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Upcoming Events and Ongoing Programs

Tot Shabbat

Shabbat mornings, Dec. 7 and May 9
9:30 a.m. until 12 noon

Programming for preschoolers during main Shabbat services so that adults can attend services.

Film Series

Hollywood Takes on the Israeil-Palestinian Conflict
Led by Dan Kamin and Judi Zeal

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 "Operation Thunderbolt"
Israeli commandos stage a 1976 raid on Uganda's Entebbe airport to free hostages from Palestinian and German terrorist hijackers. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. In Hebrew with English subtitles.


Dec. 7 "The Little Drummer Girl"
An American actress is forcibly recruited by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother. Starring Diane Keaton.


Jan. 18 "Munich"
This historical drama film recalls the Israeli government's secret retaliation against the PLO after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Produced and directed by Steven Spielberg; written by Tony Kushner and starring Eric Bana.

Feb. 22 "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"
An Israeli Special Forces soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. Starring Adam Sandler and John Turturro.

 

USY Babysitting Night

Sat. Dec. 14
5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Our USYers will provide babysitting, complete with food, activities and fun so you can enjoy an adult evening.
Cost is $18 for the first child, $18 for the second child, and all other children are included.

Click here to register your child/ren for babysitting.

Adult Education

Sunday mornings, new students welcome!

Intermediate Hebrew 

 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 If you can read Hebrew, but would like to understand "what you're actually saying," please join this class. We will study the history and themes of the various prayers, along with the basics of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. Through practice reading, textual analysis, and singing, you will learn to pray with confidence and comprehension!

 

The World of Jewish Learning

11:10 a.m. -12:10 p.m.

Get ready to explore a wide range of subjects, ancient and modern, as we expand our learning beyond

Tefillah and the weekly Torah portion. 

 

These classes meet only when SJS is in session (subject to amendment), beginning Sunday, November 10.  All materials will be provided.  There is no fee for these classes.

 

Questions? Please contact the instructor, David Lerner, at David.Lerner.2012@gmail.com

 

 

"Permission to Thrive: My Journey from Grief to Growth"

Sun. Jan. 26
10:30 a.m.

Susan Angel Miller, daughter of our members Helen and Jack z"l Angel, wrote a powerful memoir following the sudden death of her fourteen year old daughter from a brain tumor.  The family made the decision -- with their rabbi's counsel -- to donate Laura's organs, and saved the life of a women with whom the Miller family eventually developed an exceptional relationship.  This candid memoir addresses the universal topics of death, illness, and trauma while conveying a hopeful message. 

Susan is an active volunteer in the Jewish community and in addition to raising funds for brain cancer research and advocating for organ donation, she speaks to medical institutions, community organizations and book clubs about grief, empathy and resilience.

Don't miss this powerful presentation.

Dinner Club

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

November 5
Blind Faith Café
525 Dempster
Evanston

January 14
Mizrahi Grill
Crossroads Shopping Center
215 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park

March 17
Ken’s Diner
3353 Dempster
Skokie

May 19
Taboun Grill
8808 Gross Point Rd.
Skokie


Responses are due the Friday before each dinner.  Contact Eileen Leiderman to respond. eileenandben@yahoo.com

        

Lunch and Learn Programs

Shabbat mornings
Services begin at 9:30 a.m.


October 26— Dr. Christopher Moore and Pat Benenson
"Transplant and Jewish Ethics"
Christopher Moore, MD is a Transplant Hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Moore's clinical practice has a particular emphasis in pre and post-transplant hepatology and he functions mainly at Northwestern's primary teaching institution, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL). In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Moore has a particular interest in medical education, with formalized roles within the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University: 

November 9—Rabbi Gesa S. Ederberg
In commemoration of the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht.
“The Growing  Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Germany and Europe” 
Rabbi Gesa Ederberg is the Rabbi of  the “Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue“ in Berlin and the founder of Masorti Germany, its nursery school and the “Jewish International School—Masorti Grundschule”.  She was ordained in 2002 at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. A member of the Executive Council of the International Rabbinical Assembly of Masorti/Conservative Rabbis, she is the spiritual advisor of the Masorti Rabbinical Seminary “Zacharias Frankel College” in Potsdam.  Rabbi Ederberg is a member of the Executive Council of the International Rabbinical Assembly of Masorti/Conservative Rabbis and a founding member of IsraAID Germany, supporting refugees in Germany.  It will be exciting to hear about the growing and flourishing Jewish community in Berlin.

June 20—Neil Adelman
"Jewish Immigration to the United States"

Neil Adelman will speak about the history of Jewish immigration to the United States.  The story begins with the 23 Sephardic Jews who arrived in then New Amsterdam in 1654 and ends with the recent arrival of thousand of immigrants of Jewish heritage from the former Soviet Union.  It is important history to keep in mind in light of today’s controversies concerning immigration. 

Ongoing Programs

-Rabbi Newman Kamin'sTorah Study
Tuesdays, starting Jan. 7.  Come for 1 p.m. minyan.  Class starts at 1:15 p.m.

Fourth Book of the Torah: Bamidbar

-Current Events with Cantor Simon
Thursdays
12 noon


 

Sat, November 16 2019 18 Cheshvan 5780