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

View the Adult & Family  Brochure

Weekly Classes:

Mondays – 6:30 – 7:00 pm resuming  November 7, 2016
NOSH ‘N’ DROSH with Rabbi Zimmerman
Following Daily Minyan (6:15 p.m.) plan to stay 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 November 7, 2016

Melton Year 3: Beyond Borders: The Arab Israeli Conflict

This course provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today. Course material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict. The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoirs. The course will provide students with new tools for understanding and critiquing texts and events as the conflict continues to unfold.

Fee: $100 individual; $150 for a couple (includes one book) – Exclusively for members of Congregation Beth Shalom.

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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.


Sundays – 11:00am – 12:00pm   SPECIAL SIX-PART CLASS- ULPAN ALEPH

Do you want to be able to join along in the Siddur or help your child or grandchild learn to read Hebrew?  Join us for our Ulpan Aleph six-part class to begin your journey. Classes will meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00am starting October 30th! We will meet on the following Days: October 30th, November 6th, November 13th, December 4th,  December 11th and December 18th.  Fee is $50 per person and includes the text book.  Reserve your space today- CLICK HERE

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 -November 15, 2016

Chai Mitzvah is an adult Jewish engagement initiative, asking the question, “What do you want your adult Jewish life to look like?” and guides participants in answering that question through study, spirituality and social action. Beth Shalom Sisterhood is sponsoring this program. We will meet once a month, on the third Tuesday evening of each month  from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm at Beth Shalom Synagogue.

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.