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Scholars in Residence 

Doniel & Rucheli Berry

Doniel & Rucheli will be giving fascinating talks throughout Yom Tov.

Doniel will lead an uplifting musical Havdalah on the piano Sunday night.

Rucheli Berry is a multi-passionate software engineer, founder of a career coaching company,  Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Wilderness First Responder, and mother of three. She brings humor and insights from her personal journey in finding G-d in the fast-paced world of technology, infuses her stories and lessons with the intriguing intersections of psychology and Jewish mysticism, and inspires her audiences to join her in discovering meaning and happiness in everyday life.


Doniel Berry is an award-winning jazz pianist that graduated with honors from Princeton University and plays frequently in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and beyond. His parallel passion is in Jewish Community work, where his experience has run the gamut from Jewish Federation to CTeen. One day he decided to bring his different worlds together, and Doniel now infuses musical and spiritual insights into engaging talks and performances for Jewish communities around the US. 


Chol Hamoed Kumzitz

with Mordy Kurtz 

Hassidic Folk Singer/Superstar

of the Rogers Park band


Wednesday Night, April 20

An interactive heartfelt Kumzitz, bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of stories, song, and dance.

Last Days of Passover

Mordy will be enhancing the Davening and meals with heartfelt and joyous songs.

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