Our adult learning opportunities value intellectual inquiry and expression in both secular and religious aspects of our tradition. We study the social and spiritual dimensions of Jewish history and culture, the religious and political significance of Reform Judaism, the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
Get to know your fellow congregants in an enjoyable class, workshop, speaker or movie.
During Saturday morning Torah Study, we delve into the text of that week’s Torah Portion with one of our esteemed rabbis. Available on Virtual Beth El or in person.
Every Tuesday afternoon, we invite guest lecturers in conversation with our clergy to educate us on important topics throughout Jewish life and history. Each month focuses on a new theme, with new speakers.
Project Nuremberg brings high-profile speakers to our community to show that law is what brought order to a post-Holocaust, post-WWII world. Each year, hundreds of attorneys gather at Temple Beth El for our annual Lawyers Luncheons, which showcase these speakers and allow them to share their unique experiences with the law. Past speakers have included Ben Ferencz, Avner Avraham, Senator Christopher Dodd, Alan Dershowitz, Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck, Eli M. Rosenbaum, and many more distinguished guests.
For over a decade, we have focused on the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials after Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates rescued a record of the trials that was almost thrown away: the Blue Series. These documents are traced back to Justice Robert Jackson, and are currently housed at Lynn University. They are an enduring testament to the good that lawyers and judges can do.
Interested in a deeper understanding of the basics of Jewish life or thinking about converting to Judaism? Then Temple Beth El’s Introduction to Judaism class might be for you. This 18-session weekly course taught by our clergy with other experts in the community covers topics such as holidays, customs, life-cycle events, values, theology, prayers and rituals, Jewish texts, history, and Hebrew.
Introduction to Judaism is open to Jews and non-Jews alike. Often, a Jewish partner, friend, or family member will choose to accompany the prospective convert to the classes. This class is also useful for non-Jews who do not intend to convert but are interested in learning more about Judaism. It is also helpful for people who were born and raised as Jews but feel as though they never received a solid Jewish education. All are welcome.
Temple Beth El is excited to announce a new program for our members aged 50+. Based on the book, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit, this Wise Aging program will consist of seven sessions where we will meet twice a month to discuss issues and challenges related to growing older. We will explore Jewish teachings related to aging along with additional modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, contemplative listening, art, and music.
We will have two cohorts consisting of 10-12 people per cohort, and will be sharing more details in the coming weeks. If you are interested in joining us on this inspiring journey, register below or reach out to Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah at [email protected].