Temple Beth-EL

               Rockford, Illinois

Yom Rishon, 1 Tammuz 5777

Nanci and Marc Soriano have bought out all 70 seats for the Saturday, August 19 mat-inee performance (3:00-5:00 pm), and they are inviting the entire Jewish community to be their guests to see this production which tells the story of Isaac Ad-ams, a second generation Ameri-can Jew, who learns of plans for a neo Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois; he wonders what, if anything, his involvement should be. Determined to find the truth, Isaac ul-timately comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself. This show is directed by Dennis Zacek who directed the original at Victory Gardens in 1985.

James Sherman was a company member of The Second City theatre, and his play has a revue-style format with actors playing multiple roles. Appropriate for all ages, THE GOD OF ISAAC has been described as "a charming, humorous, and thought-provoking exploration of the best way to recon-nect with your roots." After the show, playwright, Jim Sherman, will provide a post show discussion

When Jim Sherman wrote the play 30 years ago, he never imagined that, in 2017, the topics of anti-Semitism and Jewish identity still would carry so much power in today's political climate.

The Piven Theater is in downtown Evanston at the edge of the Northwestern camps. There are a myriad of wonderful restaurant choices available nearby. If there is enough interest, there is the possibility of getting a bus (or of course, you can drive your own car) and for that reason, we need to hear from you by June 15. Additionally, if there is enough interest, the bus can remain in downtown Evanston so congregants can enjoy a dinner before returning everyone to temple.

The youth group and the chaperoning parents/families will be on their own bus and making their own dinner reservations since their day will include an earlier trip to Lincoln Park Zoo and then on to the theatre and dinner.

Remember, we need your RSVP by June 15 so we know if we are additionally arranging transportation and/or a dinner reservation. Thank you for responding.

Please respond and place an X in all answers that apply to


___Yes, I would love to attend the theatre production

___I would like to be a part of a dinner.

___I would like to be a part of the bus.

___I am interested in the bus and dinner package.

___I will take my own transportation.



Please join us for our next
Temple Beth-El Social Get Together

An enjoyable adult

August 26, 2017

at Roni Golan’s


Havdallah, socializing and create a collaborative painting for
our Temple!


Please call Temple Office for address and details.