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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 Nicole A. Jahr, RJE.

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

Take this meaningful journey with others looking to reaffirm and grow Jewishly.

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.

June 6, 2023 17 Sivan 5783