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Adult Education

At Congregation Beth Jacob, we are a center of learning, and we invite everyone in our community to start anywhere, and find their own center. Studying our texts, traditions, rituals, and practices is a lifelong pursuit, so each year we offer many opportunities to sample paths of growth, experience, and curiosity.

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Tuesday ,
    SepSeptember  13 , 2022
    Rabbis Round

    Tuesday, Sep 13th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon joins other north peninsula clergy for this night of study and conversation.


Ongoing Classes

Adult B'nei Mitzvah

Mondays Weekly, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

A two to three year course of study with Rabbi Ezray, Cantor Barbara and Bill. The class studies the mitzvot, prayer, holidays, synagogue skills, history, life cycle, and theology in depth.

For anyone who wishes to deepen their sense of Judaism, whether you had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at age 13 or not. The program culminates in a Shabbat morning service together.

Torah Study

Shabbat Morning, from 9:00 to 10:00 am

The capstone of lifelong learning at CBJ is this lively and sometimes intense weekly journey deep into the Torah landscape.  Here, a growing group of Torah-explorers comes together every Saturday to travel the twists and turns verse by verse, guided by Rabbi Ezray and Bill Futornick. You’ll never look at Torah quite the same way again. Speaking is encouraged but not required!

Mondays With Meaning

Mondays at 10:30 am

The Monday class brings Jewish texts alive, finding in our ancestors' writing deep relevance for our lives today.  The class is taught by Rabbi Ilana, and the tone is one of mutual learning and growth by all. We recently completed study of a long essay by Maimonides, and are transitioning to selected teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.

Weekly Adult Learning

Wednesdays, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

An ongoing group of Torah study each week with Bill. No previous experience necessary. Join us!

Maimonides Class

Wednesdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Rabbi Ilana is guiding this class in studying the philosophy of Maimonides, as laid out in his essay “Introduction to Perek Chelek."  Working with the original text in Hebrew, the class is both a lesson in Hebrew language and medieval philosophy.

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782