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Building Bridges


Finding common ground for us to come together for the sake of the good and holy. 



Now More Than Ever, Why Judaism Matters 
With Rabbi Rami Shapiro, The Bernice and Seymour Nordenberg Memorial Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, commonly called "Rabbi Rami", is an author, teacher, and speaker on the subjects of liberal Judaism and contemporary spirituality.



Sunday, November 1 - "Why Judaism Really Matters"  on Zoom. View the recording here.

Sunday, November 15 - "Grace"  on Zoom. Click here for the written presentation.

Friday, December 4 at 2:30pm -"Judaism as a Religion of Argument and Doubt"  Sermon on Facebook and Streamspot


The Bernice and Seymour Nordenberg Memorial Scholar In Residence Program  is endowed through a gift from Mark & Linda Nordenberg in loving memory of Bernice & Seymour Nordenberg and Sylvia Wolfson.


Clergy in Conversation

Wednesdays, December 2 & 16 at 12:00pm - Facebook and Streamspot

Join Rabbis Daniels, Geffen, Greene, and Cantor Goldstein as they discuss compelling topics of our time.



How To Be Comfortable Having Uncomfortable Conversations w/ Rabbi Daniels and Billy Planer
In our deeply fractured society, trying to speak across the divide sometimes feels impossible. Join Rabbi Daniels and Billy Planer, Founder of Etgar 36, to discuss how to have these important and necessary conversations without “all the heat,” how to practice self-care as we enter into uncomfortable conversations and even rethink what ‘success’ looks like during a difficult conversation. 
Recording coming soon.




Dangerous Religious Ideas
Our Nachman Scholar Rabbi Dr. Rachel S. Mikva will grapple with the ways in which all religious ideas are potentially dangerous--even those that lie at the heart of faith.  Rabbi Mikva’s newly released book takes on concepts that have been wielded to cause both harm and good throughout history.  All are essential as we grapple with the power of religious ideas and the role of religion in society. Recording coming soon.
Rabbi Dr. Rachel S. Mikva serves as the Herman E. Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies and Senior Faculty Fellow of the InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary.  The Institute and the Seminary work at the cutting edge of theological education, training religious leaders who can build bridges across cultural and religious differences for the critical work of social transformation.  Rabbi Mikva brings a passion for justice and academic expertise to her teaching and her new book, Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Recording will be available soon.


The Nachman Family Adult Education Series was conceived by Rosalind (z”l) and Dr. Adolph Nachman (z”l) as an opportunity to bring exciting outside scholars to teach adult learners at NSCI.


Grief is the Word
Monday, November 30 from 8:00pm-9:00pm - Zoom
Join Rabbi Geffen in conversation with Rebecca Soffer, founder of Modern Loss, for this important conversation about navigating individual and shared grief in 2020.  Participants will have the opportunity to share in conversation and ask questions.

Advance registration required by Friday, November 27th. Please click here to register.



The Glencoe Clergy Association Presents:
A Community Conversation with Richard Rothstein On The Color of Law

Monday, January 18 at 7:30pm - Zoom
Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and is responsible for our most severe social and economic problems. De jure segregation ― the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments ― promoted discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Government policy supporting segregation has corrupted our criminal justice system, exacerbated economic inequality, and created large academic gaps between white and Black schoolchildren.  It is only after learning this history that we can be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape.

Click here for more information.

Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781