Adult Learning

It is through powerful learning experiences that we can deepen our relationships to Judaism and our community. 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

Each year, we will reassess our mission focus and create new offerings that help serve our community and the relationships within it.

This year, we have an exciting lineup of both in-person and virtual Adult Learning offerings that are sure to speak to your Heart, Soul and Mind. In addition to the items below, 5782 offerings will include a service leadership workshop, Yiddish classes, a Scholar in Residence program and potential topical interest learning opportunities.

Upcoming in December

Virtual Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, December 15 from 12:00-1:00 PM on Zoom.

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Big Conversations For Our Time

“Jews of Color and Racism within the Jewish Community” with guest speaker, Evan Traylor, rabbinical student and  Jewish community builder, educator, activist, and writer. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7 PM on Zoom.

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Judaism 201 with Rabbi Jason

Tuesdays on Zoom at 7 PM, beginning November 30, 2021

Members, click here to sign-up!

5782 Offerings

Heart

Senior Learning at Aljoya 

Quarterly from 1-2pm at Aljoya Thorton Place.

Judaism 201 led by Rabbi Jason

Tuesdays from 7-8 PM on Zoom, beginning November 30, 2021.

Big Conversations for Our Time

Join our clergy and community as we wrestle with the most pressing and complex issues of today. Disagreement and debate are generative when engaged with open souls, hearts, and minds. 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 PM on Zoom, next conversation, December 8, 2021.

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Counting the Omer with 7 Weeks of Community Learning

Wednesdays from 7-8 PM at Temple Beth Am, beginning April 20, 2022

Soul

Song Circle with Rabbi Dana

Learn new songs with Rabbi Dana before Our Shabbat Table.

I and Thou Reading Group

Read and discuss I and Thou by Martin Buber with Rabbi Ruth. Four Tuesdays from 7-8PM at Temple Beth Am, beginning January 4, 2021

Understanding Unconscious Bias

A 2-part series with an anti-bias expert and the Beth Am Clergy. We are still in the planning stages of this series, more details to come soon.

Mind

Weekly Torah Study with the Clergy

Every Saturday from 9:15-10:15 AM at Temple Beth Am.

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Introduction to Judaism

A wonderful course taught through Washington Coalition of Rabbis. This course is currently in session. 

Virtual Lunch and Learn

3rd Wednesday of the month from 12-1 PM on Zoom (October through May), next Lunch and Learn will take place on Wednesday, December  15, 2021.

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Adult Hebrew

Led by Debbie Massarano at Temple Beth Am. For more information reach out to Debbie at bethamdebbie@gmail.com.

All classes are currently in session.