Congregation Beth Israel is proud to offer dynamic Jewish educational experience’s that inspire life-long learning. We are dedicated to giving everyone the core values, knowledge and tools to continue on a path of life-long Jewish learning. Everyone is welcome, no previous knowledge is necessary. Donations to the Adult Education Fund are appreciated.
Courses & Lectures
Year-Round, Every Shabbat Morning
9 AM – Bendalin Conference Room, CBI
Instructors: Rabbi Kahn & Guest Clergy – No Cost
Join us for Torah study every Shabbat from 9am to 9:45am in the Bendalin Conference room. It is open to everyone regardless of Jewish literacy or Hebrew knowledge. Enhance your comfort level with Judaism. There is no preparation required. The class is led by the rabbis, with a healthy dose of humor and thoughtful discussion of text. As the Torah is timeless, its relevance to modern life is a part of our weekly study. According to the Talmud “The study of Torah [is greater than the sum of doing all Mitzvot] because it leads to them all”. Bagels, shmear, coffee and juice are provided.
Scholar in Residence Weekend
January 19-20, 2018
A Weekend of Learning with Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Hebrew for Beginners
Sundays, Dates TBD
10:15-11:45 AM I Bendalin Conference Room, CBI
Instructor: Jason Bronowitz, Reynolds Family Rabbinic Intern
Cost: $180 (CBI Members Only Please); Registration coming soon
It’s time to learn Hebrew! We know you’ve been putting this off for years and we have the answer to all your hopes of learning the Hebrew language in a safe and nurturing environment. Jason Bronowitz, will guide you toward learning the Hebrew letters and vowels so you can become comfortable following along at services and begin to read the Hebrew language. This class is specifically designed for beginners with no Hebrew experience or those who wish to start over again and “brush up” on their Hebrew skills. It is also a prerequisite for students who wish to enroll in our Adult B’nei Mitzvah course (see Adult B’nei Mitzvah).
Adult B’nei Mitzvah
Instructors: Rabbi Stephen Kahn & Jason Bronowitz, Reynolds Family Rabbinic Intern
Cost: $400 (CBI Members Only Please/Scholarships Available); Registration coming soon
Have you ever thought of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as an adult? Join other members of CBI in an intimate setting toward becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah on Shabbat morning, Rabbi Kahn and Jason Bronowitz will work closely with all participants to lead the Shabbat morning service, chant both Torah and Haftarah portions and compose a “B’nei Mitzvah Speech” for this extraordinarily meaningful service. Prerequisite Hebrew letter/word recognition necessary to enroll in this course (see Hebrew for Beginners).