Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER

Lifelong learning is at the core of Beth Emet values. Beth Emet is a diverse community of individuals with different viewpoints, backgrounds, and a broad range of Jewish learning experiences. The Beth Emet Adult Education Program offers exciting possibilities for meeting new people, exchanging ideas, and embracing Jewish history, ritual, and culture. Our classes are taught by experienced teachers and lay leaders from Beth Emet and the larger Jewish community. Offerings range from one-time events to yearlong classes.

The Fall | Winter 5781 term features a wide range of classes and special programs. All classes this term will be taught remotely, through Zoom. Links will be provided to those registered. Classes are listed and described chronologically. Everyone is welcome to listen, learn, contribute, and share new insights with other members of the Beth Emet community.

Helene Rosenberg, Adult Education Committee Chair
Barbara Berngard, Reva Denlow, Nancy Fink, Douglas Hoffman, Barbara Linn, Jesse Rosenberg, and Barbara Schoenfield, Committee Members

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is required for each offering, including classes without fees. Zoom links will be sent to those registered.

Members may register online HERE.
Non-members and members may also register by printing THIS FORM or by clicking the image below.

Beth Emet Adult Education is supported in part by a generous grant from the David D. Polk and Marian Polk Fried Adult Jewish Studies Fund of the Beth Emet Foundation.

A grant from the David D. Polk and Marian Polk Fried Fund allows us to offer Beth Emet members all of the Friday morning 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. classes during the Fall | Winter 5781 term as a package for the reduced fee of $100.

Past events are listed, and in some cases their recordings, can be found below. Please Scroll down. 

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Hebrew is the language of the Torah and the prayer book, and the universal language of the Jewish people. For many, Hebrew is a gateway to Jewish community and study, empowering us spiritually, intellectually and socially, and connecting us with people in Israel, around the world, and fellow learners here at Beth Emet. Now is a good time to learn to read Hebrew or improve the Hebrew skills you already have. Hebrew classes meet weekly during the school year in a supportive and stimulating environment. (Scholarships are available.)

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Past Events

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  • Rabbi Andrea C. London

    Rabbi Andrea London is a nationally recognized Jewish leader who has served at Beth Emet since 2000 and was named the congregation’s Senior Rabbi in July 2010. Rabbi London is deeply engaged in all aspects of congregational...

  • Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler

    Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler, D.D. became a rabbi because of her love of Judaism and desire to teach others, share in their spiritual journey and make the world a better place than we found it.

    She joined Beth Emet in the Fall...

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  • Rabbi Peter S. Knobel z"l

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  • Bekki Harris Kaplan

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  • Maia Volk

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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