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North Shore Community Kallah

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North Shore Community Kallah

Community-Wide Adult Jewish Education Program

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:00 pm

Continues on Tuesday, February 14
and Tuesday, February 21

This program takes place at Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road, Northfield

In partnership with the North Shore Chavurah of Rabbis, Spertus is proud to again co-sponsor Kallah, a series of free lecture/courses that take place on Chicago’s North Shore on consecutive Tuesday evenings in February.

Each evening is comprised of two hour-long programs with a 15-minute break between them. You are welcome to come to one or both sessions each Tuesday evening.

Session One takes place 7–8 pm and offers a selection of small-group courses, each running over the three consecutive weeks, taught by area Rabbis. The schedule for these courses will be available from Temple Jeremiah.

A dessert and coffee break takes place 8–8:15 pm.

Session Two takes place 8:15–9:15 pm and offers large-group lectures to the entire Kallah presented by esteemed members of the Spertus faculty.

Session Two sessions focus on the theme of Crossing Borders/Building Bridges.

  • Dr. Rachel Havrelock on Biblical Israel in Modern Israel
    Tuesday, February 7 at 8:15 pm
    How does modern Israel resemble ancient Israel? Does the territory match up? Are the political systems similar? By looking at the books of Joshua and Judges and discussing the challenges facing Israel today, we build a bridge from the past to the present.
  • Dr. Elie Rekhess on Arabs in a Jewish State: Between Integration & Alienation
    Tuesday, February 14 at 8:15 pm
    The 1948 war created a unique situation: A Palestinian-Arab minority amidst the Jewish state of Israel. Explore minority-majority relations and the impact on Israel’s nature as a Jewish and democratic state.
  • Dr. Todd Hasak-Lowy on Arab-Israelis and Hebrew Culture
    Tuesday, February 21 at 8:15 pm
    Hebrew literature has, for obvious reasons, been an overwhelmingly Jewish undertaking. But non-Jewish Israelis have made important contributions. Learn about Anton Shammas and Sayed Kashua, two Arab-Israeli writers who shed light on Arabs in Israel and Hebrew culture as a whole.

Kallah is open to the community at no charge, but registration is necessary. Please call 847.441.5760 x 110.