Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Afternoon @ the Movies: What to Watch Next
Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 pm
Cindy Stern, the Director of the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, will discuss the best Israeli movies and television shows available to stream from home as well as trends in Israeli cinema and what’s coming soon to a home theater near you. RSVP to Marcie Eskin to receive the Zoom link.

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
Wednesday, December 2, 7:45 pm
The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl by Marra B. Gad. An unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes. RSVP to Marcie Eskin to receive the Zoom link. Click here for the complete 2020-2021 calendar.

Learn more about the late Supreme Court Justice, z”l, through these books and movies, available in the Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center or from your local public library or bookseller.


Looking for a book recommendation? Contact Rachel Kamin and/or Marcie Eskin – we are happy to recommend a good ebook that you can download from your local public library, an audio-book that you can listen to, or a print book that you can order online.  Jewish or secular, fiction or non-fiction, for children or adults . . . we’re happy to help you satisfy your literary appetite! And if you would like to borrow a book from the Beth El library, just contact Rachel or Marcie and we will arrange a safe way to deliver it to you.

Menemsha Films, one of the distributors that we work with for our Afternoon @ the Movies and other film programs, has just launched CHAIFLICKS, a streaming service dedicated solely to Jewish themed films and entertainment. View the best of films from past Jewish film festivals and elsewhere with a FREE 30-day trial. Click here from your iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop to start enjoying great Jewish entertainment.