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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, and Midrash. Come join for an interactive and lively discussion! 
   Every Thursday, Noon-1:00 p.m.
   Free and Open to the Public

 

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. 

 


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 will consist of four evening events over the course of 5779. During each Lehrhaus evening, one of the many​ Memphian scholars who work on Jewish-related topics will offer some comments and lead a discussion. Lehrhaus events will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 at Beth Sholom and will be followed by a brief reception.

Song of the Soul
Explore ways to deepen your prayer experience through emotional and spiritual techniques. For those who find meaning in services and for those who do not. 
   Monthly at 6:30 pm

Shabbat Meditation
Explore the theme of the week's parshah in a guided meditation.  A great way to warm up for services and start your day - for novice and experienced meditators alike. 
   Monthly, Saturday at 8:45 am

Starbucks Shabbat
Join us as discuss the themes of the weekly parshah over coffee and snacks.
   1st Saturday of the month, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Exploring the Shabbat Siddur
Together we'll discuss the Shabbat morning prayer service, in order to deepen our understanding and find more meaning in traditional Jewish prayer. No Hebrew or other experience required! 
   2nd through 5th Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:00 am

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun, September 22 2019 22 Elul 5779