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Lifelong Learning (Adult Education)

At Temple Beth Shalom, not only the kids are learning—adults are active learners, too!  As a community, we support a rich tradition of lifelong Jewish learning, where our adults and parents are just as engaged as our children. Come to a class or lecture opportunity to participate in a lively discussion, get to know other members of our community, and hopefully learn something new.   


Cooking Traditions*
10:00 - 12:00
Let’s learn about traditional Jewish cooking with the experts!
These events require pre-registration and are limited to 12 people per class.

Sephardic Food - Leslie Huppin - March 19, 2023 - Register here
Cheesecake – Ed Hilfer - April 30, 2023 - Register here

* $24 member $48 non-member fee to cover cost and donation to the Oneg & Community Meal Fund

Study With Rabbi

Honors: How to have an Aliyah to the Torah
Sunday, March 4, 2023
8:30 - 9:30am

Ever been invited to go up and say the blessings over the Torah reading, or lift or dress the Torah, open the ark or do a reading during services, but been too nervous to do so?  New to our community and want to learn our particular customs? Want a refresher on the choreography of the Torah service?  Join Rabbi Tamar for this workshop to learn all the details of how to perform these rituals. This is applicable for both our Temple Beth Shalom and Congregation Emanu-El services.  You honor the Torah and our community by coming up to the bimah, and we’d love to honor you!

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel ** 
Thursday evenings via Zoom     
March 9, 16, & 23 2023 
7-8:30 pm - Register here

We will study the writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the most influential Jewish  teachers of the 20th century.  Through his leadership as a social justice activist and his passionate writings which express a deeply held traditional spirituality, Rabbi Heschel continues have a great impact on Jewish life today.  Prepare to be inspired! 

**Member’s free; Non-member’s $54
Fee does not include book

Guest Speaker Series & Hot Topics



Sunday, April 23, 2023

What does the Climate Crisis mean for Peace

and Security in the Middle East


Gidon Bromberg - Eco Peace Middle East


In this presentation we will be introduced to this unique regional organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli   environmentalists to promote  sustainable development and advance peace efforts in the Middle East.




Sat, March 25 2023 3 Nisan 5783