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

Torah Study
Year-Round, Every Shabbat Morning
9 AM – Bendalin Conference Room, CBI
Instructors: CBI 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”.

Hebrew for Beginners

January 6, 13, 27,  February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 24, 31, April 7,14, 28, May 5
10:15-11:45 AM  I  Bendalin Conference Room
CBI Instructor:  Jason Bronowitz, Reynolds Family Rabbinic Intern
Cost: $250 (CBI Members Only Please); Registration coming soon

Learn Hebrew in a supportive and engaging environment. 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).

Scholar in Residence Weekend TBD


Introduction to Judaism
Explore a modern take on Jewish life. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality.
Download Syllabus  Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4, 11, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5
Tuesdays, 7-9pm  I Bendalin Conference Room at CBI
CBI Instructor: Rabbi Sara Mason-Barkin
URJ to Register