Learn With Us
Beth El encourages everyone in our community to engage in lifelong Jewish learning. Our goal is to cultivate Jewish consciousness through increased knowledge and awareness that will lead to action. To that end we emphasize:

  • Creating a welcoming and challenging place for learning and doing.
  • Creating a learning community in which each member is both a teacher and a learner
  • Fostering a passionate connection and commitment to Beth El and the world l’dor vador — from generation to generation.

Through the collaboration of many individuals, committees and the generosity of the contributors to the Carob Tree Initiative and the Beth El Fund we offer a rich program of learning opportunities that includes:

  • A Sunday morning Beit Midrash (House of Study), which creates a community of learners and makes Sunday at Beth El a day of exploration, sharing and growing for all who enter its doors
  • A wide range of adult learning courses and programs taught by local scholars, members of the professional staff, and fellow congregants, including scholars-in-residence and guest speakers
  • A Family Education program that offers families with students from early childhood through sixth grade a multitude of opportunities to learn together
  • Adult Jewish Literacy—a two-year course of study that includes formal classes, Shabbat seminars and Hebrew reading tutoring, to provide our members with tools for learning and living a Jewish Life.
  • Four weekly Shabbat morning Torah study groups – all levels

Each Fall, we publish a booklet listing classes and learning opportunities for the year. This booklet will be posted on the website.  Be sure to check out the wide range of offerings.

May we each individually and as a community be strengthened through our learning experiences in the upcoming year.

When my nephew was 4 years old he came to visit and sat in services with me. After about an hour he whispered, "Aunt Susan, I can feel G-d here." I smiled, "Me too, Daniel, that's why I come here."
— Susan T