Adult Education

Ongoing and Upcoming Classes

Rabbi Nate Crane’s Science & Religion Class
Tuesdays (through November 9th , 2021) at 7:30pm on Zoom

Rabbi Nate Crane’s Talmud Class
Wednesdays at 10:00am on Zoom

Psalms Class with Rabbi Nate Crane
First Thursday of each month at 7:30am on Zoom – right after minyan

Cantor Pavel Roytman’s Music Series
Thursdays at 7:30pm on Zoom

November 4: When Words Alone Fail: Music and the Shoah
November 11: The Sounds of Eretz Yisrael in America: 1920’s to 1950’s
November 18: The Sounds of Eretz Yisrael in America: The Crucial 60’s

Cantor Roytman would appreciate your signing up if interested.  Email him at

ScholarStream Series #3

The ScholarStream series on The Roots of Conservative Judaism will meet on three consecutive Tuesdays at 7:00pm CT beginning December 7th.

BHBE members may take the course free of charge due to the generosity of Randi and Rob Feder who are sponsoring the series in memory of Randi’s sister, Marcia Fischer Webb (z”l).

December 7 : Conservative Judaism: Origins, History, Assets and Opportunities
Teacher: Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz, JTS
Description: Conservative Judaism provided a compelling vision for a Judaism—traditional in orientation and embracing of evolutionary change—that captured the hearts and minds of so many twentieth century American Jews. What were its origins? Why/how did JTS serve as its incubator and disseminator? And why am I convinced that Conservative Judaism is well poised to meet the religious needs of North American Jews in the current moment?

December 14: The Theological Grounding of Conservative Judaism
Teacher: Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ziegler
Description: Historical and sociological factors played important roles in the creation of the Conservative movement in both Germany and the United States. This session will focus on the theological commitments that created the movement and still ground its approach to text study, law, Israel, and God.

December 21: The Torah of Conservative Judaism
Teacher: Rabbi Gordon Tucker, JTS
Description: From its inception, Conservative Judaism has stood for a particular way of approaching, studying, and even defining Torah. The energizing encounter between the academic and the religiously committed has characterized The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Conservative Movement’s flagship institution, since its founding. In this session, we will consider the notable contributions to this special culture of Torah made by some of the significant figures in the history of JTS and our Movement.

Click here for more information and to register for Series #3 (watch your emails for the discount code).

The Florence Melton School

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah has established a relationship with the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Check out the Melton School website for more information.

You can always call the synagogue office at 847.256.1213 with your questions or suggestions. We look forward to learning with you.

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