Adult Education

(Please visit the Calendar page to see schedule and confirm classes each week)

Spring Class Offerings: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm 

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice:  Register Now!

From political and financial scandals to rapid progress in biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Now more than ever, we require a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions about the critical questions of the day. Judaism has a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in a way that considers all sides of an issue.

Your Course Fee of $18 is your passport to attend any (or all) of the lectures in this series. Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Beit Midrash at Temple Beth Shalom.

APRIL 2017
    Date Time Event  
    Apr 19  7pm ETHICS: Advance Directives and the Ethics of End-of-Life Care  
    Apr 26 7pm ETHICS: Surrogacy and the Ethics of Relationships  
MAY 2017
    May 3 7pm ETHICS: Disabilities and the Ethics of Inclusion  
    May 10 7pm ETHICS: Better than Normal? The Ethics of Enhancement  
    May 24 7pm ETHICS: Is Lying Ever Ethical?

Summer/Fall Class Offerings:

Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew – Thursdays @ 6:45pm (6/8 – 810)

6/8/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 1
6/15/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 2
6/22/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 3
6/29/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 4
7/6/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 5
7/13/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 6
7/20/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 7
7/27/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 8
8/3/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 9
8/10/17 6:45 – 7:10pm Hebrew – Lesson 10


Synagogue Skills
 – Thursdays @ 6:45pm (8/17 – 9/14)

8/17/17 6:45 – 7:10pm How To – Take an Aliyah
8/24/17 6:45 – 7:10pm How To – Say the Shema
8/31/17 6:45 – 7:10pm How To – Pray the Amidah
9/7/17 6:45 – 7:10pm How To – Wear Tallit & Tefillin
9/14/17 6:45 – 7:10pm How To – Light Candles & Make Havdalah


Prayerbook Hebrew
– Thursdays @ 6:30pm (continues into 2018)

10/19/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
10/26/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
11/2/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
11/9/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
11/16/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
11/30/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
12/7/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
12/14/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
12/21/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew
12/28/17 6:30 – 7:10pm Prayerbook Hebrew

Jewish Practices & Conversion Class – Thursdays @ 7:15 (6/8 – 12/28)

6/8/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Everyday Spirituality
6/15/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Ethics of Speech
6/22/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Family and Sexual Ethics
6/29/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Community, G’milut Hesed, and Tikun Olam
7/6/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Organizational Ethics and Economic Justice
7/13/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Tzedaka
7/20/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Bioethics
7/27/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Kashrut
8/3/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Making Decisions
8/10/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Shabbat
8/17/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Yamim Nora’im: Days of Awe
8/24/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Sukkot
8/31/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
9/7/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Hanuka
9/14/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Purim
10/19/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Pesach
10/26/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Shavuot
11/2/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Minor Holidays, Days of Mourning and    Fast Days
11/9/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Welcoming Children
11/16/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah
11/30/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Weddings
12/7/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Divorce
12/14/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Conversion
12/21/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – Jewish Ritual Across the Life Cycle
12/28/17 7:15 – 8:30pm Jewish Practice – The Journey of Mourning

 

Weekly Drop-in Studies with Rabbi:

Talmud Study: Thursdays @ 9:30am in the Beit Midrash.  Following our morning Minyan service Rabbi hosts an hour long study class with light refreshment and coffee/tea.  Please contact Rabbi for more information.
Bible Study with Rabbi: Saturdays @ 12:30pm in the Beit Midrash.  Every Shabbat after Kiddush join Rabbi for a torah study.

For information on conversion classes, please contact Rabbi David Cantor at rabbi@tbslb.org