With a synagogue whose membership includes many Rabbis, Cantors, Jewish education professors and non-profit Jewish professionals, learning is very much part of the everyday fabric of synagogue life. From our myriad of children’s Saturday services to our Lunch and Learns and annual Shabbatons, the calendar is full of opportunities to learn.
The Adult Education Committee annually presents an array of thought-provoking programs and classes designed to expand and enhance the collective Jewish education and Jewish conversation among members at Congregation Beth Sholom. Regular programs include:
- The Rabbi Barry Schaeffer Scholar in Residence
- Beth Sholom Shabbaton
- Lunch and Learn
- Hug Ivri
- Albert and Rose Buchman Lecture on the Fine Arts
- Artist Beit Midrash
- 2013: Professor Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
- 2014: Rabbi Edward Feld, Senior Editor, Mahzor Lev Shalem
- 2015: Professor Reuven Firestone, Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles
- 2016: Dr. Rachel Korazim, PhD in Jewish Education, Frequent educator at Pardes and Shalom Hartman Institute
- 2017: Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, President and CEO of Mechon Hadar
- 2013: Norman Kleeblatt described the history of the building and its collections and presented his Confessions of a Curator: 25 Years of Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum in New York.
- 2014: Richard I. Cohen spoke about The “Wandering Jew”: Visual and Historical Pathways through Time and Space
- 2015: Steve Reich, composer and musician, and Beryl Korot, video artist, discussed The Cave, a video-music collaboration in A Theatre of Ideas: Exploring the Legacy of Abraham through Video, Music, and the Spoken Word.
Irving Shakin Library
The Congregation Beth Sholom Irving Shakin Library seeks to provide congregants with research, educational, and recreational material which promote the study of Judaism and general topics of Jewish interest and includes current adult fiction and non-fiction. The Children’s and Young Adult collections emphasize holidays, Bible stories, and juvenile fiction.
Material in the Library is organized by a professional librarian who helps assure a pleasant atmosphere conducive to reading and learning for browsers, readers, and borrowers.
The Library is accredited with the Synagogue, School and Community Centers Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries. It is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; on Friday from 9 a.m. – noon; and on Shabbat from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Click here to browse the library catalogue and search by author, title, keyword or subject.
For assistance or additional information, contact our librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Congregation Beth Sholom
354 Maitland Ave.,
Teaneck, NJ 07666
© Congregation Beth Sholom
Website by Agile Digital Solutions, LLC