Adult Education

For information about how to connect on Zoom for these sessions, please contact the Temple Beth El office. 

Torah Study with Rabbi Singer

Saturdays, 10:00 AM

December 12, 19; January 9, 23. More sessions: TBA.

Update on COVID 19
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 7 PM
Dr. Martin Schlusselberg returns to present us with the latest research on the pandemic. A critical care and pulmonary specialist, Dr. Schlusselberg has been on the front lines and will answer attendees’ questions.

Election Analysis
Recording is now available – click here!
A Jewish Political Scientist’s Take on the 2020 Election:  Lessons and opportunities, presented by Dr. Andrew Rehfeld, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Racial Justice
Recording will be available after December 10
Racial Justice and Our Multiracial Jewish Community: Engaging the Moment, Being the Change,” presented by Ilana Kaufman, Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative.

Holiday Fare taught by Rabbi Suzanne Singer:
–WHAT IS THE REAL MIRACLE OF CHANUKAH?
Thursday, December 10th, 7 PM
Join the women of Hadassah in the desert for this presentation.
–PURIM: ARE VASHTI AND ESTHER FEMINISTS?
Thursday, February 18th, 7 PM
Join the Women of Sinai (Palm Desert) for this presentation.

Israeli Society through the Lens of Israeli Cinema
3 Thursdays, 7 PM
January 7, 14, 21, 2021
In many ways, Israeli culture serves as a barometer of society. Join as we watch scenes from a sampling of films (both drama and comedy) and discuss how the filmmakers portray various social conflicts and dilemmas. Some of the issues that we will discuss are the tension between secular and religious people, the Israeli soldier characters, and Arab-Israeli relations in films. Presented by Dr. Eran Vaisben