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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

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!


Talmudic Treasure with Rabbi Weissberg

Tuesday 9:30 am - August 10, 2021 through June 28, 2022

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. Class is held on Zoom only. Please register below to receive the link to join ($125/members, $150/non-members).



 

Please visit our Calendar for dates ►

Fall 2021 Adult Education Classes 

Our full schedule of Adult Education classes begins this fall, 2021.

Sunday School 2.0 with Rabbi Ari

Mondays, October 4 - December 13 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Demystify the hows and whys of Jewish prayer, and discuss everything we forgot or didn’t learn in Sunday School that we have questions about in terms of Jewish practice and belief.

 


Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class with Rabbi Ari

Mondays, October 4, 2021 - April 30, 2022 7:00 to 7:30 pm

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 at Shabbat morning services April 30.

 

 

Torah Study with Rabbi Helbraun

Mondays, October 4 through June 2022 7:30 to 8:30 pm

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.

 

 

Lunch & Learn: Modern Jewish Poetry with Rabbi Ari

Wednesdays, October 13 - December 15 (except 1st Wednesday of the month) 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Lunch and learn with Rabbi Ari. Read a poem a class focusing on the major Jewish themes and imagery in each piece. Discuss the emotion and charge of each poem.

 


Coming Up:

All Events
  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  22 , 2021
     
     
    Wise Aging with Dr. H. Steven Moffic

    Friday, Oct 22nd 9:30a to 10:30a
    Join Dr. H. Steven Moffic for Wise Aging, a Jewish program that considers mindfulness and contemplative practices such as meditation, text study and journaling to be foundational to aging wisely.

    MORE INFO

  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  29 , 2021
     
     
    Wise Aging with Dr. H. Steven Moffic

    Friday, Oct 29th 9:30a to 10:30a
    Join Dr. H. Steven Moffic for Wise Aging, a Jewish program that considers mindfulness and contemplative practices such as meditation, text study and journaling to be foundational to aging wisely.

    MORE INFO

  • Friday ,
    NovNovember  5 , 2021
     
     
    Wise Aging with Dr. H. Steven Moffic

    Friday, Nov 5th 9:30a to 10:30a
    Join Dr. H. Steven Moffic for Wise Aging, a Jewish program that considers mindfulness and contemplative practices such as meditation, text study and journaling to be foundational to aging wisely.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    NovNovember  7 , 2021
     
     
    Gilad Kariv on American Jewry & Israel

    Sunday, Nov 7th 12:00p to 1:00p
    Join Chicagoland Reform congregations in hearing from Rabbi Gilad Kariv, the first Reform Rabbi to service in the Knesset. Program is on zoom.

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  • Friday ,
    NovNovember  12 , 2021
     
     
    Wise Aging with Dr. H. Steven Moffic

    Friday, Nov 12th 9:30a to 10:30a
    Join Dr. H. Steven Moffic for Wise Aging, a Jewish program that considers mindfulness and contemplative practices such as meditation, text study and journaling to be foundational to aging wisely.

    MORE INFO

 

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