Sisterhood welcomes congregants and their friends–women and men–
to these open meetings.
1:00 open meeting programs are preceded by
refreshments and a short business meeting at 12:30 p.m.
with exceptions shown below.
October-December | January-May
|The Art of the High Holidays
We enjoyed a comprehensive look at the key role of the visual arts in the celebration of the High Holidays throughout the ages. This DVD produced by Jewish Art Education includes 60 images from ancient times as well as some from our most well-known contemporary artists. Narrated by Myrna Teck, Ph.D., the video includes music from the High Holiday liturgy.
A docent-led tour of the Chicago History Museum's exhibition, Shalom Chicago. Personal stories, rare artifacts, and engaging media presentations illustrate the Jewish community’s rich history and many contributions to Chicago’s growth and development.
Our tour was followed by a box lunch at the Museum Café.
Advance reservation fee: $25/person.
|At our annual Chanukah Fair: chanukiot, candles, toys, books, jewelry, paper goods, and more.
|Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber
award-winning documentary film
2009, 73 minutes
Members of Sisterhood read from the Torah and participated in the service. Our Scholar-in-Residence, Linda Siegel, spoke about "Breaking the Barriers" at the kiddush lunch.
|Chamber Music performed by Elaine Smith and her colleagues
Lizbeth Bistrow, violin; Daniel Golden, viola; and Van Bistro, cello:
Take Five by Paul Desmond; Elegy, Op. 24, by Gabriel Fauré; and Capriccio in G Minor, Op. 116, No. 3, and Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60, by Johannes Brahms
|We participated in the 2nd Annual Women's Seder.
|“Women and Money: Securing Your Financial Destiny”
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
|Dawn Rubin Torah Study Institute
Sisterhood presents the film Women Unchained, which documents the experiences of modern-day agunot (women whose husbands refuse to grant them a Jewish divorce).
(USA, 2011, 60 minutes, English and Hebrew with English subtitles,
directed by Beverly Siegel)
Post-film discussion with Rabbi Elliot Gertel; attorney Karen Pinkert-Lieb, senior partner with the matrimonial law firm of Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck; and Bobby Gordon, Outreach and Education coordinator at Shalva.
There is no charge for the morning program, and guests are welcome. Reservation and $36 advance payment by May 7 are required for the closing luncheon.
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