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Adult Education

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At Temple Beth El we believe that Jewish learning is a lifetime project. Judaism offers a wealth of rich, deep, sophisticated ideas which are most useful for adults. Adults make decisions about raising children, choosing careers, medical care for themselves and loved ones, where to live and whom to love. Adults need the guidance of a religious system to help them through this maze of serious choices. Adults also experience fully the deep sorrow of loss and the great joy of true love. Jewish tradition can guide adults through these emotional highs and lows.

Adult learning at Temple Beth El equips our lifelong learners to face the complexity of their lives armed with Jewish knowledge. Whether taking a Basic Judaism course, or an advanced Talmud seminar, our learners come away from the experience with a greater appreciation of Judaism’s profound depths, and a greater understanding of how to lead an inspired life.

Please join us at any one of our course offerings this year. Membership is not required, and many of the classes have a nominal charge or are free!



Family Education




Family Programs

“To educate a child without educating and involving the parents and the entire family can be compared to heating the house while leaving the window open.”  Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan

Parent participation and support is essential in raising a Jewish child.  Fun and informative Family Education Experiences are held during the year, including Parent Workshops and Parent/Child Activity Sessions.  Dates for these will be distributed at the start of each school year.


Celebrate Shabbat with joy and song at our monthly Family Service, the first Friday each month.  These services are geared for families with school age children.  Participating in these services reinforce Hebrew and a connection to the Temple community. Services begin at 6pm followed by 7pm potluck dinner.  All are welcome.