CSP 22nd ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS: With your help, we can continue to bring high level on-line programming to our local, national and international audiences!

Note: Membership levels are per household, maximum 2 persons.


1. Members Only Programs: While many of our online programs are free of charge, certain programs are for “members only” (includes our summer scholar series with David Moster – 4-part series entitled “Daily Life in Ancient Israel” – Tuesday July 5-26, 2022, our CSP+ discussion groups and our one-month scholar classes);


2. Virtual Travel Adventure Series: CSP members are invited to participate in our special online virtual travel series, to include 6 interesting locations over the next 12 months.


3.CSP Member Site: Access to password-protected member area on our website (includes special videos of past programs, articles, features and contests).

Friend level benefits, plus:

1. Travel Adventures. CSP “Supporter” level membership is required to participate in any of our travel adventures. In the next 12 months, we are planning for a Fall big group trip to Israel and a March 2023 adventure to Italy with Marc Michael Epstein;


2. YouTube Unlisted. CSP “Supporters” may request access to recordings that are not publicly available on our CSP YouTube channel;


3. CSP Store. Choice of two T-shirts, mugs, hats or tote bags from our CSP online store (please tell us colors and sizes, as applicable) - LINK {wear your CSP hat or T this summer and share your photos by email to arie@occsp.net to win some great prizes}.

Supporter level benefits (other than Item 3), plus:

1. CSP Store. Choice of any two items from our CSP online store (please tell us colors and sizes, as applicable) - LINK {wear your CSP hat or T this summer and share your photos by email to arie@occsp.net to win some great prizes};


2. Choice of:

a. Famous Giant Black & White Cookies from NYC;


b. Wissotzky Tea Magic Tea Chest, Assorted Tea Gift Box Collection w/ 80 Assorted Teas.

Sustainer level benefits, plus:

1. Your Family Shtetl: Evegenia Kempinski will research the family shtetls of your choice (please share the name and country) for inclusion in an upcoming program in August about Shtetl life in Eastern Europe;


2. Your Hebrew Name on a T-Shirt. We will create a special “Torah Font” T-shirt featuring your Hebrew name (you and your significant other, or you can choose up to 2 other people) – sample at this LINK. The label of the T-shirt will include a reference to a special verse in the Torah that is connected to your name.

Benefactor level benefits, plus:

1. Adult Retreat. Invitation to attend, at no charge, our 16th Annual Adult Retreat at the Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA (located on the UCLA campus). Includes one room-night, 3 meals, 3 presentations and much more! Sessions will be shared over the internet for patrons who are not able to be with us in person;


2. Two Private Events with CSP’s Annual One Month Scholar. Invitation to attend 2 private events with CSP’s 22nd Annual One Month Scholar – David Mendelsohn (the theme for our month will be “Understanding Arab Culture to Understand Ourselves”);

Patron level benefits, plus:

1. Olive Oil from Israel. Six bottles of high-quality Kosher extra virgin boutique olive oil from the Jezreel Valley in Israel, personalized with your name or the name of your choice;


2. Curated Food Boxes. Pre-Rosh Hashana and Pre-Chanukah food boxes, curated for your taste buds (please tell us if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies);


3. First in Line. Priority opportunity to register and join a CSP travel adventure before we sell out our group.

Gold Patron level benefits, plus, choice of:

1. Choose a Scholar. CSP will host an online event with your favorite scholar! Bring back a past presenter or give us some new names and we will host an event in your honor for the entire CSP community;


2. Cosmic Experience with Daniel Matt. A private one-hour, online session with Prof. Danny Matt. Ask him any questions you want about the Kabbalah and/or study a section of the Zohar.

Platinum Patron level benefits, plus, choice of:

1. Shop for Israeli Art with Shirel Horovitz. Enjoy personalized, online advice and assistance in acquiring an original art piece from an up-and-coming Israeli artist. Shirel will help you find an amazing art piece to display in your home. Includes a credit of $500 towards the art piece of your choice

2. A Night to Remember with Marc Michael Epstein. Prof. Marc Michael Epstein will travel to your home for dinner with you and a small group of your friends. Includes cost of all travel arrangements for MME and gourmet kosher catered meal for up to 8 people.

Endower level benefits, plus, choice of:

1. SIX 13 Production. CSP will engage the Six13 groundbreaking, six-man a cappella vocal band, to compose an original song in your honor (eight award-winning albums have landed Six13 among the top Jewish music artists on iTunes and Spotify. Music from those albums has been adapted by choirs worldwide, played on mainstream radio across the globe, and selected for ten “best-of” compilations to date. Six13 has received distinctions and accolades from Jewish organizations like the National Council of Young Israel and Moment Magazine, and awards from musical organizations like the Harmony Sweepstakes and the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. They are three-time finalists in casting for NBC’s prime-time hit “The Sing-Off”); or

2. A Day of Gallery Hopping in NYC with Tobi Kahn. Spend an unforgettable day in NYC visiting art galleries and/or art museums. You will meet amazing artists and enjoy an epic dinner in the mecca of world art with award winning artist, Tobi Kahn. Tobi Kahn is a painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 70 solo museum exhibitions and is in numerous permanent collections, including the Guggenheim Museum; The Phillips Collection; The Jewish Museum; the Minneapolis Institute of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yale University Art Gallery; 9/11 Memorial Museum; and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paintings, sculpture, and installations have been commissioned by hospitals, synagogues and sacred/interfaith spaces and are in corporate and private collections around the world. Tobi has taught painting at the School of Visual Arts for over 30 years. In 2000, he co-founded the Artists’ Beit Midrash along with Rabbi Leon Morris at Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center where he still teaches. He received his BA in photography and printmaking from Hunter College and MFA in painting and sculpture from Pratt Institute.


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