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Adult & Family Learning Programs

Adult & Family Learning Programs

עַל שְׁלֹשָׁה דְּבָרִים הָעוֹלָם עוֹמֵד:
עַל הָתּוֹרָה, וְעַל הָעַבוֹדָה, וְעַל גְּמִילוּת חַסָדִּים.

 “The World Stands on These Three:
Torah (Learning), Avodah (Spiritual Life), and
G’milut Hasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness)
Mishnah, Avot 1:2


Throughout the year, various Adult Learning programs are offered by Rabbi Edery, Ronni Ticker,
Director of Jewish Education, lay members of our community and invited guests. Some
examples are Hebrew language and reading, holiday classes, prayer and Taste of Judaism.
Family Engagement for each grade is offered as well, discussing topics that are relevant to the
curriculum of each grade in Religious School.

Ongoing programs include:

Tanakh Talks

This class is a weekly discussion around Biblical texts. Open to all and led by
Rabbi Edery, join us every Monday at Beth Shalom from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bagels & Talmud

This popular session meets on the second Thursday of the month at 11:45a.m.
Please join us as we eat lunch and discuss interesting readings from the Talmud, chosen by
Rabbi Edery. All are welcome. No experience needed. Meetings are held at the IHOP on Kildaire
Farm Road in Cary.

Sunday Morning Learning

Adult study sessions led by Rabbi Edery and Ronni Ticker will center on the content topics of
Beth Shalom’s Religious School curriculum devised by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute for
Southern Jewish Living (ISJL). Adult learning sessions for the 2016-17 year include:

  • “What’s God?”
  • “What’s Mitzvah?”
  • “What’s Torah?”
  • “What’s Community?”
  • And “What’s Israel?”
  • Classes are open to all adults and are particularly aimed at parents of Religious School students
    whose children are exploring that particular content area in their Judaic Studies classes.

    Wine, Women & Wonder

    This women’s study group gathers a community of learners delving
    into joyous learning, enjoying each other’s company and imbibing our favorite wines and non-
    alcoholic drinks. Join us most third Sundays of the month.