Lifelong Learning Is for You!

For more information email VP of Lifelong Learning Abby Siegel or Rabbi Lisa Sacks.

Regular Schedule

Mondays – Monday Morning Movement, 9:15 am,

Tuesdays – Hebrew Language Classes, 10:00 am – Advanced, 11:00 am – Beginner. In person.

Wednesdays – Film Club every other week starting October 6, 5 pm, only on zoom

Fridays – Women’s Torah Study, 10 am,

Saturdays – Parashat HaShavua, 8:45 am, in-person and at

Saturdays – 929 Study Group, around 1 pm,

Ongoing Programs and Groups Study Group: Bet Torah’s version of the international project to read a chapter of the Bible each day.

Film Club: Watch the film on your own and come together to discuss. Curated by Liz Schonfeld. Every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm beginning October 6. On Zoom.

Great Jewish Books Club: Always a lively discussion. For details and book selection, email Ed Feinberg. Third Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.

Hebrew Language Classes: Learning Hebrew the fun and easy way. Taught by Nili Ionascu. Tuesdays beginning October 5; Advanced: 10 am, Beginners: 11 am. in-person

Liturgy as Literature: A deep dive into one prayer each month. Facilitated by Rabbi Sacks. Fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 am beginning October 23. In-person and on Zoom:

Mitzvah Needles: Weekly meetings of knitting and crocheting to help those in need!

Monday Morning Movement: Join Robin Wald for a gentle Torah-infused movement practice. Mondays from 9:15-10:15 am beginning September 13. On Zoom.

Mussar: A 1,000-year-old Jewish spiritual practice focusing on the development of one’s character traits. Three ongoing groups meet monthly facilitated by Rabbi Sacks. New group forming after the next “Taste of Mussar” on Monday, October 18 at 8 pm or Thursday, October 21 at 10 am. Free. In-person and on Zoom.

Open Beit Midrash: The happening place to be! Study with a partner or on your own in our comprehensive library. With plentiful refreshments and learning support from our clergy. Third Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm beginning October 20. In-person.

Parashat HaShavua: Join fellow congregants in studying the weekly Torah portion. Saturdays from 8:45-9:30 am.

Sephardic Civilization – The Story Continues: JTS Professor Benjamin Gampel returns to Bet Torah with a fascinating journey through Sephardic culture. Eight Sundays 10:00 am-12:30 pm beginning October 3. Email Jerry Fensterstock. Class fee: $400.

Small Groups: Bet Torah’s ongoing initiative to build community and support learning in a small group environment. Our theme for 2021-22 is “God and Family in Our Lives.” New groups forming now. Contact Abby Siegel for more information.

Torah in the Trees: Join Rabbi Sacks for an easy hour-long walk and talk. Dogs welcome. First Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at Rockefeller State Park beginning October 7.

Women’s Torah Study: Study and explore the weekly parasha, from the woman’s perspective! Fridays at 10:00 am.

Zikaron Study Group: Created especially for those who have experienced a recent loss, we study a Mishnah in memory of those who have died. Facilitated by Rabbi Sacks. First Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm beginning October 5 in-person and on Zoom.

More information coming soon on Foundations in Jewish Thought and Soulful Parenting!

Programs Starting Winter and Spring 2022

Master Storytellers Rabbi Mark Novak and Renee Brachfeld


January 28-30, 2022.

Master storytellers Rabbi Mark Novak and Renee Brachfeld join us for the weekend for performances, workshops, and story-inspired prayer.

Matan: Our comprehensive 18-month Introduction to Judaism class taught by Rabbi Brusso, Rabbi Sacks and Cantor Ezring. Begins again in January 2023.

Paired Learning: Twelve weeks of study with a partner of your choice using the curricula of Project Zug. Kickoff: Wed, March 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm; Finale: Sat, June 4.

Tour de Siddur: A four-session overview of the structure and major liturgical units of the prayer service. Taught by Rabbi Sacks. Dates in January and February, 2022 TBD.