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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 recent past programs.

 

 
All Events
  • Thursday ,
    AprApril  18 , 2024
     
     
    Learning with Rabbi Pitkowsky

    Thursday, Apr 18th 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join Rabbi Pitkowsky for a discussion about the structures and laws of the three regular weekday prayer services-Shacharit, Minchah and Ma'ariv. Beginners and veteran students of Halachah (Jewish law) and Tefilah (Prayer) are welcome!

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  23 , 2024
     
     
    Book Talk with Rabbi Shai Held

    Thursday, May 23rd 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM
    Rabbi Shai Held will discuss his new book, "Judaism is About Love".

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  • Wednesday ,
    MayMay  29 , 2024
     
     
    Finding Poetry in Our Lives

    Wednesday, May 29th 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Finding Poetry in our Lives. If you would like to join a group of people who love poetry and enjoy having it in our lives, this poetry class is for you. We'll be reading poems that inspire, excite, move, delight, teach, and so much more. We may share poems that you have written, poems that you have discovered, or poems that we all love. Writers of all backgrounds and interests are welcome. Facilitated by Eillene Leistner

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  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  1 , 2024
     
     
    Joint Learning with CBS and Rinat Yisrael

    Shabbat, Jun 1st 5:30 PM
    Jewish Responses to Communal Catastrophe at Congregation Rinat Yisrael

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  26 , 2024
     
     
    Finding Poetry in Our Lives

    Wednesday, Jun 26th 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Finding Poetry in our Lives. If you would like to join a group of people who love poetry and enjoy having it in our lives, this poetry class is for you. We'll be reading poems that inspire, excite, move, delight, teach, and so much more. We may share poems that you have written, poems that you have discovered, or poems that we all love. Writers of all backgrounds and interests are welcome. Facilitated by Eillene Leistner

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  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  15 , 2024
     
     
    Rachel Korazim

    Sunday, Sep 15th 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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