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ADULT LEARNING

Congregation Beth El offers a wide range of adult-focused educational programs throughout the year to explore the rich tradition and innovation of Jewish life.  Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, our goal is to provide the building blocks and more in-depth exploration of holidays, Jewish history, liturgy and ritual. 


Congregation Beth El’s Recurring Adult Education Offerings:

BETH EL READING GROUP - The reading group meets every Saturday from 12:20 pm - 1:30 pm via Zoom. Contact Basha Goddard for more information or to join.
 
CONNECTIONS - A wide variety of programming is offered, including lectures, demonstrations, book talks, holiday events, congregant stories, and participatory activities.   While Connection’s primary goal is to bring together older congregants, all adult members are welcome. Contact
Ruth Ehrenkrantz for more information.
 
CHORUS - If you love to sing, consider joining the Beth El Chorus! Joining together in singing is a joyous and meaningful way to connect with others. Singers of all abilities and ranges are welcome. No audition required. For more information, contact
Cantor Elaya.
 
LIFE STORIES - Life Stories creates a safe space to explore experiential writing. The session starts with a prompt followed by a period of sharing. The groups are diverse in age, gender, and even religion. This is a closed group. Anyone interested should contact
Marilyn Margulius.
 
SHABBAT POETRY - Read and discuss beautiful and moving poems on Jewish themes every Shabbat afternoon. Contact
Judy Tate.
 
TALMUD DAF YOMI - Talmud Daf Yomi is a devoted study of one page of Talmud for seven and a half years. The Talmud Daf Yomi group meets once a week on Wednesday's from 6:30-7:30 to discuss the previous week's Talmud offerings! This group is intended for Talmud learners of all abilities, from those that have studied Talmud in the past, to those who are excited to explore Talmud for the very first time. Interested in learning more or where to begin? Reach out to
Jennifer Baumer.
 
TALMUD STUDY - Join Congregation Beth El for a weekly Talmud discussion! This group meets every Friday from 5:00-6:00 pm. Whether you are an advanced Talmud student or want to explore Talmud for the very first time, you are welcome! Interested in learning more? Reach out to
Alan Sanstad.
 
TORAH STUDY - Beth El’s weekly Shabbat morning Torah Study drash (teaching) is led by our volunteer members from 9:15-10:15 am. A different congregational member presents her or his interpretation of the week's Torah portion, followed by a lively discussion. Contact
Caroline Lehman if you would like to present. 
 
WISE AGING - Join fellow members in exploring their own aging process by participating in a spiritual support group. The group is open to congregants over the age of 55 and is structured around general topics relevant to the aging process. For more information, contact
Susan Sugarman

Sat, December 3 2022 9 Kislev 5783