For information on any of these programs, please contact

Anne Berman-Waldorf, Director of Lifelong Education; 609-799-9401 or educator@bethchaim.org

Adult Education

Please check our calendar for Zoom links.

Ongoing Programs

Torah Study

Saturday Mornings at 8:45am

Engage in a lively discussion of the weekly portion.

No knowledge of Hebrew necessary.

New members are always welcome.

Heart, Mind and Soul: 
History & Wisdom of the Jewish Holidays

Sunday mornings  at  9:30am

(when Religious School is in session)

Join Rabbi Adena Blum, Cantor Stuart Binder and Anne Berman-Waldorf, RJE, as together, we examine what it means to live in “Jewish time.” Using ancient, rabbinic and modern texts, this class will examine the transformative power of the Jewish holidays, exploring why the rituals of the past still have meaning and importance in today’s world.

Pirkei Avot - 

The Wisdom of our Ancestors

Thursdays at 12:30pm

January 28, February 25, March 25, 

April 22 and May 13

Pirke Avot, literally Chapters of Our Ancestors, is a section of the Mishna, one of the most fundamental works of the Jewish Oral Law.

Join Rabbi Adena Blum, Cantor Stuart Binder and Anne-Berman-Waldorf, RJE, for our year-long study of this text, bringing to life the words of the Sages in their original form, revealing their timelessness and relevancy.
 

Special Programming

Why the Debate over Regulating Social Media Matters to American Jewry:

Retrospect & Prospect

January 25 | 7:30-8:30pm

A moderated discussion featuring Newton Minow, former FCC Head and Martha Minow, Professor, Harvard Law School

The current challenges of internet/social media discourse—e.g., hate speech, disorganized content moderation, and the peddling of conspiracy theories—have prompted some to call for government intervention.

•  Should the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) impose a form of the “Fairness Doctrine” on internet discourse?

•  Would regulation of this sort benefit American Jewry and other minorities, or would federal regulation produce the opposite result by bridling our Constitutional right to free speech?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Presented by the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

An Overview: Israel and the Palestinians 

Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Join Oren Barak for an historical overview – how the story began, where it is now and his perspective on the hope for a future of peace.

Sponsored by the Israel Affairs Task Force.

Life in Biblical Israel: 1250 bce – 586 bce

Thursdays at 7:30pm

January 28 - Egypt and Wandering in the Desert
 

February 4 - The Period of the Judges
 

February 11 - The Period of the Kings

Join Rabbi Eric Wisnia for this three-part series on Ancient Israel.

The Jews – and Secrets - Behind Superman and Batman

Sunday, January 31 at 10:00am

Adults and young adults alike are invited to a morning with author Marc Tyler Nobleman as he reveals secrets he uncovered and mysteries he solved while researching his books on the creators of two of the world's most iconic characters. A discovery he made led to an unprecedented cultural change that inspired the critically-acclaimed feature documentary Batman & Bill. It stars Jewish creative pioneers, aligns with Jewish values (from defending the underdog to honoring legacy), and features twists both uplifting and heartbreaking.

Free and open to the community.

Israel from the Perspective of a Palestinian

Tuesday, February 16, 7pm

Join us for a conversation with Kareen Dally as he shares his story about being an Arab living in Israel.

Sponsored by the Israel Affairs Task Force.

Living Healthy in a COVID World

Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm

Join author, physician and congregant, Dr. Aly Cohen for an evening focusing on the tools you need to stay healthy during these challenging times. Dr. Cohen will share information on mental health, diet, nutrition, nature and chemical exposure reduction designed to maintain the health of your body, mind and soul.

Sponsored by the Nefesh Committee

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