Adult Learning 5782


Jewish LIFE: Learning Is for Everyone
Adult Learning at Temple Beth-El • 2021-2022/5782


Continuing into “The First Hebrew Reader,” we will read and translate biblical passages while building grammar and vocabulary and deepening understanding of classical syntax and style. By the end of the year, you will be able to read and understand excerpts from the Tanach (Hebrew Bible) in the original. This year, we will add a Modern Hebrew component.
Instructor: Sarah Gluck
Textbook: Excerpts from “The First Hebrew Reader” (EKS Publishing) and other materials provided by the instructor
Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. (format: Zoom) • November 7, 14; December 5, 12, 19; January 16, 30; February TBD; March 6, 20, 27; April 24; May TBD
Join Sarah Gluck for hands-on learning about the themes, rituals, customs, and foods of our holidays. Bring a favorite ritual object for each holiday and share your family’s special traditions and stories.
Chanukah: Sunday, November 21, 9:30-10:45 a.m. (format: in person at TBE, Room 201)
Remaining sessions cancelled.
Join us for a four-part series focusing on issues of interest and concern to both North American and Israeli Reform Jews, presented by prominent members of the Reform Movement in Israel.
Each Sunday session will have a companion follow-up session with Rabbi Gluck on Tuesday for Q&A and further discussion. Mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for more information to follow.
December 12 at 1:00 p.m.  MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv & December 14 at 7:00 p.m. with Rabbi Gluck (more)
December 19 at 1:00 p.m. Anat Hoffman & December 21 at 7:00 p.m. (more)
(Sunday format: our speakers will be presenting from Israel via Zoom; TBE participation will be multi-access, Covid permitting. Tuesday format: TBD)
This class will teach the alef-bet and vowels and get you on your way to reading Hebrew quickly and comfortably. Fun learning how to read is 100% guaranteed!
Instructor: Sarah Gluck
Textbook: “Shalom Hebrew!” (Behrman House)
Tuesday, 7:00-8:15 p.m. (format: TBD) • January 4, 11, 18; February 8, 15; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Additional sessions: Sunday, March 27 at 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 p.m. April 12, 19, 26
Mussar InstituteA TASTE OF MUSSAR
An Introduction to the Study and Practice of Jewish Spiritual Ethics
Mussar is a centuries-old corpus of Jewish teaching and spiritual practice. It is gentle, inspiring, and eminently practical in imbuing day-to-day living with greater self-awareness, deeper meaning, and enhanced relationships with others. In a welcoming, non-judgmental space, this course will introduce you to the powerful and transformative effect of Mussar on the mind, body, heart, and soul.
Facilitator: Sarah Gluck
Tuesday, 7:00-8:15 p.m. (format: Zoom) • October 19, 26; November 2, 9
Please order your own print or digital copy of “Everyday Holiness” by Alan Morinis (published by Penguin Random House and available in paperback and ebook formats from PRH and other vendors). Additional materials will be provided.
Contact Sarah for more information and to register.
Advance registration is required. Zoom link will be mailed when you register.
Please note that our fall Taste of Mussar is now closed. If you are interested in A Taste of Mussar in Spring 2022, contact Sarah Gluck.
Saturday, December 11, 8:00 p.m. • “Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria” (discussion on Zoom) (more)
Saturday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. • “Nina’s Tragedies” (co-sponsored with Sisterhood)
Saturday, May 1, 4:00 p.m. • “Accountant of Auschwitz”
For more information, contact Bob Krovetz.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room
October 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23
For more information, contact Simona Rivkin.