Adult Education & Torah Study


At Temple Beth Torah, we are a community of lifelong learners.  In our Beit Midrash (house of study), we welcome learners of all ages who engage in our many, diverse, opportunities for joyful study. Might you have a subject to teach or an activity to facilitate, even if it is not typically “Jewish?”  Perhaps there is a class or program you would enjoy. Please contact

Torah Study

You are invited to join Rabbi Zöe and fellow learners in an engaging, in-depth study of Torah. This class is open to anyone. Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary. We will meet via multi-access (in-person and virtually) on Sunday mornings at 11:00am. Please contact Rabbi Zöe at to RSVP, or if you missed the Zoom link in our weekly email. No fees or previous Torah education are required. All you need is an open mind and a desire to learn and enjoy. All are welcome!

The Torah is part of a wider Jewish Bible called TaNaka (Torah, N'viim [Prophets], and K'tuvim [Writings]). This year, we are going to focus on some of the books of the N'viim and K'tuvim including: the Book of Ruth, Job, Song of Songs, and Isaiah.


Our monthly Yiddish class explores the language and culture of Ashkenazic Jews. It has some nostalgia, but includes modern insights from the 20th and 21st centuries. We have fun as we learn and discuss Yiddish songs, poems and stories. We study the Jewish experience not only in the Ashkenazic regions (northern and eastern Europe), but also the immigrant experiences of Jews in America and elsewhere. There is no prerequisite or need to know any Yiddish in advance. However, some students remember some Yiddish from their childhood. If so, we try to build on that knowledge, but we never move ahead until each student understands every word.


Israel Birthright Trips, ages 18-32

The Union for Reform Judaism no longer sponsors Birthright trips to Israel for young adults. However, click here to visit the Birthright Israel website that provides helpful information about trips and how to make the most out of a birthright experience.