North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club – Join Rachel Kamin, CLC Director, after Shabbat Kiddush on Saturdays (at approximately 12:30 pm). You do not need to attend all of the sessions to participate – come to one or come to them all! To participate in the Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club, please make a minimum donation of $54 to the Torah Fund Campaign. Contact Linda Gottlieb, Sisterhood Torah Fund Vice President, at 847/835-3101 or lbgmom@comcast.net to make your donation.

2018 CLC Programs & Events

Wednesdays, 9:30am
April 18; May 2, 16, 30
Writer’s Beit Midrash
All fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay writers (published or not yet published) are welcome for discussions, exercises, camaraderie, and critique every other Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am.


Tuesday, April 17, 7:45pm
Becoming a Jew in Post-World War II Germany with Author Annette Gendler
Annette Gendler will discuss her book Jumping Over Shadows and lead a discussion of Judaism and Zionism in Post-World War II Germany. A book signing will follow the program. Free and open to the community.


Saturday, April 21, 12:30pm
Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir by Annette Gendler, facilitated by Rachel Kamin. Like her Great-Aunt Resi, Annette Gendler, a German, fell in love with a Jewish man. But, unlike her aunt, whose marriage was destroyed by “the Nazi times,” Gendler found a way to make her impossible love survive. Meet the author at NSS Beth El on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:45pm.


Thursday, April 26, 3:00pm
Afternoon @ the Movies
Did you know that Europe’s fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin? Through personal stories, the documentary Germans & Jews explores Germany’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Anette Isaacs will facilitate the discussion.


Saturday, June 2, 12:30pm
Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer, facilitated by Rachel Kamin. A tale inspired by historical events traces the experiences of two women whose lives are transformed by a mysterious Johann Sebastian Bach choral masterpiece.