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Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs

"The World of Yiddish Theater"

Facilitated by Howard Schickler
Five Wednesdays, starting October 24
6:30 p.m.

A lecture series by Debra Caplan, assistant professor of theater at Baruch College, CUNY. Professor Caplan will be your guide in this entrée into the history of Yiddish theater and dramatic literature, from early works and Purim plays to the "Father of Yiddish Theater," Avrom Goldfaden; from Yiddish theater’s arrival in America to its modernist turn in Europe between the two World Wars.

Friday Night Live

Fridays, 6:00 p.m.   
Nov. 2
Jan. 25
March 22
May 17

Cantor Simon and the Shabbatones (8 piece band)
Rich Cohen - mandolin
Jonah Greenthal - keyboard
Rod Loewenthal - saxophone
Packy Lundholm - percussion
E. Marc Nevins - guitar
Howard Prager - tuba
Donna Rubinson - accordion
Alan Shlachter - oboe/English horn 
 
Featuring Craig Taubman's and Nava Tehillah's wonderful Shabbat melodies.

A delight for the whole family...all ages love this service!

Dinner Club

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 13 - Blind Faith Cafe, Evanston
Jan. 15 - Mizrahi Grill, Highland Park
March 19 - Taboun Grill, Skokie
May 21 - Ken's Diner, Skokie

Contact Eileen Leiderman to respond.  eileenandben@yahoo.com

Film Series

Post Holocaust America
led by Dan Kamin and Judi Zeal     

“The Quarrel”
Sat. Nov. 17—7:00 p.m.

Two estranged friends -- one a rabbi, and the other, an agnostic writer— who are compelled to resume an argument that caused a separation between the pair many years earlier, after a chance meeting pushes the duo together once more. Winner of 8 international awards .

“Avalon”
Sat. Jan. 19—7:00 p.m.

An Academy Award four time nominee, we follow a Polish-Jewish family who arrives in the US at the beginning of the century as they and their children try to build themselves a better future in the promised land. A film by Barry Levinson, with Elizabeth Perkins, Aiden Quinn, Elijah Wood.


“The Pawnbroker”
Sat. Feb. 23—7:00 p.m.

A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. Starring Rod Steiger.


“Goodbye Columbus”
Sat. April 6 —8:00 p.m.

A Jewish man and a Jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other, find that their worlds are very different. Based on a novella by Phillip Roth. Starring Richard Benjamin, Ali McGraw, Jack Klugman.

50th Anniversary Video Party

Saturday, Dec. 1
Time TBA

Family Promise

December 23 through the 30th
Am Yisrael will once again host families that are in transition.
Contact Claudia and Gerry Linda to learn more or to volunteer.
claudiawlinda@gmail.com

Ongoing Programs

-Rabbi Newman Kamin'sTorah Study
Mondays
12 noon until 1:00 p.m.
Starts in 2019

-Current Events with Cantor Simon
Thursdays
12 noon


 

Fri, October 19 2018 10 Cheshvan 5779