We have a phenomenal schedule of classes, seminars, workshops and lectures for adults. Sisterhood and TBS' Department of Lifelong Learning join together to bring you wonderful learning opportunities. Be a part of this enriching experience. View the class list.
The Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture Series is an ongoing study program for congregations and organizations comprising lectures on DVD, as well as study with our clergy. The course, "Leadership and Crisis: Jewish Resources and Responses" brings the Hartman Institute’s world-renowned faculty into our community. This program enhances our knowledge and engagement, and expands our ability to respond to key questions facing the Jewish people and contemporary society. The class will meet on Sunday mornings.
Since the fall of 2002, TBS members have engaged in serious Torah study with members of the Jewish Theological Seminary faculty. Meeting twice a month, this university level course allows students to develop close and personal relationships with some of the leading scholars of the Conservative Movement. This year we will be learning with Amy Kalmanofsky, Benjamin Sommer and Rabbi David Hoffman. Classes take place on Thursday evenings beginning October 7 at 7:45 PM. For more information, please contact Gwynne Wicks at the JTS Long Island office at 496.9525.
Morei Derech Beth Sholom
In 2008-2009 TBS piloted a new innovation which is having tremendous ramifications for the development of leaders and learners at Temple Beth Sholom. The Morei Derech Beth Sholom project has created a cadre of "Jewish Life Coaches" who will mentor a cohort of families (Dorshei Derech) on their paths of Jewish learning and experience. Creating connections, sharing experiences, and learning together, these Morei Derech, or guides, will help families to navigate their Jewish journeys and their courses of Jewish learning. For more information on this project, please contact Gila Hadani Ward, Director of Lifelong Learning. See more info
Herbert Tarr Institute for Adult Jewish Education
The Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education offers a diverse spectrum of courses designed to broaden your knowledge and understanding of our rich heritage. The first hour will be devoted to the course you select; the second hour will feature a different guest lecturer each week who will speak on contemporary Jewish issues. Join us for adult classes and other wonderful lectures. To learn more either download the brochure with all the details or visit our website!
The Omer are the days we count from the second night of Passover leading up to Shavuot. Traditionally considered a time of mourning, we use this time for introspection and study. Join us for a 6 week mini-course, held both at TBS and virtually through video conferencing. The class will culminate at the Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, right before our study sessions prior to Shavuot.
Shabbat Afternoon Class
Each Shabbat afternoon, following Kiddush luncheon, join Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg for an in-depth adult education study session. Previous year's subjects have included the weekly parasha and commentators, the Book of Proverbs, and Massechet Brachot - The Tractate of Blessings - from the Babylonian Talmud.
Sisterhood Adult Education Classes
We are fortunate that the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Sholom sponsors many of our Adult Learning offerings. These classes, Brunch and Learns, and Rabbinic Lectures are wonderful learning opportunities for all members of our congregation, not just Sisterhood members. Sisterhood learning offerings this year include:
• Conversational Hebrew Classes (From Beginner - Advanced)
• Aleph Bet Hebrew Reading
• Prayers and Blessings
• Herbert Tarr North Shore Adult Institute for Jewish Studies
• Monthly Brunch and Learn Program
• Walking with the Mitzvot
• Parsha Study for Adults
Coming in Fall 2012! Adult B'nai Mitzvah
This wonderful program involves twice monthly classes including synagogue skills, life cycle events and exploring Jewish life. The class forms a wonderful learning community. The class culminates in a Bnai Mitzvah Ceremony at the end of the second year. Men and women are both invited! A new cohort will form in the Fall of 2012.
Individuals age 55 and older are the largest growing group in North America. Currently numbering more than 20 percent of the average Conservative Congregation's membership, studies show that fully 25 percent of all American Jews will be members of this age group within the next decade. HAZAK, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's Organization for Mature Jews, exists to meet the social and religious needs of this group. HAZAK offers membership in an organization that provides camaraderie and social interaction, intellectual stimulation, religious guidance and fun!