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The Book of Ruth: The Original Women's Network

Sunday May 19 (and possibly Sunday June 2)
10:00am* - 12:00pm

Lower Level Social Hall
Instructor:  David Lerner
There is no charge for this class.
*Class will begin at 10:00am, or five minutes after the conclusion of Morning Minyan, whichever is later.

We will read together the Book of Ruth (in English), and study commentaries (ancient, modern, literary and feminist interpretations) of this powerful and beloved book of the Tanakh.  The Book of Ruth tells the story of Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth, who chooses to join the Jewish people.  It is a story of the power of kindness in turbulent times, and provides many lessons for our own day.  This class promises to be both engaging and fun.

We have reserved additional class time: Sunday, June 2 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. depending on topics covered and student demand.

All materials will be provided.

There is no need to pre-register.  If you have questions, please contact the instructor at or 312-208-3283.

Adult Education


  • Classes with Rabbi Newman Kamin such as Torah study and timely seasonal classes offered via Zoom technology. 
  • Classes with Cantor Simon on Current Events, Torah and Haftorah Trope, Leading a Shiva Minyan.
  • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.
  • Outings to theatre, museums, exhibits and speakers.
  • Learning sessions with scholars and congregants: Dr. Julie Strauss (political topics), Howard Schickler (Coursera classes), Neil Adelman (special topics such as Jews and Alcohol, Passover Hagadot, Jewish themed operas), Film Series led by Dan Kamin and Judi Zeal...and more.
  • Conversational Hebrew with longtime teacher, Tikva Moustakis.
  • Hebrew 101 for adults with a focus on prayer taught by David Lerner. 
  • Events that represent various viewpoints and issues are scheduled throughout the year.


Sun, May 19 2019 14 Iyyar 5779