Adult Education Opportunities
For the list of upcoming events
Our lifelong learning opportunities provide exciting opportunities to learn while building meaningful relationships with Jewish culture, tradition and the community. Built upon the interests of our congregants our class selection has included:
- Hebrew Calligraphy
- Talmud and Midrash
- Biblical Gardening
- Jewish Parenting (Even if You’re Not Jewish)
- Synagogue How-Tos
- Modern Israeli Poetry
- Weekly Torah Study
- ...and even More!
Check our on-line calendar for times and dates. Classes and discussion groups are typically scheduled for Sunday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, or Friday evenings.
Whether it’s Friday night, Shabbat, Havdalah, or Sunday, educational opportunities are aplenty to enlighten our lives. Weekend highlights include our periodic discussion sessions after the Saturday Kiddush luncheon and the bi-monthly group discussion of the Torah portion of the week, Torah Plus!, with noted scholar Netziah Shaked. Torah Plus! takes place alternate Saturdays at 9:15 am. And if you are interested in learning Hebrew, join the Sunday morning Hebrew Chavurah.
Wednesday Morning Classes
Stretch your intellect on Wednesday mornings with our Rabbis and Hazzan. Throughout the year, you’re invited to drop in Wednesdays at 10 am for the vibrant discussion group with Hazzan Dinkin; topics rotate throughout the seasons and have included Midrash, Jewish Music followed by a lively class.
Maybe you are interested in meeting friends at Peets to discover the wisdom of Jewish parenting or the why and how to make Jewish life meaningful to the whole family we have opportunities for you too.
Annual Educational and Cultural Events Co-sponsored by B’nai Shalom
In addition, the Adult Education Committee originates and organizes a variety of programs for the congregation and the community. These include: East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Book Festival, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) ,and Yom HaAtzma’ut (Israel Independence Day) community observances. Suggestions for new topics are always welcomed—drop by the Education Office to offer yours!
Watch for announcements in the Hadashot newsletter, Constant Contact email, and on this website for information about registering for these programs.