Adult Education
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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. 

Couples in Conversation

A Discussion Group for Interfaith Families in our Early Learning Center

Bride and groom holding hands during wedding

In partnership with 18Doors, a national organization that empowers people in interfaith relationships to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them, the Temple is looking for interested couples to engage in a series of discussions about raising children of interfaith families in the Jewish community. The discussions will be facilitated by Rabbi Greg Weisman, who is an 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow. Dates and times of the meetings will be set in coordination with the families who choose to participate.

If you are part of an interfaith family (defined by 18Doors as a family where one of the parents is not Jewish by birth) and have a child in our Early Learning Center, you are welcome to participate. Contact Rabbi Greg Weisman to express your interest and be included in the cohort.

Wise Aging
Seven-Session Dialogue

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]

Upcoming Adult Education Events