North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Academics

Academics

Great classes from which to choose! 

Our Sunday hours are 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – First-Hour Classes
  • 12:20 p.m. –  1:15 p.m. –  Second-Hour Classes

We offer different options for our 8th through 11th graders.  Click on the link below for the class descriptions.

TBD

11:15 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.
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TBD

12:20  – 1:15 p.m.
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Conversational Hebrew

12:20  – 1:15 p.m.
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TBD

11:15 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.
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TBD

11:15 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.
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TBD

​12:20  – 1:15 p.m.
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Conversational Hebrew

12:20  – 1:15 p.m.
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For those students – Grades 8 through 11 – who can not attend SHHS on Sundays.

​The class will be led by Chuck Kahalnik.

​Course content will include: current events; various definitions of poverty, as well as Jewish laws on poverty; the budget game; Jews in the movies; Jewish ethics, and how to make those tough decisions;  the JCC Film Festival; Anti-Semitism in today’s world, and Jewish restaurants.

First Semester

Classes will be:

  • Sept. 12, 26
  • Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Nov. 7, 14, 28
  • Dec. 5, 12

Second Semester

Classes will be:

  • Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Mar. 6, 13, 20
  • Apr. 3, 10, 17
  • May 1, 8, 15

We are very excited to offer our students who graduated from SHHS last year ten special College Bound classes to prepare them for life after high school.  Our College Bound classes are open to both SHHS and non-SHHS graduates, so if you know of anyone who may be interested, please feel free to invite them to join us!

Life Decisions

Teacher:  Hazzan Ben Tisser

Dates (2019):

TBD

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

At every stage of life we encounter new and unexpected situations. Sometimes we know how to react, but often we struggle to find the proper response, particularly as we transition from high school. In a new-found independence after high school, we find ourselves having many new experiences; our Jewish tradition has much to offer in terms of guiding us through these. Hazzan Ben Tisser will offer very real-life situations, and students will have the opportunity to learn, discuss, and debate what our tradition has to say.

NEW FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR!!!

Here’s a opportunity for parents, grandparents, friends, and relatives to learn more about the Jewish culture as taught in the schools here at NSSBE.

For more information on these adult classes, which will begin this fall, please click on the links below.

​Melton Core Curriculum: The Ethics of Jewish Living

SUNDAYS, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Teacher: Ali Drumm

How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, interpersonal relationships, end-of-life decisions, and stem-cell research? This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres. New students
are welcome!

Tuition, including Sourcebook:

  • $100 for NSSBE members
  • $240 for Melton Consortium members
  • $340 for non-Consortium members

To register for Melton classes at NSS Beth El, contact Rolly Cohen at 847-291-7788 (ext. 1304) or rolly@bjechicago.org.