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Adult Learning - Welcome!

We are delighted you are exploring learning opportunities at Temple Beth Elohim, where we offer a full portfolio of programs and courses for lifelong learning.  Some courses are year-long, others meet for a few sessions only; some programs provide in-depth study, some programs offer an intriguing introduction to a topic. You'll see that adult learners have options!  With topics as varied as Jewish text study, mussar, writing, Israel-based programs, art, Hebrew language study, Jewish cooking and much more, there’s a program for most everyone.  Enriching all learning opportunities are insightful and gifted instructors who will help guide and nurture our community in study together.  

Read about the program and course offerings for 5774/2013-2014 by clicking here! (Check back soon for our 5774/2014-2014 Catalog!)

Our Sunday morning programs begin on Sunday, September 29.  Most of our other programming begins in October.  Those who are interested in learning about mussar are encouraged to take a four-part program "Introduction to Mussar" that meets with Rabbi Marcia Plumb on Mondays, 10:30 am-noon, starting September 16. If there is sufficient interest in forming a mussar group that meets during the day, Rabbi Plumb would like to continue with you.  Our ongoing evening mussar group continues on Monday nights.  To learn about all of the new programs, and to learn about study options with our clergy, read the Living Torah 21: your guide to Adult Jewish Living at Temple Beth Elohim. We still have space in most of our programs, including Parenting Through a Jewish Lens that begins October 29.

Sign Up! When you are ready to register, sign up here. 


About Living Torah 21:

This year, we are excited to announce that our Adult Learning offerings are part of "Living Torah 21: your guide to Adult Jewish Living at Temple Beth Elohim."  All TBE members have been mailed a guide, to be delivered after Rosh Hashanah 5774. We hope you participate in Living Torah 21 -- 7 hours each to pray, learn, act/connect.  If you do participate in Living Torah 21, you are eligible to be a part of The Simcha! (Joy!) Project.  This six-session program will be lead by Rabbis Sisenwine and Sherman and Cantor Sufrin.  Over the year, The Simcha! Project community will come together to explore community, Jewish living, gratitude, compassion and joy in our tradition.  Three sessions will meet on Monday nights (December 16, March 17, May 12) and three sessions will meet following Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner (Friday, January 31, February 28, April 11). All six sessions promise to be an enriching time of communal study with our clergy.  Watch our website and other TBE publications for information on how to sign-up for dinners. 

This is our Adult Learning Vision: A community of individuals discovering and strengthening our connection to Judaism.


This is our Adult Learning Mission: The mission of Adult Learning at Temple Beth Elohim is to touch the heart, engage the mind and move the soul of each member.  Through lifelong exploration of the nuance, complexity and joy of living in a Jewish way, each person strives to become more knowledgeable and discover practice, meaning, spirituality and connection to the Jewish community.  The experiences we offer are welcoming, challenging and accessible at a variety of levels with the goal of fostering the spiritual journey and a passionate connection to Judaism and Temple Beth Elohim. --adopted by the Temple Beth Elohim Task Force, May 2011.


For more information about adult learning programs or help with registration, please contact Lynn Burke Executive Assistant,, 781.235.8419 x211. 




 Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative (LLAIC) Temple Beth Elohim is proud to host Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative (LLAIC). Online class registration begins July 8, 2014. Interested parties may learn more at



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