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The Egalitarian Minyan of Congregation Bnai Emunah

9131 Niles Center Road     Skokie, IL 60076    847-674-9292

The Egalitarian Minyan of Congregation Bnai Emunah is a group of individuals and families whose mission is to maintain a community which:

  1. Provides traditional prayer services which are egalitarian in the sense that all adults and children have equal opportunity for participation and leadership.
  2. Provides opportunities for people to get to know each other and become friends who provide emotional support to one another.
  3. Participates in the life-cycles of member households.
  4. Provides opportunities for Social Action.
  5. Provides decision-making opportunities to all who want to participate.

The Minyan is committed to:

  1. Maintaining the identity and autonomy of its community.
  2. Contributing and being a part of a larger, diverse community found in a synagogue.
  3. Providing a supportive and facilitative atmosphere for adults and children interested in learning synagogue skills.

The following is a schedule for our regular Shabbat Services for the remainder of 1997:

We meet in the Youth Lounge located on the lower level of the synagogue.  Our services begin at 9:30 AM.  

We are planning a special Channukah party for Saturday night, December 20th at the home of one of our members.  Please call Cynthia lerner for more details at: 933-1424.

Please stop by and visit us!!

Over the weekend of September 26-28, 1997 we attended a retreat at Camp Beber in southern Wisconsin, near Milwaukee.  This exciting event was very much enjoyed by all who attended.  We are planning another retreat at Camp Beber for next year on the weekend of September 11-13, 1998.

Call Marshall Kupchan at (847)329-0105 for more information.

In order to receive additional information about our Minyan please contact Linda Hoffenberg at 847-676-0877 or e-mail at

Founded in 1954, Congregation Bnai Emunah became Skokie's first Conservative Congregation.  It is the center of a dynamic, growing community celebrating the joys of Jewish life.  It is a "full-service" synagogue.

Feel free to visit the Congregation Bnai Emunah Web page  for additional information about our main synagogue.