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.

Lunch and Learn opportunities with Rabbi Cattapan:

Every Shabbat morning Join Rabbi Cattapan in the library after worship for some Torah Talk.  Bring your own lunch and keep it in our refrigerator and enjoy some Torah learning with Rabbi Cattapan.  Rabbi Cattapan will be using the Etz Hayim Chumash for this class.  To have a book for our Adult Ed program in honor of/memory of or in celebration of something YOU love, Click here to donate $60.00 for a Chumash for this class (steer your donation to the general fund, we’ll take care of the rest).  We will put a book plate in the book noting your donation!

Thursday, September 8th at noon: Lunch with the Rabbi.  Bring your own lunch or call the office to order a Jimmy John’s sandwich.

No RSVPs are needed for these wonderful Adult Ed opportunities.

A Year of Learning: Watch the Simchat Torah Siyum Slide Show

Adult Education Offerings

Wisdom on Wednesday
Lunch with the Rabbi
Yiddish Circle
Discussion on the Writings of the Torah - Class Readings
Websites of Interest


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

The Wisdom on Wednesdays crew is studying Torah.  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

More about Wisdom on Wednesdays

Ray Davidson 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  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.

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