Lifelong Learning Is for You!

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

Upcoming Events

Mondays – Monday Morning Movement, 9:15 am, bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/93075611640.

Fridays – Women’s Torah Study, 10 am, zoom.us/j/767261001

Saturdays – Parashat HaShavua, 8:45 am, in-person and at zoom.us/j/207920925

Saturdays – 929 Study Group, around 1 pm, https://bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/82060607357

An Evening (via Zoom) with Ron Leshem, Best-selling Israeli author and creator of HBO’s Valley of Tears

Tuesday, October 26, 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
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This program will be available on Zoom. Link will be provided upon registration.

Sponsored by Cultural Arts and Israeli Affairs.

Ongoing Programs and Groups

929.org 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.

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 Tuesday, October 19 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. 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

Scholars-in-Residence

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.