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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 by participating in any/all of the following opportunities.

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Meditation and Spiritual Practice
With Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Tuesdays at 9 am (beginning March 31st)


Meeting ID: 870 0355 4394

Password: 051078

This 45 minute to an hour Zoom session will be an opportunity to meditate together with gentle guidance and explore different dimensions of meditative practice.

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World of Judaism Series:

Lifecycles: Marriage and Death with Rabbi K’vod

October 27 at 7:00 pm

Our Jewish tradition expresses its wisdom through creating rituals and practice to mark sacred transitions and moments in our lives. During this class we will explore the joy of Jewish marriage rituals and the practices around death and mourning that allow us to experience holiness in grief and loss.

Future Topics Include:
November 10 The Denominations: Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Reconstructionist
November 24 The World of Jewish Sacred Text: An Exploration of How Scripture Creates Tradition
December 8 Two Faces of Chanukah: Jewish Identity and Spirituality

Shabbat Morning Torah Study Group
Saturdays at 9am
Explore the weekly portion in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where each participant has the opportunity to learn, listen and share. The Torah Study Group provides its members and guests an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Torah in a safe and welcoming community which values respect for different perspectives and civility toward all. We value diverse opinions on the parashah being studied, including those not emanating from Judaism. Please join us in study any Saturday morning; a brief lay-led service follows the study. Contact Luke Wood at for more information.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Weekly on Tuesday evenings, January 2020–April 2021
This 16-month learning program includes opportunities to build community with other dedicated learners through a curriculum rich
in introducing the vast array of Jewish history, ritual, tradition, and prayer. Making the commitment to this course of study includes
participating weekly in both the Prayer book Hebrew and World of Judaism classes on Tuesday nights. The program culminates with the graduating class leading a Shabbat morning service for the community on April 10, 2021: leading prayers, reading Torah, and sharing thoughts and interpretations of the weekly portion.

Remaining World of Judaism Course Topics include:
● Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Accessing Wellsprings of Joy
● Lifecycles: Birth and B’nai Mitzvah
● Lifecycles: Marriage and Death
● The Dominations: Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Reconstructionist
● The World of Jewish Sacred Text: An Exploration of How Scripture Creates Tradition
● Two Faces of Chanukah: Jewish Identity and Spirituality

TBESOC new partnership with the Community Scholar Program

Hi, my name is Myles and I am excited to announce a new partnership between Temple Beth El and the Community Scholar Program. We have been blessed to have the best of the best when it comes to our Jewish education, spirituality and community. With this new partnership we are able to go above and beyond. We can travel to distant lands, explore history, enjoy culture and intellectualism from professors here and abroad. Please join as we embark on this journey to grow as individuals and as a community. I look forward to sharing in this experience with you!

Myles Feinman

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Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781