Beth Shalom offers learning opportunities throughout the year, sponsoring speakers, discussion groups, classes, and holiday programs. Programs are held at various times to accommodate congregants’ different schedules, including Shabbat, holidays, and weekdays during the day and evenings. These programs are open to the public.

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Check the adult education brochure for more information, including dates and times. This brochure is also mailed to every household (in late summer for fall programs and in early winter for winter/spring programs).

Highlights of the Adult Education program in past years and upcoming for 2020-2021 include:

    • Scholar-In-Residence: A Shabbat weekend full of lectures and discussions with an invited educator, thinker, speaker, or artist (usually held in November)
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    • Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A full evening of multiple education sessions led by rabbis and educators held on Erev Shavuot, along with dairy desserts and snacks
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    • Movies for Selichot and Yom Ha’atzmaut: On topics relating to repentance and Israel (respectively), with moderated discussions by Rabbi Grossman. NOTE: In 2020, Beth Shalom will participate in the community-wide Selichot program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County (on Saturday, September 12th at 8:30 pm).
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    • Author speaker series: – Jewish authors read excerpts from and discuss their recent novels and non-fiction books. These programs are usually held in the spring.
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    • Lecture and Discussion Series:  Stayed tuned for announcement of upcoming classes. 
    • Conversational Hebrew Class: Led by native Hebrew speaker and educator (and congregant) Ora Fisch  
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    • Friday night speakers: Past speakers have shared their expertise on topics such as ethics and Israel