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

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




What interests you? What aspect of Jewish life and learning would you like to know more about? In our new Adult Education model, you get to pick a topic, a time, and a place for you and nine others to learn. 

Here are some potential topics:
Coping with Illness
Bullying
Judaism and American Foreign Policy
Comparative Judaism

If you’d like to learn more or if you’re ready to schedule, call or Email Aaron (913) 498-2212 or aaron@beth-torah.org




 

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.


Adult Hebrew Courses

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Have you ever considered taking part in an adult bar or bat mitzvah? We’ll be offering a year-long adult b’nai mitzvah course this year at Congregation Beth Torah, so now is your chance. The class meets for Hebrew instruction and classes on a range of Jewish education topics throughout the year, culminating in a group ceremony in the spring. Gather your friends and take part! The class costs $200, materials included. Please register through the Beth Torah office by August 29th.

Learn to read Hebrew!

Ready to learn Hebrew? Join volunteer teacher Scott Strong-Wallace on Sundays after the start of religious school to learn to read Hebrew or to brush up on your 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.  Please register by August 29th.

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

Improve Hebrew Comprehension!

 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.  Please register by August 29th.

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.