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Continuing Education

All Classes are Co-ed. Men & Women are cordially invited.
For questions or inquiries on any of our programs, please contact the office.

Continuing Education presents 
Reel & Spiel -  Classic Jewish Cinema screened with a relevant introduction by Rabbi Leslie Lipson. Monthly. Films TBA.
Popcorn and refreshments provided. $5 pp. Call the office to purchase. 

Four lunch and literature series featuring a light lunch followed by a speaker and book review. Each session is $25 or purchase all 4 for $72.00. Non-member cost for the series: $100.00

October 26: The Book Thief by Elliot Perlman with Anne Isenberg. Sponsored by Terrace Gardens.

December 7: Rhapsody in Schmaltz by Michael Wex with Michael Wex. Sponsored by Kensington Place

March 8: The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari with Ayelet Tsabari, sponsored by Four Elms and Canterbury Place.

May 10: The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor with Tina Urman, sponsored by Viva Retirement Home.

Mini Adult Education Series at BEBY with Beit Midrash.
For more information and to register, please email
Include your phone number if you prefer a call back. New Fall schedule TBA.
Fees: $10 per session, $40 for a 4 session series and $60 per 6 session series.


Ongoing Programs 2016/17

Hebrew Reading Classes - Levels I & II. Call the office to register for these free courses. 
Level I: For complete beginners! Dates TBA.

Hebrew Reading Level II: For those who can read slowly! 
Dates TBA. Led by Michael Kinrys. 

Tanach Study Group

Led by shul members. Meeting in their homes, this interactive study group analyzes and discusses various Tanach texts. Check the Weekly Bulletin for topic, time and place.


Rabbi’s Study Class: 
Walking with God, The Jewish Calendar, and Justice  - Using materials arranged by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies for adult Jewish learning, we will analyze texts from diverse periods of Jewish history on the meaning and relevance of God, the Jewish Calendar and issues pertaining to Justice, including such topics as the environment, business, the family, and more. The student will be exposed to various Jewish literary sources with the goal of formulating one’s own position. Course begins Monday evening September 18, 7:15-8:15PM. Boardroom with Rabbi Morrison. 

Sisterhood Study Group -
Rabbis Morrison and Lipson alternate in teaching insights from the Talmud. 10:00 am in the Tessler Hall.

Rabbi Morrison's weekly Topic:
Touring the Siddur/Jewish Prayer Book  -  We will examine core structures and texts with the aid of historical, literary, and inspirational commentaries. In the first few sessions, we will focus on the prayers of the fall season Holy Days. During the rest of the year, we will focus on the year round prayers found in the Siddur. Course begins Tuesday morning September 19, 10:00-11:30 am (every other Tuesday).

Rabbi Lipson's Weekly Topic: 
Studying the Book of Shmuel (Samuel) and the Book of Kings — Politics & Power in Biblical Israel.

Tish and Torah
with Rabbi Leslie Lipson. Rabbi Lipson will lead learning sessions for the Parshat Hashavuah every Shabbat at 10:00 am in the Boardroom. Everyone is welcome.

Daf Ha' Shavua - The Weekly Page of Talmud.
The weekly Shabbat afternoon study group with Rabbi Morrison. 
For beginning or intermediate students, we will explore page by page the first Tractate of the Talmud known as Masechet Berachot using the new Koren Talmud Bavli Daf Yomi Edition which contains the text in its original as well as full English translation and commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. From the introduction; “The primary focus of the tractate is the myriad ways in which a Jewish person expresses his faith during his life.” Meets thirty-five minutes prior to Mincha. Everyone is welcome.


Sun, 19 August 2018 8 Elul 5778