Lifelong Learning Committee
Co-Chairs: Mark and Barbara Turner
Meetings and Events Info
Our own rabbis or synagogue members lead programs which provide a variety of opportunities for lifelong learning. In addition, visiting rabbis or other outside experts come to our congregation to teach and share their knowledge.
A significant responsibility of the Lifelong Learning Committee is the Sophie & Jack Edwards Scholar-in-Residence program. Once each year, an outside scholar visits the congregation for a weekend to share his/her scholarship with members of the congregation and the greater community. Visiting scholars include those on the leading edge of academia from across the United States and from Israel. Every two years, the committee sponsors an artist-in-residence. In the Fall of 2010, we collaborated with Congregation Beth Shalom, Naperville, and Temple B’nai Israel, Aurora to bring in someone to speak on Israel and the Middle East. We are entering the third year of this collaboration, in order to maintain a connection with the broader Jewish community in the western suburbs. Classes for adults in Judaism, Hebrew and preparation for B’nai Mitzvah, as well as Saturday morning Torah study, and collaboration with other committees within our synagogue are more examples of ways the committee encourages connections within our community and growth of our congregation.
Once each month for eight months of the year, the Lifelong Learning Committee meetings begin with a brief D’Var Torah by Rabbi Cosnowsky and the sharing of a potluck dinner as we plan upcoming events. See our Program and Events page for the schedule of this year's meeting and activities. We welcome your participation!