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Beth El encourages everyone to engage in lifelong Jewish learning.
Our classes are open to congregants as well as to friends of the community.


Adult Hebrew

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Adult Beginner Hebrew class meets on Sunday mornings from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, starting on September 10, 2023.
Texts: Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew and Prayer Book Hebrew the Easy Way, third edition. Both books are published by EKS Publishing and are available directly from the publisher or from Amazon.

Adult Intermediate Hebrew I and II class meet on Sundays from 10:00 am -11:00 am, starting September 10, 2023. 
Texts:  Prayer Book Hebrew the Easy Way, third edition and The First Hebrew Primer, third edition. Both books are published by EKS Publishing and are available directly from the publisher or from Amazon.

Classes are held any Sunday there is Religious School.
Members and non-members are welcome to participate.  Members do not need to log-in to the system to register, but if you do log in, you get two benefits: your contact information automatically fills in for you and you can charge this cost to your account or your on-file credit card.



Ongoing Programs

The Torah Discussion Group meets every Saturday morning at 9, except when High Holidays fall on Shabbat. We discuss the portion of the week, which can be found on the Beth El website calendar.  The Torah Discussion Group has met every Shabbat morning since January 12, 1985.  It was the brain child of Diane and John Rothberg, who had attended a study session at the Biennial the previous year and who convinced then-Rabbi Fink to create a similar group at Beth El. The original announcement stated that sessions would be informal and that the purpose was to deepen our understanding of Torah's meaning for our lives today, and we have been true to that promise.  Every Shabbat since then (except when a High Holiday falls on Shabbat) the Group has met to discuss the parsha of the week.  Some folks come regularly, some drop in when they can.  Many have been coming for several or even many years.  We have explored alternative translations (Everett Fox, Richard Elliott Friedman, Robert Alter) as well as various contemporary commentators.  Currently, we are returning to a close reading of the text, exploring places where things aren't as clear or simple as they look.  Lisa Sheldone maintains an email list and sends a weekly message reminding us of the parsha, with a summary and links to internet resources. Contact Gilah Goldsmith for more information. 

Beth El hosts Interfaith Bible Study sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Please contact Linda Tolkan if you would like to join the group or be added to the email list.


The BEHC Interfaith Programs

The clergy and lay leadership at Beth El work to ensure that all of our study programs address the needs and interests of the following communities:

  • Jews in an interfaith relationship
  • Non-Jewish partners of Beth El members
  • Children of interfaith families
  • Individuals considering or preparing for conversion


  • To welcome, support, and educate interfaith families and couples at Beth El
  • To provide opportunities to the Beth El Community to understand the needs, interests, and value of interfaith families and couples
  • To offer information, support, and friendship to those considering or preparing for conversion

Recommended Books

  • Choosing a Jewish Life by Anita Diamant
  • The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Book edited by Ronnie Friedland and Edmund Case
  • Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for the Christian in a Jewish Faith Relationship by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitsky
  • Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources by Rabbi Kerry Olitsky with Joan Peterson Littman

Many of these titles are available from Beth El's Outreach collection located in the library.


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