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 education@bethtorah-fremont.org

Seeking God

Join us for this virtual three-part course taking place on Tuesdays 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26 at 7:30pm. The course is open for any adult to attend, and there is no fee. For Information how to participate, contact Rabbi Schulman at rabbi@bethtorah-fremont.org, or look for details in the weekly email. 

During worship services, we affirm our faith in God through time-honored prayers. Yet Judaism is a religion that encourages us to fearlessly challenge our inherited faith and to find our own meaning in the universe. Do you believe in God as Creator of the universe, rewarding good and punishing those who are wicked? Do you wonder whether God heals the sick?  Are there times you feel close to God and other times distant? On these three consecutive Tuesday nights we will engage virtually in exploring our faith.

Torah Study

You are invited to join Rabbi Schulman and fellow learners in an engaging, in-depth study of Torah. This class is open to anyone. Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary. We currently meet virtually on Sunday mornings from 11:00am to 12:10pm when Religious School is in session. Please contact Rabbi Schulman at rabbi@bethtorah-fremont.org to receive the ZOOM link and password to join Torah Study. No fee, registration, or previous Torah education are required. All you need is an open mind and a desire to learn and enjoy. All are welcome! 

Yiddish Classes (CURRENTLY ON HIATUS)

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. 

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