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Adult Learning - Welcome!

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We are delighted you are exploring learning opportunities at TBE, 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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Click Here  to view our 5775/2014-2015 Adult Jewish Living and Learning Guide  and to learn more about Living Torah 21.    


Upcoming Programs & Events

Elul Zman – Preparing Ourselves for the High Holy Days 
This year, let’s experience the High Holy Days differently. Together we will explore awe and transcendence through the High Holy Day liturgy to find deepened meaning and relevance as we engage in our communal prayer in the coming weeks. Join Rabbi Philip Sherman and Alison Kur for three sessions culminating with Selichot on Saturday, September 20. Additional information will follow. If you plan to attending, please RSVP to Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211. 
Session 1: September 10 - 7:30-9:00 pm 
Session 2: September 15 - 7:30-9:00 pm
Session 3 (Including Selichot Services): September 20 – Time TBD
Nefesh l’Nefesh (Soul to Soul) Engaging in Spiritual Relationships 
Adult Jewish Living Shabbat Retreat 

Come celebrate the possibilities of Shabbat away from home. Experience a Shabbat filled with sacred time, music, laughter and learning. Join Alison Kur and Rabbi Philip Sherman as we explore the relationships of our biblical ancestors and begin to discover how their spiritual messages bring meaning to our lives today. 
For additional information, contact Rabbi Philip Sherman, (781) 235-8419 x208.  View the flyer. Click Here to Register. 
November 14-15, 2014

Wylie Inn, Beverly, Massachusetts 

$175 per person shared occupancy. $225 single occupancy. Costs are inclusive of overnight accommodations and three meals.  

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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