Adult Learning

At Congregation Beth Torah we approach adult education as part of the path of Lifelong Jewish Learning. From September to May we offer weekly Sunday morning and occasional Wednesday night courses when the Weiner Religious School is in session. There are also year-long courses on Shabbat morning, Thursday morning, and Wednesday afternoon.

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Adult Education Offerings

Sunday Schmooze & News
Melton
Wisdom on Wednesday
Lunch with the Rabbi
Yiddish Circle with Ray Davidson
Adult Hebrew Course
Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Discussion on the Writings of the Torah - Class Readings
Websites of Interest


Sundays in 2013

Toast a bagel, pour some coffee, meet new people and learn new things on Sunday mornings at Beth Torah!  Most classes are from 11:00 a.m.-noon in Room 104.  Classes will resume once school is in session.


This year’s Adult Education Committee worked admirably on planning and developing a variety of engaging study sessions. Many thanks to this year’s Adult Education Committee: Audrey Meyers, Debbie Bass, Elaine Tobias, David Zucker, Gary Shaw, Henri Goettel, Rabbi Linda Steigman, Nicholas LeVine and Todd Davisson

If you’re interested in serving on the Adult Education Committee as a member or as chair, or if you have suggestions for the committee, get in touch with Aaron in the Congregation Beth Torah office: aaron@beth-torah.org or (913) 498-2212.


Sunday Morning Shmooze and News

Every Sunday when religious school is in session breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. we join in the beit tefillah (sanctuary) for Family Worship (a required part of Sunday school). Following tefillah (worship) the children go to class, we bring out the toasters, and lots of people stay in the ulam connected with free wi-fi, reading the Sunday New York Times, clipping coupons from the KC Star, and socializing. All members and friends are welcome! 

 

Wisdom on Wednesdays - Every Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m.

The Wisdom on Wednesdays crew is studying appropriate and inappropriate speech, as discussed in the Talmud tractate, Arachin.  You're invited to join them any Wednesday that you are available.  They eat and shmooze from  noon to 12:30 p.m., and study from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Henri at hgoettel@publicnetworking.org.

More about Wisdom on Wednesdays


Yiddish Circle
Every Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Yiddish Circle of Learning continues to grow in the Bride’s Room at Beth Torah, with lunch provided for a nominal donation followed by one hour of learning devoted to the Yiddish language and culture. Knowledge of Yiddish not a pre-requisite for attending.  Come learn and laugh with Ray Davidson each Friday at noon.  

Shabbat Torah Study- 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Discussion on the Writings of the Torah

Rabbi Levin leads an engaging, high level conversation about a range of topics based in ancient and modern Jewish texts, philosophy and thought. Participants engage in meaningful discussion and challenge each other to consider applications of Torah in our contemporary lives.

Melton

Click here to see details on Melton classes.

Yiddish Movie Matinee Series with Ray Davidson

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Adult Hebrew Courses

Learn to read Hebrew!

Ready to brush up your Hebrew? Join volunteer teacher Scott Strong-Wallace on Sundays after the start of religious school to brush up your Hebrew skills. The cost is only $36 for the entire year, which includes all your materials and your textbook. Register by calling the Beth Torah office at (913) 498-2212. You can charge your credit card over the phone or send a check made out to Congregation Beth Torah with “Sunday Hebrew” in the memo line.

Questions? Email Scott at scott.strong-wallace@argushealth.com

Improve Hebrew Comprehension!

Ready to improve your Hebrew? Join volunteer teacher Scott Strong-Wallace on Wednesdays after the start of religious school to study Hebrew through learning texts from B’reishit/Genesis. This class is perfect for adults who can already read Hebrew and would like to improve their vocabulary. The cost is only $36 for the entire year, which includes all your materials and your textbook. Register by calling the Beth Torah office at (913) 498-2212. You can charge your credit card over the phone or send a check made out to Congregation Beth Torah with “Wednesday Hebrew” in the memo line.

Questions? Email Scott at scott.strong-wallace@argushealth.com



For more information about Lifelong Learning at Beth Torah contact the office at  (913) 498-2212.