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 Adult Learning

Ongoing, robust engagement with Jewish tradition, ideas, history, and culture is a central tenet of the Beth Sholom community. We offer a regular schedule of weekly classes and Torah study sessions, complemented by Shabbat Lunch and Learn events, which attract Jewish thinkers from a broad range of fields.

Highlights of the year include:

  • Annual Shabbaton, in which our members become our teachers for a Shabbat of retreat, study, and community
  • The Rabbi Barry Schaeffer Scholar-in-Residence program, a series of lectures over Shabbat featuring a leading Jewish intellectual
  • Artists Beit Midrash, where members meet with a rabbi and artist for text study and then interpret that text in the medium of their choice
  • Annual lecture series including the Alfred and Rose Buchman Memorial Fine Arts Lecture,  the Ilana Sasson Memorial Lecture, and the M&M Holocaust Program
  • Book clubs and discussions - We have many book clubs including Hug Ivri (which reads Israeli novels in Hebrew);  the Sisterhood Book Club, and a new Israeli Book discussion which reads Israeli books in translation. We also participate in the One Book, One Community program
  • Each spring Congregations Beth Sholom and Rinat Yisrael come together for an Annual Community Beit Midrash where members learn together in hevrutah and a shiur is given by the congregations' rabbis.  This event rotates between taking place at Beth Sholom and Rinat Yisrael.

Click here to view recordings of past programs, including MiniU at CBS.

 

 
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  • Monday ,
    JunJune  1 , 2020
     
     
    Judaism's Perspective on Connecting When Separated

    Monday, Jun 1st 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    The condition of separateness untethers the bond that is so vital to well-being. It invites feelings of loss and loneliness. As we self-isolate and migrate to digital platforms, can connectivity compensate for connection? Our present circumstances are surely a test of the human capacity to bear loneliness, but are they also a test of the human capacity for resilience? Jewish tradition reminds us that mourning is not melancholy. How can Jewish tradition help us learn from this “inflection point” about what is essential in our lives and in our relationships with others? How can it help us to sustain community and kindle possibilities even as we endure another day of remoteness?

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  7 , 2020
     
     
    Learning with Rabbi Michael Chernick

    Sunday, Jun 7th 10:00 AM to 11:45 PM

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  • Monday ,
    JunJune  8 , 2020
     
     
    Judaism's Perspective on Connecting When Separated

    Monday, Jun 8th 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    The condition of separateness untethers the bond that is so vital to well-being. It invites feelings of loss and loneliness. As we self-isolate and migrate to digital platforms, can connectivity compensate for connection? Our present circumstances are surely a test of the human capacity to bear loneliness, but are they also a test of the human capacity for resilience? Jewish tradition reminds us that mourning is not melancholy. How can Jewish tradition help us learn from this “inflection point” about what is essential in our lives and in our relationships with others? How can it help us to sustain community and kindle possibilities even as we endure another day of remoteness?

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  10 , 2020
     
     
    Hug Ivri

    Wednesday, Jun 10th 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  14 , 2020
     
     
    Learning with Rabbi Michael Chernick

    Sunday, Jun 14th 10:00 AM to 11:45 PM

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  • Monday ,
    JunJune  15 , 2020
     
     
    Israeli Book Discussion Group

    Monday, Jun 15th 8:15 PM to 9:45 PM
    Discussion of the book, "To The End of the Land" by David Grossman

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  21 , 2020
     
     
    Learning with Rabbi Michael Chernick

    Sunday, Jun 21st 10:00 AM to 11:45 PM

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  28 , 2020
     
     
    Learning with Rabbi Michael Chernick

    Sunday, Jun 28th 10:00 AM to 11:45 PM

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