For more information about any of these programs, please contact Rabbi Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the synagogue office, 815-455-1810.
Lunch & Learn: Jewish History from the Past to the Future
Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm at MCJC (or Panera Bread in Crystal Lake — check the schedule)
Explore Jewish history through the lens of the erratic, the unpredictable, the fascinating, and the truly inspiring. Drop in whenever your schedule permits: for a single session or every week. Check MCJC’s calendar regularly for any schedule changes.
The Jewish Way with Rabbi Tom
A Smorgasbord of Jewish History, Rituals, Traditions, Holidays, Cultures, Inspirations & Ideas
Sundays, 11:00am-11:45am at MCJC
For almost four thousand years, Jews have influenced and inspired radical ideas, theologies, philosophies, and entire cultures throughout the world. And we have only just begun! Learn about and experience the many faces of Judaism with Rabbi Tom on Sunday mornings at MCJC. Find those touchpoints of meaning and memory-making that Judaism offers.
Drop in whenever your schedule permits: for a single session or every week. Check MCJC’s calendar regularly for any schedule changes.
MCJC’s Book Club
The MCJC Book Club meets every other month to discuss a Jewish-themed book. The sessions are facilitated by Rachel Kamin, director of the cultural and learning center at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El and noted authority on Jewish literature.
All are welcome to attend at any time, and there is no cost. Check Upcoming at MCJC for details.
Jews by Choice Program
More beloved by God than all the children of Israel who stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai are those who choose Judaism, who come to the Torah of their own accord.” — Midrash Tanchuma
Conversion to Judaism represents a challenging, powerful, and transformative undertaking.
Please contact Rabbi Tom to discuss navigating this life-transforming experience.
Adult Bnai Mitzvah Program
Do you remember your Bar or Bat Mitzvah and the prayers and Torah text you learned? Perhaps you are now ready to learn it anew. Perhaps something is stirring inside of you and you would like to renew your connection to the prayers and Torah. Perhaps you never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a youth and would like to this year? Our Adult B’nai Mitzvah course prepares adults to comfortably access the texts and prayers of our tradition.
The Torah as a Living Experience
Join us for weekly study sessions that make Judaism a relevant and inspiring way of life.