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Professional Staff

Rabbi: Cindy Enger
Cantorial Soloist: Judith Golden
Administration: Rich Roecker


President: Lilli Kornblum
Vice President: Robin Sampliner
Secretary: Gary Liss
Treasurer: Mike Simon

Directors and Other Volunteers:

Director of Communications: Matt Simonette
Director of Development: Marvin Levin
Director of Education: (open)
Director of Membership: Mindy Stillman
Director of Ritual: John Griffith
Director of Social Action: Jen Sims
Board Member at Large: Jay Gelles
Immediate Past-President: Carol Goldbaum

Webmaster: Marvin Levin
Chesed Brigade: Robin Sampliner
Oneg Coordination: Burl Covan

Contact Us

Call to ask questions, to get membership information and to hear about additional services, educational programs and social events:

773-271-2148, Hotline & Voice-mail.

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Congregation Or Chadash  General Information about the congregation
Membership Information
Rabbi Cindy Enger

Our Mission

Congregation Or Chadash is a Jewish religious organization whose purpose is to provide a warm, affirming, Jewish community where all people can feel welcome. To accomplish this mission, Or Chadash will:

Remember that it was founded as an answer to the prejudice that gay and lesbian Jews experienced in other synagogues;

Strive to ensure that no Jew experiences prejudice within our community;

Maintain affiliations with the Union for Reform Judaism and the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews : Keshet Ga'avah;

Build strong ties within the greater Jewish community of the metropolitan Chicago area;

Dedicate itself to the basic obligations of Jewish life, including:

Frequently Asked Questions

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