Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Beth Am believes in and supports lifelong learning

Free, independent inquiry is a hallmark of Beth Am – from our founding in 1974 to today.  We offer a robust range of learning opportunities for adults. Discover new ways to grow with us, whether through studying Hebrew, attending a panel discussion or a lecture, our monthly Lunch and Learn programs or in an ongoing study group tackling the ethics of Jewish personhood – there is something for everyone!

The pandemic made us pivot, but we were still able to assemble, and we continue to offer hybrid and online learning in addition to in-person classes. We continue to strive to create the right environment that meets your needs and also feels like an extension of the community of the kiddush room.

Torah Study

Every Saturday morning, we gather in person and virtually, to study the week’s Torah portion in an informal session. From 8:30 am-9:15 am, we read (in English), discuss, debate, and learn together in a warm and welcoming environment. All you need is an open mind and a desire to understand Torah in light of our modern lives!

Evening Lectures and Scholar-in-Residence programs

These popular programs focus on an in-depth analysis of issues of Jewish interest. Evening programs are offered throughout the year with guest lecturers. Check the Beth Am calendar for more details.

Trope Classes

Would you like to read from the Torah or prepare Haftarah during a special celebration or milestone? Haftarah and Torah trope classes introduce the melodies used in chanting Haftarah and Torah readings. Classes are scheduled based upon demand. Contact Rabbi Tyler Dratch for more information.

We’d love to have you on Beth Am’s adult education committee! Contact Melissa Gerr for more information.