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Adult Education

Learning with others in community allows us to live our Jewish value of Talmud Torah. Whether you can pop in for one class or make it for an entire series, we invite you to stimulate your lifelong love for Judaism and learning.

There are many opportunities for Adult Education at TBESOC including our Scholar in Residence, Adult Education Lecture Series, Adult B. Mitzvah and so much more. 

For an immersive experience - please consider joining Rabbi K'vod and the TBESOC Community in our upcoming trip to Israel. Click Here for more information.

Adult B. Mitzvah

Take the opportunity to build community with other dedicated learners by engaging in a 16 month learning program that offers thorough introduction to Jewish tradition. Make the commitment to all of the offered classes including Prayerbook Hebrew and the program culminates with the class leading a Shabbat morning service for the community including leading prayers, reading Torah, and sharing thoughts and interpretations of the weekly portion.

Tuesdays
5:30 pm - Prayerbook Hebrew
7:00 pm - World of Judaism course (every other week)

Both Prayerbook Hebrew & World of Judaism Classes are available to take on their own or as part of the series.

Our next Adult B. Mitzvah Class will begin on January 10, 2023. 
The full list of course topics can be found below. Registration is Required.

PRAYERBOOK HEBREW
with Cantor Shula Kalir Merton

Weekly class between January 2023 – April 2024

An introduction to Hebrew for beginners with the focus on reading and understanding our prayerbook. This class of for anyone that would like to engage more fully with our tradition through the Hebrew language.

Meets Tuesdays at 5:30 pm beginning January 10th

Register for the Series Below

WORLD OF JUDAISM

World of Judaism classes invite learners to explore and discuss foundational topics in Jewish thought and practice.

World of Judaism Classes explore foundational Jewish teachings and practice and can be taken on their own or as a series. 

Register for the Series Below

2023 World of Judaism, Prayerbook Hebrew Classes, Revealing the Magic of Jewish Prayer

Registration is REQUIRED - click on course title to register for individual classes or select a series below:

Please note that you MUST BE A MEMBER to register for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah Program.
Once you have become a member, the option to register for the program will be made available to you. Click Here to become a member.

2023 Course List

Date              

Course

Instructor

January 10

What Makes Judaism Unique 

Join Rabbi K’vod and  Cantor Shula for a roundtable discussion that explores the features of Judaism tradition that distinguish it from other religious traditions.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi K’vod

 

Cantor Shula

January 17

Jewish Visions of God

Participation in Jewish community involves interfacing with ideas about who or what God is through scripture and liturgy. Jewish thought offers multiple models and perspectives on this greatest mystery. Our class will not only be a survey of various theologies within Jewish tradition, but an exploration of finding a model that meets our individual experience.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi K’vod

 

 

Cantor Shula

January 24

 

 

January 31

Why Israel?: It’s Importance to the Jewish People and the World (Online)

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi Daniel Levine

Cantor Shula

Cantor Shula

February 7

Jewish History 101 

This session gives a broad overview of key historical moments in Jewish history that have been instrumental in shaping Jewish tradition from Mount Sinai to our 21st Century.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi K’vod

 

Cantor Shula

February 21

Why Israel?: A Vital Presence in the Middle East

Why is Israel now able to reach out to other Middle East counties? What does this mean for the future? What are the Abraham Accord and why are they important?

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Professor Alon Burnstein

 

Cantor Shula

February 28

Purim: Not Just For Children

In this session, we will explore some of the deeper meanings of the Purim story from rabbinic and mystical perspectives. How does the Purim story wrestle with some of the deeper concepts of good, evil, destiny and free-will?  

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi K’vod

 

Cantor Shula

March 7

March 14

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Israel 101 - CANCELLED

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

Rabbi Daniel Levine

Cantor Shula

March 21

March 28

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Passover: Teachings and Practices of the Festival of Freedom

Passover commemorates the story of the Israelites journey from slavery to freedom through the Exodus story. This session will examine some of the core insights of the holiday about freedom and the ritual practices that are associated with the holy day. .In addition to intellectual understandings, we will introduce some practical ideas to make our seders more meaningful.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

Rabbi K’vod

 

 

Cantor Shula

April 4

April 11

 

April 18

WOJ- Creating an Inspiring Family Seder  CANCELLED

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Shabbat: Traditional and Creative Observance 

Shabbat is more than a day of rest – it is day of increased awareness, renewal, and fulfillment. Our tradition has deep insights into how to make Shabbat a regular source of strength and connection in our lives. In these two sessions, we will learn traditional Shabbat practices and how they help us engage deeper with ourselves and with each other. We will also explore how creative Shabbat observance embodies the spirit of our tradition as it meets us in the 21st century.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Cantor Shula

 

Rabbi K’vod

 

 

Cantor Shula

April 25

Shabbat: Traditional and Creative Observance 

Shabbat is more than a day of rest – it is day of increased awareness, renewal, and fulfillment. Our tradition has deep insights into how to make Shabbat a regular source of strength and connection in our lives. In these two sessions, we will learn traditional Shabbat practices and how they help us engage deeper with ourselves and with each other. We will also explore how creative Shabbat observance embodies the spirit of our tradition as it meets us in the 21st century.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class- CANCELLED

Johannah Sohn

 

 

 

 

Cantor Shula

May 2

May 9

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Revealing The Magic of Jewish Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of Jewish communal life and for many of us, it remains inaccessible as a fulfilling, enriching, and growthful experience. In these four sessions, we will reveal the depth of the underlying structure of the liturgy, the meaning of individual prayers, and how the prayer experience can open us up to  connection, insight, and peace. One does not have to have a belief in God or be particularly religious to discover how prayer can connect us to our community.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

 

Rabbi K’vod

 

Cantor Shula

May 16

Revealing The Magic of Jewish Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of Jewish communal life and for many of us, it remains inaccessible as a fulfilling, enriching, and growthful experience. In these four sessions, we will reveal the depth of the underlying structure of the liturgy, the meaning of individual prayers, and how the prayer experience can open us up to  connection, insight, and peace. One does not have to have a belief in God or be particularly religious to discover how prayer can connect us to our community.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn

 

Cantor Shula

May 23

Revealing The Magic of Jewish Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of Jewish communal life and for many of us, it remains inaccessible as a fulfilling, enriching, and growthful experience. In these four sessions, we will reveal the depth of the underlying structure of the liturgy, the meaning of individual prayers, and how the prayer experience can open us up to  connection, insight, and peace. One does not have to have a belief in God or be particularly religious to discover how prayer can connect us to our community.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi K’vod

 

 

Cantor Shula

May 30

Revealing The Magic of Jewish Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of Jewish communal life and for many of us, it remains inaccessible as a fulfilling, enriching, and growthful experience. In these four sessions, we will reveal the depth of the underlying structure of the liturgy, the meaning of individual prayers, and how the prayer experience can open us up to  connection, insight, and peace. One does not have to have a belief in God or be particularly religious to discover how prayer can connect us to our community.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula Kalir Merton

 

Cantor Shula

June 6

 

 

 

 

Tikkun Olam

Beyond giving tzedakah (donations of money), what does it mean to repair the world? How do we as the Jewish People understand Tikkun Olam and what can we do practically to make a difference?

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Johannah Sohn

 

Cantor Shula  

 

 

Cantor Shula  

June 13

 

 

 

June 20

 

June 27

 

 

July 11

 

July 18

 

July 25

 

August 1

 

August 8

 

August 15

 

 

August 22

 

 

Tikkun Olam (ONLINE ONLY)

Beyond giving tzedakah (donations of money), what does it mean to repair the world? How do we as the Jewish People understand Tikkun Olam and what can we do practically to make a difference?

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Johannah Sohn 

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

 

Cantor Shula

August 29

Spiritual Preparation for the HH: Rosh Hashanah 

Many of us come to synagogue with much expectation for the High Holy Days and are not sure what is expected of us spiritually. What is the inner reflection we are asked to engage in? How does the High Holy day liturgy help us connect deeper with our truths and aspirations? This session will be an exploration of the major spiritual concepts of the High Holy days and an understanding of the prayers so that our experience in synagogue has the potential to be transformational.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

 

 

Cantor Shula

September 5

September 12

 

 

 

 

September 19

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Spiritual Preparation for the HH: Yom Kippur 

Many of us come to synagogue with much expectation for the High Holy Days and are not sure what is expected of us spiritually. What is the inner reflection we are asked to engage in? How does the High Holy day liturgy help us connect deeper with our truths and aspirations? This session will be an exploration of the major spiritual concepts of the High Holy days and an understanding of the prayers so that our experience in synagogue has the potential to be transformational.

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

September 26

Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Accessing Wellsprings of Joy  CANCELED

Prayerbook Hebrew Class CANCELED

Rabbi K’vod

Cantor Shula

October 10

 

 

 

October 17

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - CANCELED

Birth to B’nai Mitzvah with Cantor ShulaCANCELED

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Lifecycles: Marriage and Death 

Cantor Shula

Cantor Shula

 

 

Cantor Shula

Cantor Shula

 

October 24

 

 

 Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Lifecycles: Marriage and Death 

 

Cantor Shula

Rabbi K'vod

 

 

November 7

 

 

November 14

 

November 21

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

November 28

The World of Jewish Sacred Text: An Exploration of How Scripture Creates Tradition 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Rabbi K’vod

Cantor Shula

December 5

 

December 12

 

 

 

December 19

 

December 26

 

January 2

 

January 9

 

January 16

 

January 23

 

January 30

 

February 6

 

February 13

 

February 20

 

February 27

 

March 5

 

March 12

 

March 19

 

March 26

 

April 2

 

April 9

 

April 16

 

April 23

 

April 30

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula                                                                                                                                                    

 

Two Faces of Chanukah: Jewish Identity and Spirituality - Rabbi K'vod

Prayerbook Hebrew Class- Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class - Cantor Shula

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

 

Prayerbook Hebrew Class

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

 

Cantor Shula

     
Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784