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#JewishLearningforJewishLiving - Adult Education

Members of Temple Beth Israel take adult education very seriously.  Life long learning is a goal and a priority. The Adult Education Committee led by the Vice President of Education plans a robust year of programming for all interests.  See below for upcoming events and sign up.

We thank the Jewish Book Council for the help and assistance with speakers during this year.

Lunch N' Learn!

September 18, 2019

Sneak Preview of the 2019 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema with Executive Director Cindy Stern

Presenter:  Cindy Stern

Cindy Stern has been with the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema for 10 years. For the past five she has served as the organization’s executive director, where, among other things like marketing and fundraising, she meets and negotiates with Israeli directors, actors and film distributors to annually bring the local audience the finest selection of Israeli features, documentaries and television series made over the previous 12 months—plus the context to go with it. For 30 years, she served as an award-winning writer and producer on the ad campaigns of Starbucks, United Airlines, McDonald's, Target and other Fortune 500 companies. She is also an active member of Hadassah and a former cultural arts commissioner of Highland Park. Born in Hollywood, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a Master's degree in nonprofit management from Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership.


Sunday Morning Learning


Co-Sponsored by Brotherhood and Adult Education
9:00am Breakfast and 10:00am Presentation
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Speakers: Margaret McMullan

This amazing read opens with moments of discovery. The moment she discovers the existence of Richard, a long-lost relative, at Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Margaret McMullan begins an unexpected journey of revelation and connectivity as she tirelessly researches the history of her ancestors, the Engel de Jánosis. Propelled by a Fulbright cultural exchange that sends her to teach at a Hungarian University, Margaret, her husband, and teenage son all eagerly travel to Pécs, the land of her mother’s Jewish lineage. After reaching Pécs, a Hungarian town both small and primarily Christian, Margaret realizes right then and there how difficult her mission is going to be. This fascinating author and her story will be at TBI for discussion and a reading.

Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779