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 October

Prayer Leading Work Shop with Rabbi Dana 

Tuesdays on Zoom at 7 PM, October 19 – November 9, 2021

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Virtual Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 12-1 PM. 

Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

Parsha and Poker

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7 PM in the Beth Am Courtyard. 

5782 Offerings


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 9, 2021. Members, click here to sign-up!

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 at Temple Beth Am, beginning November 10, 2021

Counting the Omer with 7 Weeks of Community Learning

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

Parenting Jewishly

During our Gan Immersive periods at Temple Beth Am


Prayer Leading Workshop

Join Rabbi Dana during the month of Cheshvan to learn about leading prayer and hone your skills. Four Tuesdays from 7-8PM at Temple Beth Am, beginning October 19, 2021

Next session: October 19. Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 

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.


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), beginning October 20, 2021.

October 20 Topic: The Jewish Community as it Emerges from the Pandemic.

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

Our upcoming Adult Hebrew offerings are:

Hebrew Through Text on Zoom, Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM (Beginning October 3)

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Hebrew, in-person, Tuesdays, 6:15-7 :00 PM (Beginning October 5)

Beginning Hebrew, in person, Tuesdays 5:30-6:15 PM  (Beginning October 5)

Click here to enroll in an Adult Hebrew Class!