Lifelong Learning at Lakeside

Lakeside Congregation is dedicated to lifelong learning as both children and adults explore Jewish identity, culture, history, contemporary issues and so much more. We continually possess the need to absorb and gain new intellectual, cultural, and spiritual wisdom, and committing to this lifelong endeavor is essential to living a meaningful Jewish life.

Learning for Children and Youth — Learning opportunities begin at age 16 months with our Mom ‘n Totz program at the Lakeside Children’s Center and continue through 12th grade to nurture a thirst for lifelong learning and builds children’s connection to the broader Jewish community.

Learning for Adults — With opportunities ranging from our Sunday morning Adult Enrichment brunch program to weeknight classes led by Rabbi Serotta or Vanessa M. Ehrlich, from lunch and learn gatherings in Chicago's Loop to lunch and learn book groups right here at Lakeside, our abundant adult educational programming is intellectually stimulating, spiritually nurturing, and never ending! 

Lakeside's Library — Lakeside’s library offers an impressive collection of multi-media materials geared from preschoolers through adulthood. Our librarian, Margaret Burka, holds a Master’s degree in Library Science and has an extensive knowledge of our materials and offerings.  

Music at Lakeside — Music has long been a central part of Lakeside's services and events. We provide rich and diverse music programming with opportunities for all ages, interests and musical tastes. However you like to experience music, Lakeside has something for you.