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“Do not say, 'I will learn when I have leisure'; you may never have it.” – Pirke Avot 2:5

Current Opportunities

The Adult Hebrew Prayer Project with Rabbi Davis. Every Wednesday morning a group of Adult Members gather virtually to study, learn, and practice the prayers of our liturgy. The class is taught in English and the ability to read Hebrew at a beginning level is needed to participate. We will be discussing the content, themes, and role of the individual prayers and praying in general. You will learn whether you are a beginning or an advanced Hebrew reader; and whether you frequently attend services or rarely attend. Please contact Rabbi Davis for more information and the Zoom link.

Wednesdays, 9:30 am


Tuesday Morning Buchers (Buchers definition: from French: to hit the books)

A small (limited to 12) group of congregants and Rabbi Davis meet on the Bima in the Sanctuary to study Jewish texts. Each member of the group takes a turn leading a session. The week’s leader will have researched the text for the day and makes a presentation. Then the other members who have also read and researched the portion make comments. Finally, the Rabbi discusses some aspect of the Hebrew or answers questions that have been raised. We are currently studying the Pirke Avot. No Hebrew is necessary. Important: The Group is currently at capacity; please contact Rabbi Davis,, to be put on the waiting list or if you are interested in participating in a similar group.

Tuesday Mornings, 8:00-9:00 am.

Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation 

Have you ever wondered what Jewish Mindfulness & Mediation is about and what it can do for you?  Are you looking for a way to calm your mind and be more present in your life?  TBS is offering you the opportunity to explore and practice. This experience is led by our own Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation teacher, Marte Singerman. Join us! Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm  Zoom  and Fridays 12:00 pm Zoom

An Almost Cup of Coffee with Rabbi Davis

Rabbi Davis will be in the Virtual Ulam HaShalom (The Virtual Welcome Center) to share a cup of coffee with you. This in an informal opportunity to meet and share life’s journey together. No reservation needed – just stop by. Most Tuesdays, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm. Go to:, if Coffee with Rabbi Davis is listed, then click on the link. If it is not listed, e-mail Rabbi Davis and set up a time to meet,

Melton Adult Mini-School

Temple Beth Sholom partners with the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. Melton seeks to inspire, enlighten, and challenge adult learners from all segments of the Jewish community to study Judaism seriously. There is an extraordinary list of community classes being offered this year. A complete listing of opportunities is available at or 305.576.4030.

Individual Study

Rabbi Pomerantz, Rabbi Davis, Rabbi Bair, Rabbi Loiben, Cantor Segal, Barb Shimansky, and Mark Baranek, are available to help you design your own study of Jewish text, philosophy, or theology. Contact any of them for more information.

Torah Study on Shabbat Morning

Start Saturday morning with Torah study and good friends. Each Shabbat morning before our Shabbat Morning Minyan (which starts at 10:30 am), we study Parashat HaShavua, the weekly Torah portion. The Rabbis lead a discussion of ancient commentaries and teachings and reveal the Torah’s modern and relevant lessons. Every Saturday morning, 9:30–10:30 am. No registration necessary.

The Journey to Adult B’nei Mitzvah

A new class will be forming in the Spring of 2021 for adults who never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a teen or forgot most of what was learned.Class instruction will include life-long skills including “Hebrew from Scratch”, liturgy, history and holidays. The course of study will culminate in a group B’nei Mitzvah service. Class day and time will be determined at a future date. To have your name added to the list, please contact, Rabbi Davis:

The Art of Cantillation

At High Holy Days, if you sit in your seat saying to yourself, “Hmm…I wish I was up there chanting”, then this learning opportunity is for YOU! Contact Cantor Segal at to schedule your own private sessions for learning how to chant Torah and/or Haftarah. Hebrew reading is a prerequisite. Registration and information:

Where Do I Begin?

A 16-week class for adults seeking to renew their childhood education and/or studying for conversion. Topics include Hebrew, holidays, rituals, prayer, philosophy, and theology. Taste the basics of Jewish life: spirituality, ethics, and community. This is a wonderful course for those new to the congregation, new to Jewish life, or interested in exploring the richness of our tradition. Contact any of the Rabbis for more information.

Let Me Give A Sermon

This is an open workshop for those who wish to create and write a Devar Torah (sermonette). The Rabbis and Sages have methods for teaching the wisdom that flows from our rich texts. A Devar Torah is often given at meetings, study sessions, and services. Participants will meet with Rabbi Davis and will create a Devar Torah for our regular Shabbat morning minyan. Information: Rabbi Davis,

The Reform Jewish website is a wonderful resource for expanding your knowledge base, seeking wisdom, and learning about the issues and opportunities that we face as modern Jews. Major sections include: Jewish Holidays, Jewish Life, Practice, Learning, Social Justice, and Israel. Go to:

Torah Commentary

Commentaries and study materials for the Torah portion of the week written by leading rabbis and educators of the Reform Movement are available online. Go to:

10 Minutes of Torah

Each weekday morning (Monday-Friday) an e-mail will be delivered to your inbox for you to study at your convenience. You choose the time to study. Go to:










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