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Adult Education

We are slowly starting to hold in-person programs but most are also available via Zoom technology.  If you are a member, you can access our secure webpage for direct links.  If you are not a member, but wish to join any of our programs, contact Nancy Holab Nevins, our Executive Director for link information.

If you are a member, click here to access the secure Zoom links.

-Shabbat Family Programming
June 26, July 24, August 28
10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

Outside at the synagogue.
 Bring your own kosher picnic lunch.
Registration is required.  Please send email to to register.

We have created a community experience. The prayers and roles are for kids of all ages, adults and teens. All will find a meaningful Shabbat experience.
Out of concern for the most vulnerable, as there will be people not yet eligible for vaccines in attendance, we will be wearing masks and spreading our chairs apart.
In cases of inclement weather predictions, we will send alternate plans via email.

NO CLASS on June 27 and July 4.

-The World of Jewish Learning taught by David Lerner - Sundays
Havdalah at 10:10
World of Jewish Learning at 10:15 a.m.

-Intermediate Prayer Book Hebrew taught by David Lerner
Sundays, 11:30 a.m.  until noon, beginning November 8

For more information, contact David Lerner at or 312-208-3283.

-Bring your kids to Am Yisrael to create artwork to be featured on greeting cards!
Sunday, July 11. Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Cards will printed up in packs of ten.
For sale in time for High Holiday greetings.
Cards will be blank on the back and can be used for other greetings, birthdays, special occasions, etc.
Socially distant
Children may also create art on their own and submit that artwork to the committee no later than July 25.
Please contact Marissa Bennett, Jessica Lensch-Falk or Alison Solotoroff if you have questions.

-Rabbi's Study Class - Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.


-Cantor's Current Events Class - Thursdays at noon 
Cantor Simon offers his weekly Current Events Class to the entire congregation.  Traditionally, this group has enjoyed a little bit of adult beverage while solving the world's problems.  During the quarantine, it's BYO, but by all means, feel free to grab your favorite beverage and join this lively group.

-Women's Network Book Group - Fridays at 10:00 a.m. 
The book is "My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir" by Meir Shalev.   There is no "homework" -- we read the book together out loud at each meeting and there's no need to read anything ahead of time.  The book is a collection of short stories, so it's no problem if someone misses some of the book group meetings.

-Dr. Larry Layfer's Talmud Class
Mondays, once a month at 7:30 p.m.
Contact Bobbie Barry for more information.

Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781