Adult Education

CBIU - Congregation Beth Israel University - Course Catalog   

Special Presentations by Dr. Joyce Antler, March 9 and March 10, 2018

Dr. Antler is the Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture, and Professor Emerita of 
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.  She will give three presentations: 
     Friday night, March 9, during Kabbalat Shabbat services, starting at 7:30 PM
     Saturday morning, March 10, 10:30 to noon (There will be bagels and coffee.)
     Saturday night, March 10, as part of the Carmel Jewish Film Festival, when she will lead a discussion on that night’s 
          movie, "The Women's Balcony," including weaving in topics from her new book.

Among her books:
     "You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother"
     "The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America" 
Her latest book, forthcoming this spring, is "Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement."


Shabbat Morning Study

On the first Shabbat of each month (January, February, ... , December) CBI will hold a traditional Shabbat service, starting at 9:00 AM and ending at about 10:30 a.m. with Shabbat Study following at 10:45 a.m.

On every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Shabbat will be a study session with the Rabbi to discuss the week's Torah portion, starting at 10:30 AM and ending at about noon.  The Rabbi welcomes input from all those attending.


Lunch with the Rabbi

Once a month, the rabbi welcomes congregants to join him at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch and discussion. The group has been meeting at Cafe Stravaganza. Topics include "Israel Today," "Jewish Teachings on War," "Jewish forms of Prejudice."

Time: Thursdays at 12 PM

Cost: $18.00 (meal charge)


Scholar-in-Residence Weekends

Visiting scholars will be scheduled (approximately 2-3 times a year) to join us and to share their expertise with us. The exact schedule will vary, perhaps including Friday Shabbat dinner with a presentation, perhaps a Saturday morning presentation, perhaps a discussion with the Saturday Shabbat service, perhaps Saturday evenings with Havdalah and a dessert buffet. Sometimes the scholar will offer a fourth presentation on Sunday mornings as well. These events are open to everyone, but there may be a small fee for non-CBI members for Sabbath dinner.  

 Jewish Book Group

The Jewish Book Group meets once a month to discuss books selected by the members. E-mail notices about book selections are sent to group members, who are responsible for obtaining their own copies.

Time: Second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM.

Location: Meetings are held in the homes of group members.

Participants are encouraged top sign up at the Temple office.


Best Years

Are you a CBI senior? The Best Years program offers dynamic speakers, delicious lunches, trips to exciting and educational events...what could be better? Suggestions about future speakers, trips, programs and movies are welcome. Also let us know if you need a free ride to these events.

Time: Once each month. Visit our calendar page for more information.

Visit our calendar page on the website or the Shofar for current offerings!

Adult Education Offerings   

Adult Education at Congregation Beth Israel has three components: Hebrew, Torah Study and Judaic Studies.

Prayer Book Hebrew

Introductory Hebrew– the alphabet and beginning recognition of Hebrew words found in the prayer book (Sunday morning – Rosemary Lande)

Intermediate Hebrew– Translation and study of Torah portions with emphasis on vocabulary and grammar (Tuesday evenings -Sam Levinger and Rosemary Lande)

Saturday morning Torah study

Rabbi Greenbaum will lead a discussion of the week's Torah portion.  Please check the calendar.  Coffee and light snacks will be available.

Judaic Study

History and development of the Jewish liturgy This program is designed for parents of children in the Sunday religious school, but all are invited.

To discover more about these and future adult education programs, please review our calendar and events pages.