An inter-denominational learning community for those who are interested in the historical relationship between Judaism and Christianity and who desire to build authentic friendships between Christians and Jews in the Chicagoland area.

To learn more and see our 2019-20 schedule, please visit our website at…

Unless otherwise noted, our gatherings are hosted at Willow Creek North Shore (in the Student Center), located at 2200 Shermer Rd., Glenview, IL , at 7pm on the date posted. For more information about our gatherings, check out our Facebook page or e-mail us at

Past presenters include:

Gregory Athnos, Dr. Richard Averbeck, Pastor John Bell, Jenny Berg Chandler, Mark Chassman, Dr. Stuart Dauermann, Aaron Elster, Rabbi Niles Goldstein, Pastor Jacob Fronczak, Daniel Gruber, Stan Guthrie, Alan Handler, Sam Harris, Dr. Peter Hayes, Dr. James Hoffmeier, Pastor David Jankowski, Dr. Boaz Johnson, Rev. Dr. George Koch, Rabbi Evan Moffic, Dr. John Monson, Todd Morehead, Dr. Paul Nelson, Dr. Theresa Newell, Brian Newman, Randy Newman, Rev. Dan McNerney,  Dr. Jacob Rosenberg, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Mimi Sagadin, Dr. Tim Sigler, Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Dan Strull, Wes Taber, Lois Tverberg, Murray Tilles, Michelle Van Loon, Dr. Michael Wechsler, Dr. Joel Willits, Michael Wolf, Jack Zimmerman

Please note that our current and past presenters do not necessarily share the same theological, doctrinal, or methodological perspectives, and their participation is not an endorsement of the Kesher Forum, the host church, or any of the organizations its participants are affiliated with. We don’t expect them to. But we all agree that it is possible to learn from and have respectful dialogue with people (both within and outside of the Christian community) we disagree with and they with us.

That is the spirit of the Kesher Forum.


The Kesher Forum is NOT directly associated with any particular church, denomination, or para-church ministry organzation, but is purely a venue for dialogue and learning for followers of Jesus who are genuinely interested in building authentic and loving relationships with their Jewish friends and neighbors, and they with us.


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