North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Beth El @ 70

Beth El @ 70

Seventy years is considered a life span in Biblical life. We can be proud of our community’s loyalty Midor Ledor, from one generation to the next, as we sustain a deep commitment to the vision of our founders and respect for the work of past generations. At the same time, we look forward to the future which we know will be bright and creative. We are excited to envision many more years of our Beth El congregation exhibiting a leadership role, not only on the North Shore of Chicago, but throughout the Jewish world. We also pray for an era of peace and security for the State of Israel and our brothers and sisters who live there.

May this year challenge all of us to work even harder and with more energy for our Berth El congregation,  our community, and the Jewish world.

Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi Michael Schwab, Hazzan Ben Tisser, and Richard Zelin, President

Upcoming 70th Anniversary Events


February 2–11
Used Book Sale

February 3
USY Shabbat

February 4
Mitzvah Day and World Wide Wrap

February 9–10
ShabbaTone –  Mati Lazar, director of the Zamir Chorale Foundation in New York and The Bible Players.

March 2018

March 1

March 4
Purim Carnival

March 10
Sisterhood Torah Fund Author Event

March 16–18
Men’s Club Shabbat Weekend – An entire weekend of Men’s Club activities.

March 18
Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff Lecture – Dr. Eleff will speak about Beth El and the Chicago Jewish community.

March 22 (tentative)
Sisterhood Torah Fund Concert with Hazzan Tisser

March 24 (tentative)
Beth El Bar/Bat Mitzvah 70th Reunion

March 31–April 7

April 2018

April 10–19
March of the Living Trip

April 15
AIPAC event

April 22 (tentative)
Frankel Memorial Lecture

April 22–24
Central Great Lakes Region WLCJ Spring Conference at Beth El

April 29
Cohen Religious School Celebration of Israel and Beth El at 70. A year-long exploration of the origins of the Jewish people in seven different countries and a treasure hunt and generational display of Beth El’s history.

April 29
JUF Dessert Event

May 2018

May 6
Walk with Israel

May 8
Men’s Club/Sisterhood Dinner with Rabbi Kurtz

May 20-21

June 2018

June 10
Field Family Lecture with Dr. Shuly Schwartz, Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary