Adult Education

“One of the things that makes Temple Beth David such an extraordinary community is our commitment to excellence in Adult Education.  In addition to the support of our clergy and our board, that excellence comes from the passionate involvement of our congregants themselves.”  Pat Aronson, Vice President of Education (2013-2015)

The Adult Education Committee at Temple Beth David works to create a dynamic, enriching, and meaningful learning environment. Our mission is to provide opportunities to explore our inner selves in a welcoming atmosphere that will lead to further understanding and friendship. Topics include Jewish customs and practice, the study of Jewish texts, aspects of spirituality, and issues pertinent to contemporary Jewish and Israeli life. The programming is intended for both inexperienced and experienced learners. As Hillel said, “If not now, when?” Come join our learning Kehillah (community), and become inspired!

If you would like more information or would like to join the Adult Education committee, please contact Renee Goldberg.



Inspired, Intensive Learning for Adults of All Backgrounds.

Interested in starting Me’ah in fall 2017? Register here or ask Rita in the office for a registration form. To find out more, contact Mark Beal.

Me’ah (Hebrew for “100”) will take you on a FASCINATING 100-hour journey (spread out over two years and four semesters)  through Jewish history.


Join Rabbi Micah Citrin and Rabbi Karen Citrin for Introduction to Judaism at Temple Beth David in Westwood and Temple Sinai of Sharon.

Explore a modern take on Jewish life. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality. more…

Please join us for an inspiring weekend led by Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell. For over three decades, Rabbi Elwell has been exploring, teaching, and writing about spirituality, and working towards creating and sustaining healthy and open-hearted communities.

Rabbi Elwell will share insights from Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives (click to purchase), a finalist for the 2014 National Jewish Book Award that she co-edited, at Shabbat services on Friday evening.  On Saturday evening, Rabbi Elwell will lead a unique pre-Passover reflective experience, “Telling our Story: A Seder Celebrating Women’s Courage and Our Commitment to Freedom for All.” On Sunday morning, Rabbi Elwell, editor of The Open Door, the CCAR Hagaddah, will speak on “Open Doors, Open Hearts: How Seder Frees Our Souls.” Watch this space and the Shofar for more details – coming soon. All are welcome!