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 April

Weekly Torah Study on Zoom

Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 9:15 AM on Zoom. 

Members, click here to access the Zoom link.

Virtual Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, April 20, at 12 PM on Zoom

Song Circle with Rabbi Dana

Friday, May 13, at 5:15 PM at Temple Beth Am

5782 Offerings


Senior Learning at Aljoya 

Quarterly from 1-2pm at Aljoya Thorton Place.

Judaism 201 led by Rabbi Jason

Students, click here to access course materials. This class has concluded. 

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. 

Click here to watch past conversations!


Song Circle with Rabbi Dana

Learn new songs with Rabbi Dana before Our Shabbat Table. The next Song Circle will take place on May 13, 2022, at 5:15 PM.

I and Thou Reading Group

Click here to download a free PDF of the book. This group has concluded.

Understanding Unconscious Bias

A 2-part series with an anti-bias expert and the Beth Am Clergy. This event has been postponed.


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 through Washington Coalition of Rabbis. This course has concluded.

Virtual Lunch and Learn

3rd Wednesday of the month from 12-1 PM on Zoom (October through May).

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

All classes are currently in session.