In an effort to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El has closed its building and schools. Please visit our NSSBE@HOME page, where you will find all of our current offerings of our virtual community. Also, please take a look at our Pesach Resource Page.

Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Cultural & Learning Center Resources

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.


Although our building is closed, consider taking a virtual tour of the Rissman Kol Ami Collection’s new exhibit, Growing Up Jewish: Art and Storytelling by Beth El member Jacqueline Kott-Wolle. Her contemporary paintings explore the key people, experiences, and institutions that shaped her evolving Jewish identity. To view her work and to read Jackie’s accompanying personal narratives, click here. See also the exhibit brochure.


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!


For Your Passover Viewing Pleasure Online: Learn about Passover through its various depictions in film. These movies (some more family-friendly than others) are perfect for the holiday when you’re actually supposed to recline!





Writer’s Beit Midrash
Wednesday, April 1 @ 9:30 am via Zoom
All fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay writers (published or not yet published) are welcome for discussions, exercises, camaraderie, and critique. Open to the community; free of charge. Contact Rachel Kamin for information.




Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Kamin
Monday, April 6 and April 13 @ 6:30 pm via Zoom
Join Rachel Kamin for some fun Passover stories, songs & more! Questions, including Zoom link? Contact