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Adult Jewish Education

Temple Beth-El has been an innovative and intellectual center for decades with many long standing groups, activities and classes continuing a tradition of learning and growth.


We offer the following ongoing spiritual connections

 

Parashat Hashavuah - Torah Study

Saturdays 11:00 am - In Person and Zoom

Join Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Kahan for teachings from the weekly Torah portion. On mornings when there is a B’nei Mitzvah, Tom Burnstine will be leading the class. No cost; no registration needed. Join us in person (on days when there is no B'nei Mitzvah) or on Zoom. Check our weekly Friday service link email for the link to join!


Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class with Rabbi Ari

New Cohort forming now! Email Rabbi Ari if interested.

A review of the main Shabbat prayers - how to fluently read them/chant them and major Hebrew vocabulary for meaning. Prepare to read a verse (or 2 or 3) from Torah.


Torah Study with Rabbi Helbraun

Mondays, October 24 through June 2023 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Zoom

Why is the Torah so important to us? More than the stories we read, it’s the interactions we have with those stories. For thousands of years we have learned, grown and struggled with our tradition – sometimes seeking to gain understanding, and sometimes to make sense of this sacred scroll. We invite you to join in the conversation.


Talmudic Treasure with Rabbi Weissberg

Tuesdays, August 10, 2022–June 28, 2023 on Zoom only

The Talmud is a repository of Jewish wisdom and inspiration. Join Rabbi Weissberg’s Tuesday morning class to explore, imbibe and enjoy the Rabbinic mind and spirit that is cogent to this very day. Knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic is not a prerequisite. Please click here to register and to receive the Zoom link ($125/members, $150/non-members).


Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Ari Moffic

Wednesdays, 12:00–1:00 pm
Starts October 26 and meets weekly on Wednesdays except for the 1st of the month

Each week, we will explore a major Jewish concept building our own Jewish literacy. Each prompt will give us food for thought about our spiritual lives and how Judaism can help us navigate our daily paths.

Upcoming Adult Education Classes 

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  • Monday ,
    FebFebruary  6 , 2023
     
     
    Rabbi Helbraun's Talmud Study Class - Project Zug

    Monday, Feb 6th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Join us for Rabbi Helbraun’s new Monday night Talmud Study class - Project Zug, starting Jan 9 at 7:00pm and running for 10 weeks (no class March 6). This class will look at Talmudic texts in English that can be applied to modern ethics dilemmas. The texts are nuanced and layered and will lead to engaging conversations. During the week before each class, pairs will study the texts together on their own time and then the whole group will learn together each Monday evening in person or on Zoom. You can choose and/or register with a partner, or you will be paired with a congregant to form your “zug - or study partnership. We will introduce you by email. Please register by January 2 so that you will have enough time to meet with your partner before the first class and receive the first class class materials via email. For questions, please email Rabbi Helbraun at rabbihelbraun@templebeth-el.org.

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  7 , 2023
     
     
    Talmudic Treasure with Rabbi Weissberg

    Tuesday, Feb 7th 9:30a to 11:00a
    The Talmud is a repository of Jewish wisdom and inspiration. Join Rabbi Weissberg’s Tuesday morning class to explore, imbibe and enjoy the Rabbinic mind and spirit that is cogent to this very day. Knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic is not a prerequisite. Texts will be provided.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    FebFebruary  13 , 2023
     
     
    Rabbi Helbraun's Talmud Study Class - Project Zug

    Monday, Feb 13th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Join us for Rabbi Helbraun’s new Monday night Talmud Study class - Project Zug, starting Jan 9 at 7:00pm and running for 10 weeks (no class March 6). This class will look at Talmudic texts in English that can be applied to modern ethics dilemmas. The texts are nuanced and layered and will lead to engaging conversations. During the week before each class, pairs will study the texts together on their own time and then the whole group will learn together each Monday evening in person or on Zoom. You can choose and/or register with a partner, or you will be paired with a congregant to form your “zug - or study partnership. We will introduce you by email. Please register by January 2 so that you will have enough time to meet with your partner before the first class and receive the first class class materials via email. For questions, please email Rabbi Helbraun at rabbihelbraun@templebeth-el.org.

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  14 , 2023
     
     
    Talmudic Treasure with Rabbi Weissberg

    Tuesday, Feb 14th 9:30a to 11:00a
    The Talmud is a repository of Jewish wisdom and inspiration. Join Rabbi Weissberg’s Tuesday morning class to explore, imbibe and enjoy the Rabbinic mind and spirit that is cogent to this very day. Knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic is not a prerequisite. Texts will be provided.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    FebFebruary  20 , 2023
     
     
    Rabbi Helbraun's Talmud Study Class - Project Zug

    Monday, Feb 20th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Join us for Rabbi Helbraun’s new Monday night Talmud Study class - Project Zug, starting Jan 9 at 7:00pm and running for 10 weeks (no class March 6). This class will look at Talmudic texts in English that can be applied to modern ethics dilemmas. The texts are nuanced and layered and will lead to engaging conversations. During the week before each class, pairs will study the texts together on their own time and then the whole group will learn together each Monday evening in person or on Zoom. You can choose and/or register with a partner, or you will be paired with a congregant to form your “zug - or study partnership. We will introduce you by email. Please register by January 2 so that you will have enough time to meet with your partner before the first class and receive the first class class materials via email. For questions, please email Rabbi Helbraun at rabbihelbraun@templebeth-el.org.

    MORE INFO

 

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