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March 2020

Bereshit I – From Adam to Abraham at WSTHZ

March 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem Avenue
River Forest, IL, IL United States
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The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves. (10 sessions) West Surburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem Avenue, River Forest Thursday Evenings - 7:00 – 8:30 pm, starts TBA  Faculty: …

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Cairo Genizah at Moriah

March 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - March 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Moriah Congregation, 200 Taub Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015 United States
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Come along for a journey of intrigue and adventure! This course brings to life an exotic era in Jewish history, revealing the inner thoughts of real-life characters and exploring the daily interactions and behaviors of Jewish men, women and families living along the Mediterranean more than 1,000 years ago. All of this has been uncovered through the discovery of a collection of worn-out scraps, text fragments and documents from ancient times. (10-Lessons) Moriah Congregation 200 Taub Drive, Deerfield, IL Thursday…

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April 2020

Jewish News Update at the BJE – Tuesday evening, Spring 2020 (or with Zoom)

April 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
BJE Campus, 3320 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Carl Schrag, former Editor of the Jerusalem Post, has turned this class into one of our most sought after learning opportunities. After successfully teaching the Rachel Wasserman Scholar Course, Beyond Borders:  Insiders & Outsiders for two years to a large group of enthusiastic learners who were mostly Melton graduates, master educator Carl’s in depth course on current events has attracted many students. Because of its popularity, we are offering a 5 session course option this spring on Tuesday evenings, beginning April 21. Begins…

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Jewish News Update – spring 2020 Wednesday morning at BJE (or with Zoom)

April 22, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:15 am
BJE Campus, 3320 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Carl Schrag, former Editor of the Jerusalem Post, has turned this class into one of our most sought after learning opportunities. After successfully teaching the Rachel Wasserman Scholars Course, Beyond Borders:  Insiders & Outsiders for two years to a large group of enthusiastic learners who were mostly Melton graduates, master educator Carl’s in depth course on current events has attracted many students. Because of its popularity, we are offering an additional 5 session course option on Wednesday mornings, beginning April 22. Begins April…

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Foundations of Jewish Family Living at Temple Chai

April 23, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

(Two 5 sessions classes) This learning opportunity for parents provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. At a time in a family's life when a child is experiencing his or her own Jewish education, this rich learning experience provides you with the learning, the language and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children and support Jewish learning at home. NO HOMEWORK~NO GRADES~KNOW JUDAISM! Wednesdays, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm via Zoom! Dates: Begins TBA…

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May 2020

Kol Isha – Let There Be Light (with ZOOM)

May 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BJE Campus, 3320 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Kol Isha is reaching higher, going deeper. Join us for a semester of exploration of meanings within the text of Genesis. Using the new English edition of Mikrot Gadolot, Great Readings, we will discover the insights of commentators across the centuries and add those of our own, helping us better understand the modern world. Instructors: Fran Alpert and Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz Dates: May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, and June 8 Time: Mondays, 10:00 am – Noon…

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Foundations, part 2 only at Temple Chai via Zoom

May 14, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, 60047 United States
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(5 sessions class) This learning opportunity for parents provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. At a time in a family's life when a child is experiencing his or her own Jewish education, this rich learning experience provides you with the learning, the language and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children and support Jewish learning at home. NO HOMEWORK~NO GRADES~KNOW JUDAISM! Wednesdays, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm via Zoom! Dates: Begins TBA Faculty: Rabbi…

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August 2020

2020 Golf Event – NEW DATE!!

August 17, 2020
Deerfield Golf Club and Learning Center, 1201 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015 United States
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  TEE OFF FORE EDUCATION Golf Outing Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Deerfield Golf Club. Program includes 18-holes of golf with special feature holes, group putting and other contests. Raffle prizes, silent auction and awards to complement the day’s events. TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT - CLICK HERE    

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April 2022

2022 BJE Annual Event – The Magic Is You

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, IL
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2022 BJE CHICAGO ANNUAL EVENT - The Magic Is You
Sunday, April 3, 2022
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Honoring: Ramona ChoosMaxine HandelmanJanet Sear

Magical Entertainment featuring:Magician Bill Cook

North Suburban Synagogue Beth ELHighland Park, IL

Delicious Light Bites byChef Laura Frankel: Circle of Life Catering

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The Magic is YOU! – BJE 2022 Annual Event

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, IL
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
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For information on available sponsorships and to purchase tickets - CLICK HERE

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