Fall/Winter 2020

The Adult Education programs in Fall 2020 will be online via Zoom or streaming services. 

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.

The adult education brochure for Fall 2020 has been mailed to everyone. It provides information about other programs, such as independent study groups and community events. 

Fall/Winter 2020 Adult Education Classes

Conversational Hebrew

When? Tuesdays beginning September 15 at 2:00 p.m. This intermediate level class, with emphasis on grammar, conversational Hebrew, and vocabulary acquisition, is led by master teacher and native Israeli Ora Fisch. This class continues previous classes, but newcomers are welcome. 

Talmud Zooom!

When? Wednesdays through December 30 at 6:30 p.m. Come explore stories from the Talmud about courage, decency, deception, and fear. Everyone is invited to this weekly class, and you may join at any time., 

Crisis Management: How Three Ancient Rabbis Saved Judaism By Transforming It Into the Judaism We Know Today

When? Tuesdays, November 10, 17, & 24 and December 1 at 7:45 p.m. Jewish history is filled with crises and extraordinary individuals who helped navigate the transformations required to ensure Jewish survival and continuity. Join Rabbi Grossman as she explores the contributions of three such individuals, Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, Rabbi Akiva, and Rabbi Yehudah haNasi, who confronted seismic challenges to their Jewish communities with the courage, commitment and ingenuity to transform ancient Temple-based Judaism into the faith and culture we still live today.

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Friday Night Speakers

Upcoming talks with Rabbi Grossman during Friday night Shabbat services

Who Gave Us Hanukkah? The Secret Lives of the Maccabees

When? Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Explore who really were the Maccabee family who instigated the revolt that saved Judaism and gave us the beloved holiday of Hanukkah.

Saturday Morning Speakers

Upcoming talks during Saturday morning Shabbat services

Sermon in Song

When? Saturday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. Cantor Rebecca Apt will lead an in-depth exploration of the meaning and music of a particular prayer.

Torah Talks

When? Saturday, November 7 & December 5 at 9:30 a.m. Rabbi Amy Scheinerman will lead participatory Torah studies on the weekly parsha (Torah reading).