Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Winter Reading Roundtable
Monday, December 21– 12:00 pm
Have you read any good books lately? Grab your lunch and join Rachel Kamin & Marcie Eskin for a lively discussion of what we’ve been reading and get some new reading recommendations from other readers. Come prepared to talk briefly about any book you’ve read recently (fiction or non-fiction on any topic) or just log in to listen. RSVP to Marcie Eskin to receive the Zoom link.

Evening @ the Movies & Chinese Dinner
Wednesday, December 23 – 8:00 pm
The new documentary Land of Milk and Funny follows the story of Avi Lieberman, an American Jewish comedian who brings his colleagues to Israel to lift spirits and raise funds for a great cause. Stream the movie at home and join the Gray Cultural & Learning Center and Beth El Sisterhood for a talk with Avi Lieberman on Zoom at 8:00pm RSVP to Marcie Eskin to receive the film and Zoom links.

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
Sunday, January 10 – 1:00 pm
A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum. Join Rachel Kamin for a discussion of this sweeping historical novel about an ambitious young doctor and her scientist brother who journey across Russia in 1914 to race against Einstein to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Author Rachel Barenbaum will join us! New participants are always welcome! RSVP to Marcie Eskin to receive the Zoom link. Click here for the complete Book Club calendar. 


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.