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Education Series


Lunch & Learn

Mondays, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Congregation Beth Judea
Members – FREE
Non-Members: $36 for series OR $5 per session 
Nov. 11 - Dec. 16, 2019
Rabbi Zimbalist
Continuing the Conversation
This course will continue the conversation about Israel. Using articles from local and national newspapers, we will discuss current events in Israel, the region and the U.S. - Israel relationship. Click here to RSVP.
Jan. 6 - Feb. 10, 2020
Rabbi Zimbalist
I’m Disappointed:
Why Aren’t You?
This course will expand upon the spiritual and practical wisdom of rabbi and author Harold Kushner and his insights into life, Judaism and personal growth. Suggested reading before or during the course: Overcoming Life’s Disappointments by Kushner. Click here to RSVP. 
March 16 - Apr. 13, 2020
Rabbi Zimbalist
Were the Israelites
This course will examine some of the recent decisions of the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement regarding Passover. What are kitniyot and can we eat them on Passover? My family wants rice at the seder but is that permitted? How do I respond to the ever-changing dietary needs of my loved ones and keep to an authentic interpretation of Passover? Click here to RSVP.
June 1 - June 22, 2020 Rabbi Zimbalist
Judaism on the Road
Some of the most impactful lessons we learn are when we step out of our homes and travel to new, different and exciting places. This course will highlight Judaism in unexpected locations. Let’s share with each other some personal stories of profound experiences during times away from home and find God together as we travel along the way. Click here to RSVP.


Tap the Torah

Orin Rotman
Sponsored by Men’s Club
Join us on Wednesday nights at 8pm for a lively Torah study while we down some beer! 
October 16, 2019 @ 7:45 pm at Congregation Beth Judea's Sukkah
February 12, 2020 @ 8 pm
May 13, 2020 @ 8 pm
more information to follow


Drinks 'n Drash

Rabbi Zimbalist
Join us for drinks and conversation centered on a common text. Sources range from Pirkei Avot to Midrash and beyond, leading to lively discussion and greater understanding of our texts and traditions. 
November 7, 2019
7:00 pm
Ask the Rabbi
Nov 7 RSVP
January 30, 2020
7:00 pm
Israel and Politics
Jan 30 RSVP
April 30, 2020
7:00 pm
Current Events
Apr 30 RSVP

      Location: Half Day Brewery (Lincolnshire)


Stories of Music

Hazzan Ezring
Since the Renaissance, Jews have risen to prominence in art music. This series probes the intersection of Western Art Music and Jewish music, and the influence it has had on the sound of synagogue worship. Explore the controversies. Delight in the music. "Stories of Music" is a program developed by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. 
What is
Jewish Music?
Art of Prayer:
Western Art Music
as Synagogue Sound
Di Yiddishe Amerike:
Yiddish as a Reflection
of the American Experience
@ 8 pm
@ 8 pm
@ 8 pm
November 5, 2019
December 5, 2019
January 13, 2020
November 12, 2019 December 12, 2019
January 27, 2020
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Tue, November 12 2019 14 Cheshvan 5780