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Adult Education Classes

Engage in the intellectual adventure of Jewish wisdom and learning. Our adult education classes challenge you to increase your Jewish literacy and discover the relevance and meaning of Jewish tradition in your life. The Rabbi offers Adult Education classes based on the interests, needs and requests of the community. The topics vary each year and have included Hebrew Reading Crash Course Levels 1 and 2, Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Judaism and Health, and the liturgy of the High Holidays. We also occasionally bring in speakers to share their expertise with our community.


Torah Study

Torah study is held from 9:00-10:00am before our monthly Shabbat Morning service, except when there is a bar/bat mitzvah. We read the Torah portion of the week and discuss what it meant in its own time, how our sages have interpreted it in the past, and what it means to us today. All materials are provided and no prior Torah or Hebrew knowledge is required. Just come ready to learn!


Conversion

Rabbi Luna studies individually with conversion candidates over the course of a year or more. They meet monthly to discuss assigned books on Torah, holidays, Jewish prayer, Israel, Jewish history, Jewish culture, Jewish texts, and more.

Anyone interested in conversion is encouraged to visit ReformJudaism.org and then to contact Rabbi Harley at rabbi_harley@baytshalom.org. The first step in conversion is becoming part of our sacred community by regularly attending Shabbat services.