OMG, Can You Believe?!
In this 6-week exploratory course, we'll seek answers to the BIG questions around God and God's relationship to Humankind. Take for yourself a Divine moment to uncover and consider many different understandings of God expressed by Jewish thinkers, past and present. This course will give you the tools to continue asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the "God-question" that confronts us throughout our lives.

Day: Mondays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 22, 2021
(no class 1/18)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Central via Zoom
Number of Lessons: 6
Faculty: Tzivia Garfinkel



Cantor Elizabeth BerkeCantor Elizabeth Berke
Originally from Rochester, NY, Cantor Berke attended Cornell University and received a BA in History with Distinction in all Subjects. During that time she spent her Junior year at University College London, and attended as much theater at as her budget allowed. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Cantor Berke enrolled in the Cantors Institute (now H.L Miller Cantorial School) at the Jewish Theological Seminary, which included a year in Israel at the precursor to the Conservative Yeshiva, Midreshet Yerushalayim. In 1994 Cantor Berke completed her Masters in Sacred Music, received her Diploma of Hazzan, and graduated from JTS’ Graduate School (now William Davidson school of Education) with a Masters in Jewish Education. Since graduation, Cantor Berke has worked in a variety of educational settings and across the age span of Jewish education in cities including New York, NY, Houston, TX, Cherry Hill, NJ and Springfield, MA. She has worked in classrooms, educational administration, tutored b’nai mitzvah, sung in concerts and led High Holiday services for congregations of all sizes. In both Houston and Springfield, MA she was part of the Melton faculty. For many years she has served on the Education Committee of the Cantors Assembly. Currently, she is Interim Hazzan at Anshe Emet Synagogue, is director of their Jews by Choice program, part of their Education Team and oversees Continuing Education. She and her husband, Hazzan Steven Berke, are the proud parents of Eden and Aviva.

Sponsoring Agency

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3751 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613

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