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

Purim at NTEHEM

posted Mar 11, 2015, 11:40 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Here are a few pictures from this year's Purim celebration, which featured wonderful davening, a beautiful Megillah reading, and a great Spiel.

Skating on the 11th at 11

posted Jan 7, 2015, 6:56 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 7:00 PM ]

 We're meeting up at the new Maggie Daley Park downtown to try out the new skating ribbon and more on January 11th.  

We'll be meeting at 11am just to the left of the entrance to the skating Ribbon. 

Maggie Daley Park is at 337 E. Randolph St.  

Entry to the park is free and skates are available for rental at a cost of $12. 

More information on the park is at .

  Questions?  Contact Gary Z at

Ongoing Events

posted Jan 7, 2015, 6:52 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 7:01 PM ]

In addition to daily and shabbat services, we now have several ongoing events:
  • Potluck Dinner - Once a month there is a Friday night service at the home of one of our members, followed by a (usually dairy) potluck dinner.
  • Three-Pot Shabbat - Once a month, normally on the third Shabbat of the month,  instead of our usual kiddush, we have a full lunch following Shabbat morning services.
  • Weekly Study - There is a weekly Torah study at the home of one of our members.  For more info on this, please email


posted Sep 8, 2014, 3:28 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Selichot services will be on September 20.  This year again we will be doing the selichot services together with congregation Kehilat Shalom.

Services will be held at the Temple Judea Mitzpa building, 8610 Niles Center Road in Skokie.  They will begin at 8:30 pm with a  a program followed by refreshments, and then, at about 10:00,  the Selichot service.

High Holiday Services Update

posted Sep 8, 2014, 3:23 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Services will be held at the times given in the post below.  Services on the first evening of Rosh Hashana (September 24), both mornings of Rosh Hashana (September 25 and 26), and all day on Yom Kippur, 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 25 and 26) will be held at our building at 7311 N. Western, Chicago.

High Holiday Services

posted Jul 24, 2014, 5:29 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated Jul 24, 2014, 5:31 PM ]

More information on High Holiday Services will be forthcoming very soon, but here is the schedule:

5775 Schedule

Rosh Hashana


Wednesday Sept 24


6:15 pm

Thursday Sept 25


9:00 am



4:30 pm



6:15 pm

Friday Sept 26


9:00 am



6:15 pm

Yom Kippur


Friday Oct 3

Minha-Kol Nidre

6:00 pm

Saturday Oct 4


9:30 am



5:10 pm

Gala Parade to Our New Home

posted May 5, 2014, 6:38 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated May 5, 2014, 6:41 PM ]

Ner Tamid Ezra HaBonim Egalitarian Minyan has moved from our quarters at Cheder Lubavitch (the Temple Menorah building) to 7311 N. Western.  We held a procession with our Sifre Torah from our old to our new site, and celebrated our arrival with music provided by the klezmer band Chicken Fat.

Our New Home

posted Apr 27, 2014, 11:57 AM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan   [ updated May 5, 2014, 6:39 PM ]

As of May 4, NTEHEM will be meeting in our new home at 7311 N. Western Ave., Chicago.  We are very excited about our new space, and invite everyone to come daven with us there.

On the morning of May 4 we will have a gala procession from Temple Menorah to our new shul.  Come join us!

Annual Shabbaton

posted Jan 1, 2014, 5:21 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

Our annual Shabbaton is scheduled for January 31/February 1. The speaker will be Lila Corwin Berman, a wonderful speaker/teacher from Temple University.

Her topics will be:
Fri night: The City & the Jew: Historical Reflections on "Back to the City"

D'var Torah: Jewish Geography: Space and Place for the Wandering People


Post-lunch: A New Judaism from the Tabletop: How the Food Movement is Changing What It Means to Be Jewish

For information on attending, please email

Ongoing Events

posted Oct 16, 2013, 6:55 PM by Ner Tamid Egal Minyan

In addition to Shabbat morning services, held weekly at 9:15 am in the sanctuary of the Cheder Lubavitch building (the former Temple Menorah), we offer:

Daily services at 6:45 am weekdays and 8:00 am Sundays and legal holidays
Shabbat Minchah/Seudah Shlishit/Maariv, currently at 6:00 pm

A variety of annual programs, including a Hannukkah party, a Shavuot picnic, and many others.

Come join us!

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