Sign In Forgot Password
1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022847.835.0724

Community Conversations Archive

We invite you to view our archive of community conversations and discussions with field experts and scholars.


First Reform Rabbi to Serve in the Knesset, Gilad Kariv, on American Jewry and Israel

Hear from Rabbi Gilad Kariv, the first Reform rabbi to serve in the Knesset.  MK Kariv spoke about the current state of the relationship between American Jewry and Israel.

Click here to view the recording.




The Aftermath of the Shoah: Life in Poland Today

with Professor Paul Liptz

As we prepared for Yom Ha’Shoah, we studied with a great scholar and accessible teacher, Professor Paul Liptz. He joined us the day before this important observance to deepen our learning and meaning for it. View the recording here.




The Glencoe Clergy Association Presented 

Community Conversation with Richard Rothstein on the Color of Law

Racial segregation in the US: a history and conversation on the future. Recorded: January 18, 2021. View the recording here.







"Why Judaism Really Matters" 3 part series 

with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

2020 Bernice and Seymour Nordenberg

Memorial Scholar in Residence

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3





Caring for Loved Ones & Ourselves, Now

A panel conversation with Elizabeth Ury, JCFS Director of Jewish Community Engagement, & Julie Fohrman, Gerontologist & Principal of North Shore Geriatric Care Management, moderated by Rabbi Lisa Greene on caring for seniors and ourselves during COVID-19. Click here to watch the recording and click here for resources.




Walking Boldly Into the Future Together: A Conversation Between Rabbi Geffen and Bishop and Pastor Fitzpatrick of the Stone Temple Church
Rabbi Geffen in conversation with our friends Bishop Derrick Fitzpatrick and Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick from the Historic Stone Temple Church in Lawndale to discuss how we might move forward to best address racial injustice and create a better future together. View the recording  here.


Jews in Space with Alana Lidawer

A conversation with Rabbi Ryan Daniels and NSCI’s own Alana Lidawer, Engineering Camera Payload Uplink Lead in NASA’s ongoing Perseverance Mars rover mission. Recorded June 6, 2021.

View the recording here.



 Jews in Sports with Ed Sherman

With Rabbi Ryan Daniels and long-time sportswriter and author, Ed Sherman for an inside look at Jews in sports, sharing the inspiring stories of perseverance in overcoming extreme challenges in the pursuit of greatness. Ed Sherman was a long-time sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of four books, including the recently published, This is B1G, a history of the Big Ten. 

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3



Dr. Bernice A. King in Conversation with Rabbi Geffen

On Black-Jewish Relations

Listen to the recording of this great conversation between Dr. Bernice A. King and NSCI's Rabbi Wendi Geffen around The Journey of Black-Jewish Relations. Recorded January 26, 2021 in partnership with the AJC. View the recording here. See a Chicago Tribune article about this event here.



Clergy in Conversation

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


November 4       November 18       December 2

December 16     January 13           January 27

                                                  February 10        February 24         March 10

                                                  March 24            April 28                



 Grief is the Word

Rabbi Wendi Geffen of North Shore Congregation Israel in conversation with Rebecca Soffer, founder of Modern Loss, for this important conversation about navigating individual and shared grief in 2020. Recorded: November 30, 2020.

View the recording here.


Sun, December 5 2021 1 Tevet 5782