Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Cultural & Learning Center Resources

Summer Stories Series with Rachel Kamin
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm Outside @ Beth El or 7:45 pm on Zoom, July 7, 14, 21 & 28
The ten stories in Nicole Krauss’s new collection, To Be a Man, deal with the struggle to understand what it is to be a man and what it is to be a woman, and all of the tensions in the relationships between parents and children, lovers and friends, husbands and wives. All contemporary, they span the globe with many of the characters living with their feet in the United States and their hearts in Israel. Join Rachel Kamin to discuss selected short stories over four sessions this summer. Summer Quarter Continuing Education Fee: $60 for Beth El members; $125 for non-members. Class fee includes a hardcover copy of the book. Register here.

Photo Party In the Beth El Archives
Thursday, July 15 – 10:00am

Calling all longtime Beth El members! We have hundreds of unidentified photographs in the Beth El archives. Can you help us identify them? Join Mort Steinberg in the Abbell Library to help sort, organize and identify photographs from Beth El’s past. Of course there will also be a lot of kibbitzing, chatting and reminiscing too. RSVP to Marcie Eskin at If you need a ride, contact our Hazak committee Co-Chairs: Mary Ellen Bowers at or Jackie Melinger at


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.