Adult Learning Overview

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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.  


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Upcoming Programs & Events 

Living Deeply and Mindfully: Mussar at TBE, with Rabbi Marcia Plumb, continues Monday evening, December 1 from 7:30-9:00 pm. There are three classes left in this series. Class fee is $90 for the remaining three classes meeting December 1, January 12 and January 26. Register with Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211.

Four Thousand Years in Six Weeks: A Cursory Course on Jewish History, led by congregant Len Sommer, continues Wednesday evening, December 3 from 7:15-9:00 pm.  This class meets for six sessions, running through December 17. Register with Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211.

Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation (6-week beginner course), with Donna Rubenoff, concludes Wednesday December 3 from 7:30-8:30 pm.  Register with Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211.

Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation (Advanced course), with Donna Rubenoff, continues Thursday, December 4 from 7:30-8:30 pm. Click here to register. Class fee $41.oo for the remaining three classes of the current session. $110 for each of the two 8-class sessions in the winter and spring. 

Spoken Modern Hebrew (Beginner course): with Sigalit Davis, continues Sunday morning, December 14 from 9:00-11:00 am. Click here to register

Conversational Hebrew (Advanced course): with Sigalit Davis , continues Sunday morning, December 14 from 11:15-1:15 pmClick here to register. Class fee $295.

Living Torah 21 Shabbat Dinner, Friday evening, December 12.  Register by December 3 with Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211. Cost of dinner is $20 per person.

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.  

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