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1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022847.835.0724

Adult B'nei Mitzvah

Please enjoy a few testimonials from some of our Adult B'nei Mitzvah Alumni:


“The Adult Bnei Mitzvah class at NSCI is the experience of a lifetime. It is a magical journey of learning, faith and friendship. This class gave me confidence and understanding to feel connected and a part of the service.”

- Lindsay Emalfarb, Adult B'nei Mitzvah class, 2021 

Adult B’nei Mitzvah is a journey of learning and community culminating in a group service led by our students who read the Torah and share their thoughts. Class meets two hours a week, on Monday nights during the school year, one hour of Hebrew and one of prayer, holiday, theology, and other topics. Adult B’nei Mitzvah draws students from varying backgrounds and is about learning and finding out about yourself and your beliefs--you’ll read and study, and reflect on where you are and what you think. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know others in our community you might never have met.  


We are building a class now and welcome a few more students. Interested in learning more about it? To learn more,   please contact Rabbi Greene: (847) 835-0724 or click the button below.


Contact Rabbi Greene     


Hear the moving personal reflections, divrei Torah, of our class of 2021.

Tom Victor




Stephanie Glazer Ettelson




Jodi Kahn




Lindsay Emalfarb




Julie Starkman Gordon




Deborah Shapiro




Ann DuBois




Alison Pearson




“Learn, laugh, grow  and enjoy at the Adult B’nei Mitzvah class. It made me feel complete. If you want to keep learning and growing , this is the class for you.”

- Alison Pearson, Adult B'nei Mitzvah class, 2021






“For me, the Adult B’nei Mitzvah experience was transformational. My knowledge and appreciation of Judaism has grown significantly; and I am now an active participant on Shabbat and holiday services, able to read the Hebrew, chant the prayers and appreciate the important meaning behind the rituals. Rabbi Greene and Judy Weiss were terrific teachers, and my classmates are now friends for life.”

- Julie Starkman Gordon, Adult B'nei Mitzvah class, 2021

Wed, September 27 2023 12 Tishrei 5784