for more info.

Chag Urim Sameach!

Annual Shabbaton - December 8 and 9

posted Nov 10, 2017, 6:13 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Our annual Shabbaton will be on Shabbat Vayeshev - December 8 and 9, this year. It will feature Rabbi Andy Katz from the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Katz will discuss "Pluralism and its Discontents," with talks on "The limits of live and let live" and "Halachic and non-halachic pluralism.

Dinner and lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Sam Fox at

Annual Kristallnacht Program

posted Oct 25, 2017, 10:44 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

This year’s Kristallnacht lecture will take place Sunday, November 12, at 9:00 am, after morning services.  Breakfast will be served.
The speaker will be Sarah Cushman, Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University.  Her talk, "Auschwitz: The Women's Camp," explores the existence, living and working conditions, and interactions among three primary groups of women in Auschwitz - prisoners, functionaries, and guards. This history unfolds in the context of the founding, expansion, and liberation of this camp, which sat under the authority of the larger Auschwitz camp complex, but had its own timeline, personnel, and significance.

Gemar Hatima Tova

posted Sep 29, 2017, 6:20 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

גמר חתימה טובה!
May we all have an easy and meaningful fast, and a good new year

Hagbaha Class

posted Aug 25, 2017, 7:46 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Ever wonder how they do it? It looks like you have to be a he-man. But, not so. Look below. She's not Wonder Woman in disguise. She's simply learned the technique. Want to learn the proper way to lift the Torah? We are offering a thirty minute workshop on "How to do Hagbah/Hagbaha.

This workshop will be offered twice and will last approximately thirty minutes (just depends on the number of people who come). Sunday September 10 and Sunday September 17 at 9am. This is directly after morning minyan. Of course, all are welcome to attend Sunday morning minyan which begins at 8am as well.

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