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Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs

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!

Women's Network Wine Tasting

Sat. Feb. 9
7:30 p.m.

Not just for women!
$18 for Women's Network members, $25 for non members

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 .

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.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg "Nurture the Wow: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice"

Sun. Feb. 24   
11:00 a.m.

Suggested donation: $5 per family

The work of parenting--and living in connection with others in general--can be glorious and amazing.  And it can be, at least as often, frustrating, frazzling and mind-numbingly boring.  How can the riches of the Jewish tradition help us to transform the most difficult moments with our children and the other people in our lives?  What do parents who are deep in the trenches of this labor of love have to teach Judaism about what spirituality is and can be? What might happen if we regard the work of raising children--and being in loving connection with other people as a whole--as a legitimate spiritual practice in its own right?  This talk will explore these essential questions and their implications for parents of young children and anyone else who might try to connect deeply with another human being.
  Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of "Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder and Radical Amazement of Parenting" a National Jewish Book Award finalist and PJ Library Parents' Choice selection and six other books. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, The Atlantic and many other publications.  She has been named by Newsweek as one of ten "Rabbis to watch" and by the Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis.  Rabbi Ruttenberg currently serves as Rabbi-in-Residence at Avodah.

JUF Brunch

Sun. March 3
9:45 a.m.

featuring Jeannie OpDyke Smith
$15 per person

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.


Ongoing Programs

-Rabbi Newman Kamin'sTorah Study
12 noon until 1:00 p.m.
February 11 - April 29

No class on March 25.

-Current Events with Cantor Simon
12 noon


Wed, January 23 2019 17 Shevat 5779