Adult Learning Overview

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 learning together.  

Adult Learning Opportunities


Let The Sun Shine In! with Rabbi Philip Sherman continues Monday, July 6 at 7:00 pm for four weeks (June 22 & 29, July 6 & 13). We will explore the bright spots of the summer Torah reading cycle and illuminate our lives with the words of our tradition. Join for one session or all four. RSVP to Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211. Walk-ins welcome.
Movie Nights with TBE Clergy July 1, 15 & 22. All movies begin at 7:00 pm and are shown at the West Newton Cinema. Tickets are $10 each.  Reserve your tickets with Lynn Burke, or (781) 235-8419 x211.

  • July 1: Zero Motivation
    TBE group tickets are no longer available for the July 1 movie. Please check with the West Newton Cinema box office if you are interested in attending the show.
  • July 15: Above and Beyond
  • July 22 Little White Lie

TBE at Tanglewood, Sunday, July 12. Join us as we head to Tanglewood to share a picnic before the BSO concert at 2:30 pm.  Lawn tickets are $21 each (this saves the $6.50 per ticket service charge). Please RSVP to Lynn Burke, or (781) 235-8419 x211 by Wednesday, June 10 for the group ticket price. Car pools will be organized. For additional information, contact Michael Gilman, or (781) 821-2062.
Nfesh l’Nefesh (Soul to Soul) Adult Learning Fall Retreat, Friday and Saturday October 23 & 24 at The Warren Center in Ashland. Click here to RSVP.  Hurry, don't miss out on Early Bird Registration now in progress! For additional information, please contact Rabbi Philip Sherman, (781) 235-8419 x208.

Me’ah Select Classes for 2015-2016, Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm - led by Hebrew College instructors Lynne Heller and Shari Lowin. Click here for additional information and to register. Early Bird Registration available through August 15.

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As always, should there be a cost involved with a program, it should not be a barrier to participation.  If you would like to participate, but cannot afford the fee, please contact Alison Kur (781) 235-8419 x213, or Rabbi Philip Sherman (781) 235-8419 x208, for a confidential conversation. 

Our Adult Learning Vision 

A community of individuals discovering and strengthening our connection to Judaism.       

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.