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Life long Jewish Learning ...for Adults

There is so much to Judaismspirituality, philosophy,history, theology, liturgy, literature—that it would take dozens of lifetimes to learn it all. Adult learning at Beth Sholom comes in lots of different formats and topics to help you pursue Jewish passions and interests.

Below please find our current offerings. If you have an interest in another topic, let us know!  We’re always interested in creating opportunities for learning together. 

Lunch & Learn
Lunch and Learn is a mid-day learning session with Rabbi Sarit Horwitz. The group has studied Mishna together, various books of the Bible, Midrash, and more. Come join for an interactive and lively discussion! 
   Every Thursday, Noon-1:00 p.m.
   Free and Open to the Public

   *Temporarily on Zoom*

Renewal: Women's Rosh ​​​​​Chodesh Group
Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of a new month, has traditionally been considered a women's holiday in the Jewish tradition. We've created a space for women 16+ to learn together, discuss, and share their intention for the month ahead. Led by Rabbi Sarit, we hope you'll be a part of an exciting space for women to study together and explore the themes of the upcoming month. 
   *Temporarily on hold*


Lehrhaus at Beth Sholom
The Adult Education Committee is pleased to invite congregants and the broader Jewish community of Memphis to the new "Lehrhaus at Beth Sholom" lecture/discussion series. Lehrhaus at Beth Sholom takes its inspiration from The Free Jewish House of Learning, the school for Jewish studies and adult education founded by Franz Rosenzweig in Frankfurt in 1920. Our series consists of 4-5 evening events over the course of a programming year. During each Lehrhaus evening, one of the many​ Memphian scholars who work on Jewish-related topics offers some comments and leads a discussion. Lehrhaus events are usually held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 at Beth Sholom and are followed by a brief reception.

Mystical Readings on the Parshah
Join us in studying a spiritual Hasidic interpretation of the weekly parshah.
   Saturdays, noon-ish, in the library.

Other Adult Education
We offer a variety of adult education courses across the year.  Topics include Hebrew, Torah Study, Kabbalah, Hasidic texts, Prayer, & more.  Contact us or check out our calendar to see what is coming up.

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782