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CBS Adult Education Schedule for Summer 5779 - Spring 5780

Lifelong Learning

At CBS, we appreciate that the process of Jewish learning is never over, and the rewards of continued Jewish study are even greater when we are committed to learning for learning’s sake. It's never too late, nor too early to deepen our Jewish knowledge.

Rabbis Weizman and Upbin, along with a great many of our very own knowledgeable and committed CBS members, as well as guest educators, offer a vast array of engaging adult educational opportunities throughout the year. Through these skilled educators, we are committed to providing educational and cultural learning experiences for our congregants and the community at large. 



Talmud Torah Study led by Dr Priscilla Nathanson

Monday mornings at 10:00am in the Peltz Social Hall

Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm  in the Hirsty Library.

The study of Talmud is a major focus of Jewish learning. Talmud is a bit like stepping into the sea: you swim or bathe wherever you are and at whatever pace that suits. Come on in, the water’s great!


And for those who would like to attend evening courses…Wednesday Evenings Talmud Torah Study 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Hirsty Library. Here is the opportunity for an evening dip into the sea of Talmud. We will be learning Berachot, the first tractate of the 60-tractate Talmud, mainly about the development of the Amidah and other well-known prayers (but dealing also with every other subject you can think of). No previous knowledge of Talmud or of Hebrew is necessary. WARNING: Talmud can become addictive. Just ask any member of our daytime group!


Jewish Spirituality Workshop Led by Rabbi Danielle Upbin

Thursdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Session 1 - Everyday Holiness: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

Session 2 - Wise Aging: 10/17,10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27

Session 3 - Topic TBA: 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7

A class for women: An exploration of personal and spiritual growth through a variety of guided meditation practices and discussion of contemplative Jewish texts. RSVP to the CBS Office.



Torah Study with Jason Palmer

Saturdays during Kiddush luncheon (4th Saturday of the month)

7/27, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 12/28, 1/25, 2/22, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23 & 6/27

Take part in an interactive conversation about the weekly Torah portion, incorporating both historical and contemporary reference material. Everyone is welcome!




What Does it mean to be Jewish presented by Paul Applefield

Sunday September 8. 10:30am - 11:45am

Is the very existence of mainstream Judaism at risk in America? Or is the problem one of perspective? Join us for an exploration and discussion on "what it has meant to be Jewish" over the centuries and what it means today. Facilitated by Paul Applefield. 






Tehillim - the Psalms led by Johanna Bromberg

Wednesdays, October 16th - May 20th: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Participants in the study of Psalms will delve into these universally acknowledged Biblical treasures. The studies will be enhanced by including the confluences of the Psalms and the Arts. All are welcome! Led by Johanna Bromberg.





Beauty & Piety in Stone : The Ancient Synagogue Mosaics in the Land of Israel presented by Dr Eric Steckler 

Sunday, October 27. 10:30am - 12:00pm

Synagogue mosaics in Israel during the Talmudic period are a window into the religious and visual culture of Jews during this important period of our history. The lecture, accompanied by visual aids, will highlight the achievements of our Jewish ancestors as well as their artistic interactions with their Pagan and Christian neighbors. Facilitated by Dr. Eric Steckler.




Torah Reading Class, Led by Dr. Priscilla Nathanson

January 5, 12, 26. Three Sunday mornings at 10:30 am in the Hirsty Library. 

Are you: too timid to trop in public? fearful of forgetting? immobilized by stage fright?

Come and learn study techniques, skills and signs to give you the confidence to be a rootin’, tootin’ Torah Troper whenever the need calls, or whenever you desire!





Lox n' Learn with Rabbi David Weizman

10:00am, Peltz Social Hall. 

Every Thursday through May except school vacation weeks

Join Rabbi Weizman in the Social Hall while exploring the treasures of the weekly Torah portion. Breakfast beginning at 9:45am. Open to all! No previous knowledge necessary!






Tue, September 22 2020 4 Tishrei 5781