Adult Jewish Learning at CBE
Winner of the 2007 Union of Reform Judaism Congregation of Learners Award, Congregation Beth Elohim offers a wide array of courses, lectures and study groups conducted at all levels, taught by our rabbis, members and rabbinic students. Together we learn everything from theology to Midrash to Jewish popular culture, alongside modern Jewish literature and Torah.
Weekly Shabbat Study
Important Jewish Texts with Rabbi Andy Bachman
Chevre Torah Study with Rabbi David Kline
Yachad Beit Midrash with Rabbi Marc Katz
Through ancient texts and modern media, participants learn to navigate Jewish tradition, holidays, history and life-cycle events while gaining tools for conducting Jewish ritual at home.
Mysticism isn’t just something that Madonna does. It has a rich history. This course will trace and evaluate the development of Jewish Mysticism from its earliest roots, through the flowing of the movement called "Kabbalah" in medieval Spain and the Land of Israel, down to various expressions of mystical thought in the pietistic movement known as Hasidism.
Interested in learning to chant Torah this year? Over five sessions students will learn to chant and will prepare together short Torah portions (3-4 verses) to be read later this year. This course requires familiarity with the vowels and letters of the Hebrew Alep-Bet.
Want to learn to read Hebrew? Tired of reading the transliteration of the prayer book? Come to our fall full-day Hebrew reading workshop. Come study with Rabbi Marc Katz a and leave having learned the Hebrew aleph-bet through our interactive program.
Mussar is a traditional, Jewish approach to spiritual insight and practical self-Improvement. It aims to bridge the gap between intellect and emotions, and establish new bases for personal actions and interpersonal relations.
CBE Book Group
Join us each month as a group of engaged congregants discuss important issues and themes through modern literature.
For more information about all these classes email Rabbi Marc Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org)