Adult Learning

5783 Adult Learning Offerings

During Temple Beth Am’s 5783 year of Creating Home Together, we will offer three opportunities for Adult Learning to explore this concept more in-depth. Together, we will engage through the heart – looking at our personal experiences of creating and enriching our Jewish home; mind – studying texts around the concept of home and our role within the community; and soul – connecting more deeply with our Reform Jewish home and movement.

All Adult Education courses will be on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 PM via Zoom.

Our Reform Jewish Home 

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, & 5/30 on Zoom from 7-8:30 PM.

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Temple Beth Am is a congregation in the Reform Jewish movement, but what does that mean? Through this course, each week we will look at how the Reform Movement has become more of an open and inclusive home. We will study Reform history, and youth social justice leadership, celebrate 50 years of women in the rabbinate and explore Reform in modern Israel. Together, we will consider what a Reform Jewish home looks like in the 21st century and beyond, and how it directly impacts our own communal Jewish home. This course will be taught by all 3 rabbis, including numerous special guest educators. You are encouraged to join us all four sessions but can drop by for each one as you wish.

May 2
We will begin our series by studying the history of the Reform Movement, focusing on its legacy and commitment to innovation and embracing modernity. 

May 9
Our second session will look at how social justice has a home in the Reform Movement, focusing on the impact and importance of our youth and the next generation of leaders. 

May 16
Rabbi Ruth will welcome Rabbi Sarah Reines for a conversation about 50 years of women in the rabbinate. 

May 30
For our final session, Rabbi Jason will welcome the Israeli educator Paul Liptz, as we discuss Reform Judaism and Israel.

Additional Adult Learning Opportunities at Temple Beth Am:

Adult Hebrew

Led by Debbie Massarano at Temple Beth Am. 

Weekly Torah Study with the Clergy

Every Saturday from 9:15-10:15 AM on Zoom.

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Introduction to Judaism

A wonderful course taught in the fall through Washington Coalition of Rabbis.

Senior Learning at Aljoya and Ida Culver 

Quarterly at Aljoya Thorton Place and Ida Culver.

Our Adult Learning community is focused on seeking meaning, creating connection, and relationship building for all. We aim to offer a range of opportunities to gather, share, discuss, debate, and learn from each other.

In parallel with SEED, our Early Childhood School, and The Gan, our Youth Learning Program, our intended outcomes are:

  • Creating meaningful connections to the Jewish people, our congregation, and each other
  • Empowering each of us to articulate our relationship to Judaism through the soul, heart, and mind
  • Building the confidence and competence to live Jewishly