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Adult Education
Reform Judaism Culture

Adult Education

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.

If you are interested in signing up for a class, participating in an event, taking part in Adult Education planning or simply want to hear more about our programs, Email us or call 561-391-8900.  
 
Or you can register for a particular class or event from each listing in the calendar.

Torah Study & Lunch and Learn

Weekly Jewish Adult Education Classes

Torahs and Torah covers in the Ark at Temple Beth El
Torah Study - Saturdays at 9:30 am

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. 

Lunch & Learn - Tuesdays at Noon

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

"Project Nuremberg is a reminder of the power of law in confronting evil."

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. 

Introduction to Judaism

The Torah and siver chain with magen david

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.

Wise Living
Seven-Session Dialogue

Wise Living, formerly called Wise Aging, creates small cohorts – one for men and one for women – to spend seven weeks exploring the wisdom we have gathered from our life’s experience, and considering how we can live more deliberately in this next phase of our lives. Utilizing Jewish spiritual practice, guided study and small-group dialogue, Wise Living offers deep engagement and exploration of the spiritual meaning and purposes of life.

If you are interested in joining us on this inspiring journey, please reach out to Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah at [email protected] to find out about upcoming cohorts. 

Upcoming Adult Education Events

Upcoming Adult Education Events