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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.

2019 Lecture Series


Berk Lecture Series



Ongoing Programs

Reel & Spiel

Classic Jewish Cinema screened with a relevant introduction by Rabbi Leslie Lipson. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Every second Wednesday of the month. $5 pp. Call the office to purchase.

Next date and movie: April date cancelled, May date TBA.


Adult Education Programming 2018-19


Hebrew Reading Classes - Levels I & II:
Call the office to register for these FREE courses. Led by Michael Kinrys.

Level I: Five classes beginning October 14.
This course is designed for complete beginners with little or no previous Hebrew knowledge. Call the office to register for this free course.
9:00 - 11:45 am | Boardroom.

Level II:  Six classes beginning March 10, 2019.
This course is designed for those who can read slowly, but wish to practice reading Shabbat prayers & songs and learn the meaning of some common words.
9:00 - 11:00 am | Boardroom.

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 (NEW):

The Weekly Parsha with Rashi - At each session, we will study from the weekly Torah portion with the commentary of Rashi, supplemented with questions and applications to comtemporary Jewish life. No prior background is required.

Begins October 15 at 7:15 pm


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

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.  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 Page of Talmud. For beginning or intermediate students of Talmud, we will explore page by page the first Tractate of the Talmud known as Masechet Berachot. We will be using the brand 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. Taken from the introduction, “The primary focus of the tractate is the myriad ways in whi­ch a Jewish person expresses his faith throughout his life.” Meets thirty-five minutes prior to Mincha. 

Mini Adult Education Series at BEBY with Beit Midrash

For more information, please email or call 416-783-6960.
Classes take place every Wednesday at Beth Emeth from Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov.

Holocaust Education Week 2018

The Goldfinger Family Holocaust Education Fund at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue presented: "Rivka Schenker and the Jews of the Dulecki Forest" featuring University of Toronto professor Tomasz Frydel.

Here's a link to the lecture:


Sun, 21 April 2019 16 Nisan 5779