Roots and Branches: the spirituality of trees

Thu,Jul 6 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am

Mallinckrodt Community Center - 1041 Ridge Rd., Wilmette
Roots and Branches: the spirituality of trees in the Jewish tradition

with Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman

Thursdays, 10-11:30 - July 6, 13, 20

It’s summer and the outside natural world invites us to step out and look around. In this class, we will look to the trees that fill our world as openings to exploration of what it means to be Jewish and human today. Exploring the many texts and images of trees in our Jewish body of wisdom, we will look to the tree to examine how connecting with this natural piece of our world can root us, nourish us, and help us reach up and out. We will use various texts from the Jewish and secular tradition. All levels welcome.

$50 for 3-class session

Join us this summer to explore your creative side!
Artists' Beit Midrash in conjunction with North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Taught by Judith Joseph and Jane Shapiro

Relationships in the Torah: 
Family Ties as Inspiration For Art

June 8, 15, 22, and 29; July 13 and 20
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Students explore Jewish sources thematically (no Hebrew knowledge required) taught by master text teacher Dr. Jane Shapiro, co-founder and teacher at the Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, and master artist-in-residence Judith Joseph. Artists of all skill levels and working with any type of media -- sculpture, oils, watercolors, photographs, fabrics, poetry, music, theater, and dance -- are invited to participate in text study, discussion, and commentary through art. Students will look at a different theme each week, building community in the process. 


$90 course fee, $60 for Beth El members 

To register, email Marcie Eskin or call her at 847-926-7903