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Adult Education

Temple Beth Emeth believes in lifelong learning and has a wide variety of engaging adultPart of one of the stain glass windows at TBE education programming. Programs are led by clergy members, staff and lay leaders, and range from formal study sessions, informal discussions, preparing for the holidays and more. If you're looking for a book club, to learn more about the Talmud, to delve into Jewish prayer, or you're interested in a retreat to connect with your fellow congregants, we have a program to meet your needs. And don't forget to check out our Affinity Groups for social programming and volunteer opportunities!

Weekday Morning Blessings 

Monday – Friday at 9:15 a.m.
Join Rabbi Whinston (Cantor Emerita Annie Rose from December 22, 2022 - March 17, 2023) each morning via Zoom for a short service of song, poetry, and meditation. In person (Fridays Only) in the TBE Chapel.

Afternoon Blessings 

Monday – Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
Join Cantor Hayut each afternoon via Zoom for an intimate short service.

Women’s Torah Study

Every Monday | 7:30 pm
Online Here.

Join Cantor Hayut in an in-depth study and lively discussion of the week’s Torah portion. This year, the group will focus on exploring passages that have informed rituals of modern Jewish life. For questions, contact Cantor Hayut. 

Talmud Tuesdays with Rabbi Alter 

Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Online Here and in the Adult Lounge
Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Online Here

Both meetings discuss the same material. Join Rabbi Alter to discover the Talmud, the formative collection of stories and discussions that defined the post-Temple Judaism that continues today! Together, explore the foundations of our contemporary Jewish ethics, beliefs, and practices, as well as some tremendous tales about our ancient rabbis!

Join anytime!
All materials are provided*. (*It is recommended that you read If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan, but it’s not required or expected.)

Spirituality Book Club 

Select Dates each month: Tuesdays | 7:30 pm & Thursdays | Noon 
Join us for TBE’s Spirituality Book Club. Please come to our Tuesday night sessions OR our Thursday afternoon sessions. Registration is not required, but is helpful for our planning. Email Cantor Annie with more questions.

Cantor's (Jewish) Book Club with Cantor Hayut

Thursdays at 11:00 a.m., Online Here
Join Cantor Hayut to read and discuss books of Jewish interest a few chapters at a time. Contact Cantor Hayut for more information and the schedule of books.

Jewish Prayer: Finding Your Way Into The History, Meaning, And Spirituality

Not Currently Offered

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Both meetings discuss the same material.
Join Rabbi Whinston for an ongoing exploration of the individual prayers that constitute the majority of our worship, from Shabbat to High Holy Days. We will look at the rabbinic and biblical source material for the prayers, delve into the deeper meaning, and find the spiritual center of each prayer. Participating in this class will lead to a broader knowledge of the prayers and enable the worshiper to have a more fulfilling prayer experience. If you’ve ever wanted to know what we are doing during worship and why we are doing it, this class is for you.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Whinston

Fridays at Noon
In the Adult Lounge.
(With Cantor Hayut from December 22, 2022 - March 17, 2023)

Bring your lunch and learn with Rabbi Whinston during this informal and social gathering. We explore different ideas throughout the year with participants guiding our subjects.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturdays at 8:50 a.m.
Online Here and in the Adult Lounge
Join us for this weekly discussion of the Torah portion led by Rabbi Whinston.

(Led by various clergy and layleaders from December 22, 2022 - March 17, 2023)

Mon, March 20 2023 27 Adar 5783