Adult Education Classes

Adult Ed

Join us and your friends for classes that will stimulate your mind

All of our classes are open to the community

adult education and family brochure 2017-2018

Weekly Classes:

Mondays – 6:30 – 7:00 pm resuming  October 16, 2017
NOSH ‘N’ DROSH with Rabbi Zimmerman
Join us for a nosh and relaxed discussion with Rabbi Zimmerman.  This is an engaging opportunity to deepen your current understanding of Judaism and explore current and relevant Jewish topics. This class is currently studying Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, “ethical wisdom from the Talmud”.

Mondays – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Starting October 16, 2017


This course examines Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change. Students gain extensive insights into the historical and ideological developments of the major movements, and explore the impact of gender, assimilation, Israel, and post-denominationalism on the movements and the Jewish people.

Fee: $100 individual; $150 for a couple (includes one book)


Melton Class – Foundations of Jewish Living with Kendra Fabry

September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 13; December 4, 11

Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00 PM,

Foundations of Jewish Family Living is a curriculum for parents, providing a thought provoking encounter with many of the core values of Judaism. The curriculum brings to life the master stories from our tradition and the profound messages they convey. This rich learning experience for adults will provide an opportunity for parents to bring the Jewish conversation home to share with their child. At a time in a family’s life when a child is experiencing his or her own Jewish education, Foundations of Jewish Family Living provides parents with the learning, the language, and the confidence to be a teacher to their own children and support Jewish learning at home.

Fee: $100

Melton Classes are co-sponsored with the MJCCA Lisa F. Brill Istitute for Jewish Learning and the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Click Here for the registration form for both classes.  Print, fill in and send with payment as instructed on the form.


Thursdays – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PARASHAT HASHAVUA (weekly Torah portion) CLASS with Rabbi Zimmerman.
Join us for a weekly study class of the Torah portion.  Feel free to bring your kosher lunch.  New participants are always welcome. This is an ongoing class so please call the office for the upcoming dates.




The first of each Jewish month when the new moon is just a slender crescent in the night sky, women around the world gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration. The observance of Rosh Chodesh goes back to ancient times. Join other women on the first of each month for a time of renewal and celebration. The group will determine each month’s programming.

Our first meeting will be held on Rosh Chodesh Elul, Monday, August 21st, at 7:00pm when we will prepare for the month of introspection leading up to Rosh Hashanah.

Meetings will take place monthly on Rosh Chodesh.

To sign up or for more information, contact Linda Zimmerman at

Monthly Classes:

Saturdays around noon

Join us for this new & exciting series focusing on important men and women as well as events that made an impact during the course of Jewish history or are having an impact today.  We have several guest teachers ready to guide these lively discussions.  Sessions will be offered on Saturdays during Kiddush lunch.


Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Starting date -October 17, 2017

Did you know that adults drive everything?  We are the parents, the grandparents, the adults in our community.  Research on teens show that the most important heroes and role models are their parents, grandparents, and adult friends. Could you imagine how the world would change if we were studying and finding personal meaning in Torah and Jewish education?  Well, we have a program sponsored by Beth Shalom Sisterhood that does just that.

Chai Mitzvah is an adult Jewish engagement initiative, asking the question, “What do you want your adult Jewish life to look like” and guides the participants in answering that question through study, spirituality and social action.  Experience a fully integrated, meaningful Jewish life, exploring what’s important to you. This program is in its third year and we encourage you to take part.  We meet once a month, on a Tuesday evening from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. at Beth Shalom.

Click Here for our meeting dates and subject topics for 2017-2018

The fee for this class is $25 which includes all materials.  Please join us!  We guarantee you a wonderful educational and spiritual experience.  Contact Marsha Fish at

Experience a fully integrated, meaningful Jewish life, exploring what’s important to you.