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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
High Holiday services this year were held for the first time in the sanctuary of the former Temple Menorah building. They were particularly successful, thanks, as always, to the efforts of the many participants. In particular, this year the very demanding role of floor management was taken by Alan Hobscheid on Rosh HaShanah, and Steve Fisher on Yom Kippur, and it was executed flawlessly. Thanks to all!
16 Minchah-Ma’ariv 6:30
17 Shacharit 9:00
17 Minchah-Ma’ariv 6:30
18 Shacharit 9:00
will be Kiddush following the Rosh Hashanah services.
Tue Sept. 25 Minchah-Kol
26 Shacharit 9:30
26 Minchah-Ne’ila 5:25
NTEHEM Pre-Hannukah Event!
Join in at 7pm on the 18th of December at the "clubhouse" on California
Ave for a warm-up event for Hanukkah.
Get in touch with your inner Maccabee!
Lots to enjoy, including:
-Potato Chip tasting! Help determine the official Potato Chip of
NTEHEM and participate in our blind taste test!
- Singing of your favorite Hanukkah caro- er
- Short teaching sessions on lesser known Hanukkah texts and traditions!
- Perhaps more singing!
- And of course, a little Maariv
Yes, seasonal beers and sodas will be provided to wash down the chips .
Our annual shabbaton was held on Shabbat Shekalim, March 4-5, as a joint event with another congregation, Kehilat Shalom of Skokie. Professor Sam Fleischacker spoke about "Truth in the Torah and the truth of the Torah" and "Do we learn morality from the Torah or bring morality to the Torah". In addition, the d'var Torah shabbat morning was given by Amy Reichert, a noted designer and architect on the topic: "How to build a house for a Cloud". All the talks were informative and entertaining. It was a real plus to join with another congregation and to strengthen existing friendships and make new ones. We concluded the weekend with a viewing/sing-along of Fiddler on the Roof saturday night where we had a great time belting out our favorite songs in unison with the movie.
On Shabbat VaYiggash, December 11, we had a Homecoming Kiddush, where former members of the Egalitarian Minyan, Ner Tamid, and Ezra Habonim all came together with our current members to talk and enjoy each others' company. We enjoyed seeing many old friends, and hope that they will come back often.
New Members Dinner
On Friday, November 19, at 6:00 pm, we had a Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a dinner to welcome our new members.
Purim at the Minyan
Every year we have a Megillah reading and party together with Ner Tamid congregation.
To the right is a picture from a minyan Purim celebration.
The Minyan Shabbaton
Each year we have a Shabbaton, usually in February, with an invited speaker. Next year will be our thirty-first shabbaton.
And also . . .
The minyan has held a variety of weekly study sessions, including classes in the books of Psalms, Jonah, and Samuel. Tutoring is available for those who are interested in improving their abilities in a variety of synagogue skills.
The minyan holds an annual Hanukkah party where a great time is had by
This is a regular part of the minyan calendar, along with an open Sukkah
a Shavuot picnic, a Purim party, and a group break-fast after Yom