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Beth Tikvah Congregation

Our House of Hope

Early Childhood Center (ECC)

300 Hillcrest Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169  

847-885-4545

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Adult Education

Sunday, April 8, 10:00 am

Men's Club and Adult Education present Bruce Levine as their speaker on April 8, 2018 at 10:00 am. Bruce works at The Score Radio and will speak on baseball. Everyone is invited.

bruce levineAward winning broadcaster Bruce Levine has been covering sports in Chicago for 35 years. He has anchored a Baseball sports radio show on 670 The Score titled Inside the Clubhouse since 2013. Prior to that Levine worked at ESPN radio for 15 years and at the same frequency prior to that from 1990. Levine also has been a correspondent for the Sporting News-Chicago Sun Times - Baseball Digest and the Chicago Cubs Vine Line Magazine. Levine was a part of the Award winning coverage for the Chicago Bulls network during the Jordan Championship seasons. He was part of the radio broadcast team for both the White Sox championship of 2005 and the Cubs triumph in 2016. The native South East side resident attended South Shore High School and Southern Illinois University.

Mon Feb 5: 7:00 pm

Meet the author of the recently published book, The Boat Runner

Adult Ed is sponsoring a discussion of the recently published book The Boat Runner. This is a sweeping story of a wealthy Dutch family, industrious owners of a light bulb factory in a small town, whose world is upended over the course the WWII Nazi occupation.

What will make this evening special is that the author, Devin Murphy, will join us for our conversation. Devin is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. While this is his debut novel, his fiction has appeared in over 60 literary journals and anthologies including the Chicago Tribune. Oh, and Devin and his family are members of Beth Tikvah and our Early Childhood Center.

So get a copy of his book, available in print, as an eBook, or as a audiobook. Consider ordering via smile.amazon.com after you set the temple up as the recipient of Amazon’s charitable contribution on all your orders. Then read the book and come to the temple at 7:00pm on February 5th for a lively talk. Or come meet Devin first and read the book second, we’re a non-judgmental congregation.

Fri, Jan 26: Shabbat Shirah

Shabbat Shirah, on Friday, Janary 26 will be sponsored by the 60th Anniversary Committee with those who have taken part in adult education classes participating. Please let Jeff Prosansky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know if you were Bar or Bat Mitzvahed as an adult at Beth Tikvah.

2017 Lunch and Learn WEB dreamstime m 19607491 1Back by popular demand, starting October 19,  Rabbi Taron Tachman will be leading one-hour study sessions on the third Thursday of every month, from 12:00-1:00pm, October through May. This year the focus will be Jewish Ethics in our Everyday World.   There is no cost for this program, though participants are asked to bring a lunch that does not need to be warmed up. If you would like to join this class, please email Rabbi Tachman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Adult Education Upcoming Events

21 Jul
Torah Study
07.21.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
23 Jul
Searchers meeting
07.23.2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Jul
Torah Study
07.28.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Torah Study

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Our clergy leads torah study most Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 am. No prior experience is needed; the sessions are not cumulative. Participants are never put on the spot. Coffee is served along with meaningful conversations, wonderful people, laughter, questions, answers, and a few “aha!” moments.

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Adult Education Chairperson, Jeff Prosansky
AdultEd@beth-tikvah.org

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

- Erich Fromm

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The study of sacred texts connects us with God and to others, enriches spiritual and educational growth, and helps us to live at our best. Lifelong learning opportunities include weekly Torah study and other learning sessions with Rabbi, Book Club, Abraham Salons, Adult B'nai Mitzvah, movies and discussion, guest lectures, educational outings and more.

Book Club

So many books so little time

The Beth Tikvah Book Club, sponsored by Adult Education, meets at 7:00pm on the first Monday of each month in the Temple, adjusted for holidays. We have for a lively discussion of a book we’ve selected and read. The chosen books have a connection to Judaism, and may be historical, cultural, fictional, or non-fiction. 

Abraham Salons

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Suggested by author Bruce Feiler in his book, Abraham, the Salons are a gathering of Jews, Christians and Muslims for an evening of topical interfaith discussions in the spirit of our common heritage. Abraham Salons trace all of us back to Abraham and the love of one God.

The purpose of the gatherings are to develop an understanding of other faiths, overcome obstacles to accepting people with different faith journeys, make new friends in our diverse communities, and take the opportunity to visit a church or mosque. More information is at abrahamsalon.org.

Beth Tikvah Book Club

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The Beth Tikvah Book Club, sponsored by Adult Education, meets at 7:00pm on the first Monday of each month in the Temple, adjusted for holidays. We have for a lively discussion of a book we’ve selected and read. The chosen books have a connection to Judaism, and may be historical, cultural, fictional, or non-fiction. Members suggest the books, with the ideas coming from best sellers lists, online reviews, and personal experience. Books can be found at your local library, downloaded to your eReader, or purchased online using the awesome buying power of our group.

In our 9 year history, we have read over 80 books – some exceptionally good; others not so wonderful, and many of the books are in the Beth Tikvah library. We also plan occasional special events including movies and dinners that relate to the book we are reading. Questions or want to join? Email bookclub@beth-tikvah.org.

Empowering Lifelong Learning

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Beth Tikvah prides itself on a rich lifelong learning menu of intergenerational, interdenominational, multimedia learning opportunities. 

Movies

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Movies serve as great entertainment and as a wonderful springboard for discussion and learning.  

The Adult Education Committee creates opportunities for learning through this rich media tradition.

Speakers

"Tool Up" for Repairing the World!

2013 Scholar in Residence through the Damlich-Splansky Fund

Rabbi Joel Soffin

Rabbi Joel Soffin

A life-long social activist addressing the needs of the poor and the vulnerable in many places around the world, provided deep knowledge, powerful strategies, and continues to provide unparalled inspiration for Beth Tikvah Social Action project implementation.