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Strengthening relationships between and among our congregational community. 


Study the Talmud with Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Mondays at 1:00 pm, Now - Apr 26 on Zoom ( no class March 22)

Join Rabbi Wendi Geffen as we continue the study of the Tractate Brachot, the section of the Talmud responsible for establishing what, when, how, and why Jews pray the way we do. Click here for "Perek IX", the new section starting in January 2021.



Jews in Sports with Ed Sherman

Tuesdays, Mar 2, 9 at 7:00pm - Zoom

Click here to view the first session from Feb 23

Join 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. He also developed a comprehensive site on the history of Jews in baseball at



Senior Connections

Let’s connect for lively conversation, camaraderie and entertainment.


Wednesday, Mar 24 at 1:00 PM on Zoom - Register

Jay Sorkin presents: Anti-semitism in American Films


Wednesday, Apr 21 at 1:00 PM on Zoom - Register

Professor David Chack presents: From Shtetl to Celluloid: the Impact of Jews on Hollywood


Short Fiction on Passover with Rabbi Greene

Tuesdays at 12:00 PM - Mar 9, 16, 23 on Zoom

Rabbi Greene just discovered a trove of “new” Jewish short fiction! We’ll read engaging short stories that lift up themes of Passover. Jump into engaging and lesser known stories, and consider what they bring to this most celebrated of Jewish holidays. After you sign up, Zoom and story links will be shared with time to read before each session.



Seder Online, Again? With Rabbi Greene

Wednesday, Mar 17 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Join Rabbi Lisa Greene for a conversation with practical and thoughtful ideas for your seder. Bring your family’s haggadah to this session.




Opening the Heart: Becoming a Jewish Grandparent

Tuesdays at 4:00pm, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4 on Zoom

In this class, we will explore the journey of Jewish Grandparenthood.
* What does it mean to become a Jewish Grandparent?
* What role does a grandparent play in the life of a child or a family?
* How does a grandparent play a role in the development of a child?
* How do they develop and grow themselves in this role?
* How does a Jewish grandparent affect the future?

This class is offered as a partnership between North Shore Congregation Israel, jBaby Chicago, Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning and the Jewish Grandparents Network.

Grandparents of all types of Jewish families are welcomed and encouraged. $50 class fee.



Tue, March 2 2021 18 Adar 5781