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.
Some highlights of our adult education program are:
For further information Contact Julie Glass
Registration is necessary for classes only.
Please contact: Julie Glass, Director of Congregational Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org
215.887.3625 ext. 216
Class schedules may be subject to change.
Exciting Adult Education opportunities
Sunday Adult Ed Schedule
9:30 am uChant
10:00 am Read Hebrew
10:00 am Biblical Hebrew
11:00 am Yiddush
11:00 am Adult Singing with Jay Danzig
Breakfast with Champions - Tuesdays after Morning Minyan (8:30 am)
A little nosh and current issues in American Jewish life with Rabbi Glanzberg -Krainin. Big Ideas in Jewish Life 21st century Jewish life is undergoing profound shifts and changes. The Jewish community that our children will inherit will look very different than the Jewish community of our parents. This class will explore critical questions pertaining to the future of Jewish life in North America. We will explore issues related to Jewish thought, Jewish continuity, Israel-Diaspora relationships and more. Join us for a stimulating hour as we seek to understand these new paradigm shifts for the 21st century Jewish community. Minyan at 7:30 am, breakfast at 8 am and class from 8:30 - 9:30 am, beginning October 7, 2013.
Spirit and Spirits every Shabbat afternoon
Are you looking for an intimate way to be part of our community? Join us each Shabbat afternoon for a short afternoon service followed by twenty minutes of learning, schmoozing and eating, the evening service and the beautiful and moving Havdalah service. Check the Beth Sholom calendar for the time each week.
every Sunday at 9:15 am
Learn how to chant Torah and Haftarah with Shalom Zachmy.
Israeli Dancing at Beth Sholom
We are so please to announce a NEW session of Israeli dancing every Monday: 7:30 - 8:15 pm beginners dancing and 8:15 - 10:30 pm 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.
Stretch Your Inner Shalom - And stretch everything else too
every Thursday at 5:45 pm.
Yoga with Pearl
Bernard Wolfman Civil Discourse Project TBA
National Healthcare Experts Examine the Federal Government's Role in Health Care. Speakers: Stuart Butler, Ph.D., Director, the Heritage Foundation's Center for Policy Innovation, and David B. Nash, M.D., M.B.A., Founding Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health. This is the inaugural forum of the Bernard Wolfman Civil Discourse Project at Beth Sholom Congregation. The moderator is Chris Satullo, Vice President for News & Civic Dialogue at WHYY and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, The University of Pennsylvania. The free forum is open to the public and requires pre-registration by March 21 at www.CivilDiscourseProject.org or call the synagogue office at 215-887-1342 ext 100.
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.
Out of the Straits I Call to You! November 13 and November 20, 2013
(Jewish meditation, prayer and song)
Many people are stressed out, working long hours and juggling family commitments. You deserve a spiritual break! Join Rabbi Merow for an hour of meditative song, contemplative prayer and mindfulness meditation, along with some movement. No experience necessary. Come with an open heart. Wednesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Contact Julie Glass or call 215-887-3625 ext 216.
How Can Laws of Shabbat Translate into Joy of Shabbat? Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, TBA, 2013.
This year the topic of our Shabbat Experience is Experience Shabbat. Study the 39 Laws of Shabbat. See how they have evolved and consider how we might translate and contemporize these concepts into our lives.
Why Jewish History Matters Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, December 4, 11 and 18, 2013.
Jewish history is a telling and re-telling that connects the narrator (historian), the listeners (the community) and the events in a living triangle. We will attempt to look at Jewish texts throughout Jewish history in order to understand how our past shifts with the concerns of the present. Join us for this walk through the texts of our Jewish communities of the past as we think together about how our understanding of the past informs our conception of the present and the future.