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.

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Join us for six sessions of meaningful learning and memorable conversations led by Ronit Ziv-Kreger and Rabbi Karen Citrin. Onsite childcare is available. Parents from all backgrounds are welcome!  Click for more information and to register.

We don’t have to travel far to join 5,000 Reform Jews at the URJ Biennial 2017 in Boston!

With the theme of “Reimagining Jewish Life,” our congregation will join with hundreds of others from across North America for networking, learning, important discussions and debates about today’s critical issues and the direction of Reform Judaism, worship, music and much more. Find out more and register to join the Temple Beth David delegation. Come and join us!

“Is This The Fast I Desire? Finding Meaning When We Aren’t Eating”
Join the rabbis for a study session on the meaning of our Yom Kippur fast (even if you are unable to fast), understandings of fasting in the Jewish tradition, and how the experience of hunger on Yom Kippur is meant to spur us into social action and alleviate suffering in our society. All are welcome.

Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah will offer a sermon series during Shabbat services that will explore the deeper meaning of specific prayers. These sermons will incorporate elements of study and discussion, and will offer intellectual and personal insights into our spiritual practice of prayer. You can ask questions, too.

Cosponsored by Israel Action Committee and Brotherhood (Brotherhood Breakfast begins at 9:30 am – note new time)

Jonathan Cohen, President of the Cohen Camps, will speak about the roots of summer camping and how Jewish summer camping influences a child’s Jewish identity and relationship with Israel. His grandparents, Eli and Bessie Cohen started their first Jewish summer camp in 1935.