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Adult education is an important part of communal life at Temple Beth El. We believe that a lifelong thirst for knowledge and critical exploration of topics—biblical, traditional, and contemporary—help us maintain a vital connection to our Judaism and to each other. We aim to involve members of all ages in classes, lectures, discussions, and hands-on workshops. Many programs are offered remotely.

For more information on our adult learning opportunities, please contact Director of Lifelong Learning Kendra Sager.

Torah Study

Immerse yourself in the words and history of our people and make connections that are relevant to your life in our weekly Torah Study, offered every Saturday morning.

Kesher Israel (Israel Connection) Film Series

We connect to Israel through monthly films and lively discussions.


Adult Hebrew Classes

We offer beginning and advanced Biblical Hebrew study.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Becoming adult b’nai mitzvah at Temple Beth El is a meaningful experience for our members who would like the opportunity to be called to the Torah as a knowledgeable Jewish adult. For those who have not had the opportunity to engage in b’nai mitzvah studies, we prepare all our b’nai mitzvah students—young and old—with lifelong skills in the Hebrew language, Reform Jewish liturgy and prayer, and Torah. 

Fee: $100 for books and materials. View the brochure


Speakers and Lectures

Throughout the year we have two scholar-in-residence programs, including the Swarsensky Scholar-in-Residence Weekend in November and the Blockstein Lecture in February each year, and additional speakers focusing on a wide range of topics.


The Adult Education Committee offers a variety of classes according to the theme of each year as well as other classes and hands-on activities to help us engage in new avenues of learning.


Conversion, or gerut, is a transformative, structured, and challenging, process that takes at least one year. On this journey, students study Judaism, participate in the life of Temple, and develop their own expression and commitment to our faith.

April 16, 2024 8 Nisan 5784