Adult Education



Beth Sholom offers an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, a Hebrew Literacy Campaign, morning, evening and afternoon classes for men and women sponsored by the Sisterhood and Men's Club and Sunday morning classes in Hebrew reading, davening and yiddish.

Adults are encouraged to participate in the many classes offered, as well as to follow their own paths of study with the aid of our Director of Education, and clergy.

Link to current adult education class offerings.

Some highlights of our adult education program are:

  • Adult B'nei Mitzvah preparation.
  • Adult component of our Religious School Family Education program, open to all congregants (The Shabbat Experience).
  • Evening study sessions with Rabbis where texts and current events are discussed.
  • Short study sessions led by our clergy after our daily minyan.
  • Sunday lay-led sessions on Hebrew reading, Davening, Yiddish and Torah chanting.
  • adult lay-led Rosh Hodesh group for women which chooses its own course of study.
  • Scholar-in-residence Program
  • Shabbat Lunch and Learn guest lectures by local scholars
  • Book discussion groups.
  • Annual Jewish learning festivals.
  • Independent study with mentors and/or study partners, by arrangement.

For further information Contact  Julie Glass

Registration is necessary for classes only.
Please contact: Julie Glass, Director of Congregational Engagement
215.887.3625 ext. 216
Class schedules may be subject to change.


Current or Upcoming 2016-2017 Adult Education Classes

Exciting Adult Education opportunities

Tuesdays: September 20 & 27 at 8:30 a.m. - Text with Me: Rabbi Merow will teach about ancient texts and modern voices. The class will continue on Tuesdays, beginning November 1.

Thursday, September 22 at 8:30 a.m. -
Current Events Discussion Group with Bob Rubin. This is a weekly Thursday group.

High Holiday Adult Education for Beth Sholom and Adath Jeshurun:
All are welcome - Since Religious school is at AJ this half of the year, these classes will be at AJ:

Sunday September 25 at 9:30 a.m. -
Rosh Hashanah Refresher with Rabbi Kobrin and Rabbi Merow (at AJ).

Sunday, October 9 at 9:30 a.m. -
Yom Kippur Learning with Rabbi Kobrin and Rabbi Glanzberg-Krainin (at AJ).

Wednesday, October 5 with Selma Roffman
7:00 - 7:45 pm Introduction - learning to read Hebrew
8:00 - 9:00 pm Introduction to advanced Hebrew - reading newspaper articles, stories, prayers and discussions

Sundays starting October 9 - Adult Ed - Learn Hebrew with Linda Abrams.

Beginners at 10 a.m; Intermediate at 11 a.m.
RSVP for Adult Ed to Julie Glass here or at 215.887.1342 ext. 216

The Holy Tongue: Biblical Hebrew
Sunday mornings at 10 am

Learn biblical Hebrew to gain a better understanding of the original text with Marcia Garfinkle as teacher.

Classes with the Rabbis

Sponsored by the Men’s Club


Breakfast with Champions - Tuesdays after Morning Minyan (8:30 am)

A little nosh and current events with Rabbi Merow. Minyan at 7:30 am, breakfast at 8 am and class from 8:30 - 9:30 am.




Stretch Your Inner Shalom - And stretch everything else too

Thursday at 5:45 pm. Check calendar for dates given.

Yoga with Pearl

Bernard Wolfman Civil Discourse Project  Spring 2017

This free public forum endeavors to model civil discourse and promises to provide participants with insight into the current healthcare debate and meaningful ways to become involved. As this topic can be divisive, and the speakers will be offering differing political perspectives, in keeping with our mission, all participants are required to agree to a civil discourse pledge when registering for this event. Though the event is free, registration is required--link on our website below for registration.

For details or call the synagogue office at 215-887-1342 ext 100.



Adult Education Israeli Dancing at Beth Sholom

Israeli dancing every Monday: 7:30 - 8:15pm beginners dancing and 8:15 - 10:30pm open dancing. This is open to all Beth Sholom members and guests and is FREE of CHARGE. There will be a variety of dance instructors. Join us for this new and exciting dance experience. Questions? Contact Julie Glass at 215.887.3625 ext. 216.

Volunteer Choir - This is Hiddur Mitzvah – making the mitzvah of services an even more beautiful mitzvah – by enhancing our services with your voice. Contact Hazzan Weber (ext. 110) or email.

WebParasha - Introducing this online Torah reading program, accessible through our website. Be an active part of our Torah & Haftarah chanting program by finding out what the readings are, viewing and printing those readings. Contact Hazzan Weber (ext. 110) or email.