Adult Education

Beth Israel Center offers a dynamic, stimulating program of Adult Jewish Learning open to the community. Our daytime and evening classes are opportunities to deepen your knowledge and to explore the rich world of Jewish learning.  Whether your most recent Jewish learning experience was yesterday, last week, or last century, there's a class at Beth Israel Center for you. Our wide range of topics has included Hebrew reading, Talmud, Yoga and Jewish Political thought.  Class descriptions are below. Most classes are free and all are open to the public.  Please contact the office for dates, locations and other details.

Mind <3 Books

Alternating Thursday evenings, June 28 - August 23
Discuss God & The Big Bang by Daniel C. Matt. Each evening begins with minyan at 5:30, dinner together at 6:00, guided meditation at 7:00, and the facilitated book discussion at 7:30. Come to any or all parts of the program. Book discussions are led by Rabbi Forester, Jon Pollack, and some of BIC's preeminent scientists. This book discussion series is the first of several events in our Scientists in Synagogues program.

Kolot Kehilla

Select Sundays, 9:30-11:00am
Kolot Kehilla, the voices of our community, features experts within our community speaking on a wide variety of topics. It is offered 5-6 times per year. 


Mondays 7pm 
Join Yiddish enthusiast and talented teacher Sylvia Grunes.  Sylvia builds a love for the Yiddish language and culture through her long-running classes. All levels welcome and encouraged to attend.