January 1, 2022
Missed an event this month? All virtual events that were recorded will be featured here.
Intimidation and Harassment of Jewish College Students and Faculty
Monday, January 10
Watch the recording here
Jewish college faculty and students too often face intimidation and harassment for being pro-Israel or sometimes just for being Jewish. This program will examine the challenges faced and available resources.
Rabbi Steven Resnicoff is a prolific author and speaker, and a long-tenured professor at the DePaul College of Law. He is the co-founder and director of its Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies, which provides diverse interdisciplinary programming that includes a focus on combating the growing scourge of antisemitism. Rabbi Resnicoff holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale University.
Current Politics with Professor David Zarefsky
Wednesday, January 12
A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. Special attention will be given to the policy and political issues facing the Biden administration.
No fee for members
David Zarefsky is the Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, specializing in argumentation and the analysis and criticism of American political discourse. He is a former president of the National Communication Association, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Central States Communication Association. In 2012 he received the Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award from the National Communication Association. David is a past president of Beth Emet.
“The Missing Hand” Book Discussion with Author Susan Van Dusen
Wednesday, January 19
Author and Beth Emet member Susan Van Dusen will join us for an exciting book discussion on her novel, The Missing Hand, a cozy mystery which follows the rules of no sex, no swearing, no violence, but lots of fun and fright.
Van Dusen has been a teacher in Chicago and Jerusalem, award-winning editorial director of WBBM Radio, magazine and newspaper writer. Author of four children’s books, three on the history of Skokie, and is a founder of “Coming Together in Skokie,” a project to bring diverse cultures together. She has lived in the Village of Skokie for more than 40 years with her hus-band, Mayor George Van Dusen, her son Danny, two perfect grandchildren, Anthony and Zoe, and wonderful daughter-in-law Diana,. Susan’s hobbies are playing the dulcimer, reading, and performing onstage The Missing. Hand is the first in a series of cozies on the Jewish holidays. Van Dusen was featured in Beth Emet’s EmetMail, check it out here.
We encourage you to read the book prior to the zoom program, as this is a mystery (we don’t want to spoil it for anyone!). Copies of the book can be purchased at The Book Stall in Winnetka, or ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Target.