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During the weekend of March 3rd-5th, our synagogue was alive with a great deal of joy and energy as well as a feeling of reverence. Joy and energy from the music Rabbi Noam Katz shared with us, and reverence for the dedicated Abayudaya Jews of Uganda whose music inspired his melodies, and whose commitment to Judaism raised his hope for peace among people of all faiths.
Congregations Etz Chaim and Beth Shalom form the newWest Suburban Chapter of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
Coincidentally, when the Lifelong Learning Committee, along with Foundation Committee member Larry Herman, were discussing ideas for programming around Jewish genealogy and family history in general, a group at Congregation Beth Shalom (CBS) was having similar conversations.
Three Synagogue Program
February 19, 2017
Arabs in a Jewish State: Between Alienation and Integration
Dr. Elie Rekhess
On Wednesday evening, January 25, an intimate group gathered in the sanctuary to hear Rabbi Cosnowsky’s final lecture in the Siddur (prayer book) series. Her talk focused on the concluding prayers – the Aleinu and the Mourner’s Kaddish.
Are you considering a trip to Israel?
Do you have a son or daughter who speaks Hebrew or is currently learning to speak it?
Have you just wanted to learn another language?
Look no further! This adult class taught by congregant and long-time Hebrew teacher Marla Friedman may be just what you are looking for! This adult class provides fundamental understanding of Modern Hebrew, basic useful vocabulary and sentence structure.
The Life Tree Cinema: Perspectives on The Jewish Experience proudly presents:
The Brothers Bloom
In 1648, Shabbetai Tzvi declared himself to be the messiah but did not make much of an impression on the Smyrna community which had become accustomed to his eccentricities. Nonetheless, the rabbis banished him from his hometown, and he spent much of the 1650s traveling through Greece and Turkey. He was eventually expelled from the Jewish communities for violating the commandments and performing blasphemous acts. In the 1660s he arrived in Egypt via Israel.
Arabs in a Jewish State: Between Alienation and Integration, Sunday February 19 at 2:00 PM.
Ashley Rose and Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky team up to present an engaging and entertaining way to spend five Friday lunch hours:January 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17.
A Journey through the Wisdom and Meaning
of the Psalms – Then and Now
Study psalms and learn about modern singer-songwriters of the Brill Building*, such as Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Gerry Goffin, and more.