Adult education programs are offered for members who wish to expand their knowledge of Judaism, current events, Hebrew, and Torah.
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Wise Aging Spring Session
The 17 of us who completed the fall series cannot speak highly enough about this opportunity for those 50+ who are looking to connect with others and re-connect with themselves.
Beginning Thursday, March 14th, from 10 AM-12 PM, trained facilitators Barbara Hausman and Marc Blesoff, will lead a NEW series of seven weekly sessions based on the book and curriculum developed at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in Baltimore.
J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco (Curtis), a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.
Produced in 1942, this war comedy is set in Warsaw, just prior to the 1939 Nazi Germany Invasion. The film stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard who are running a local theater company and producing a play, Gestapo, which satirizes the Nazis. The consensus among 42 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes deems it a "delicate balance of humor and ethics."
Movie will be held in the Social Hall
At Congregation Etz Chaim
Save The Date: Artist in Residence Weekend
"Paper Midrash" with Issac and Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard- Bialik.
March 2-3, 2019
For the eighth year in a row, plan to celebrate Jewish Book Month with One Book | One Community, in which a single title is selected for activities across greater Chicago. Spertus Institute proudly spearheads this initiative.
On Friday, September 28th, our Interfaith Outreach Committee, in collaboration with the Social Action and Lifelong Learning Committees hosted a Shabbat dinner for our friends at the Turkish American Society (TAS). After enjoying delicious homemade Ramadan dinners in our Social Hall provided by TAS during the past three years, we decided it was time to
THE LIFELONG LEARNING COMMITTEE IS PLANNING A VISIT TO THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
Schedule Bus leaves Congregation Etz Chaim at 8:45 AM.
Docent-led tour of Jewish artifacts 10-11:00 AM.
Optional one-hour film on the history of the museum 11:00-12:00 PM, or explore the museum on your own.
Time for brief gift shop visit. Lunch near the museum follows.
Return to the synagogue at approx. 3:30 PM.
Are you looking to feel more connected to Services?
Are you interested in moving from reading the transliteration to the actual Hebrew?
Have you had some instruction in reading Hebrew but would like a refresher?
If there is enough interest, we are looking to offer an Adult Beginners Hebrew class this year.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12
It’s educational ~ transformative ~ accessible ~ engaging-community-building ~ thought-provoking ~ non-threatening!