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Temple Beth Sholom embraces the long-established Jewish commitment to lifelong study and intellectual growth.  Our warm and welcoming congregation offers a rich and diverse series of study and learning opportunities for every stage in life.

Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School

The Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School is an early learning center that begins as early as 8 weeks with our Infant/Toddler Level, extends through our Foundation Level, and then on to our Elementary Level. In addition to our daily educational programming, we also offer After-School EnrichmentParent-Child classes and Camp.

jLAB

The School for Living Judaism and Beth Sholom Temple Youth (BESTHY) have now combined to create our new jLAB program. Powered by both the School for Living Judaism and Beth Sholom Temple Youth (BESTHY), jLAB is a program that provides children and teens the foundation, inspiration, and opportunities to develop into intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally strong people. We offer an extensive B’nei Mitzvah program with online learning opportunities that accompany in-classroom study and participation.

Adult Study

For adult study we provide varied courses and study options, including classes addressing a theme, a specific group of texts or a book and ongoing sessions devoted to delving into Torah and rabbinic texts. We often host lectures and presentations on subjects of interest to our community and established courses requiring sustained commitment. If you are looking for something more tailored, we have specific tracks of study including chevruta.

We hold that the command to “teach them diligently” applies equally to all.  Our Jewish educational opportunities are open to everyone who desires to participate. We follow the instructions of Hillel who commented to one who questioned the essence of belonging to the Jewish People, “Go and study.”

We welcome your questions and interest regarding our educational schools and programming. Please contact us for more information at 305.538.7231.


Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism in Theory and Practice (Melton Curriculum)
with Rabbi Ethan Bair

Six consecutive, 1-hour weekly virtual “Lunch and Learn” sessions beginning
Tuesday, October 20 at 12:00 pm ET

Through study of a broad array of texts, both ancient and contemporary, this new course will offer insight into the foundational Jewish ideas about social justice, and how the intrinsic role of social justice within Jewish belief and behavior compels us to acknowledge and repair the shortcomings in our communities as well as the world at large. The videos and digital activities included in the course will further enhance the learning experience. 

This course is unique among the Melton curricular offerings because, in addition to its quest to educate and stimulate discussion, it will encourage learners to translate learning into action. The course will give us the chance to learn about local, national, and international issues. Essential to the design of this course is the intention that learners come to embrace or deepen their involvement with a particular social justice cause or project where they can make a difference.

$136 / student. Registration includes a course book to be sent to your home: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4nub2ek

Zoom link

Thu, December 3 2020 17 Kislev 5781