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Adult Education at Beth David Synagogue

Beth David offers a variety of classes and workshops focused on the spiritual paths that lead us to deep wisdom and understanding of our Jewish texts and traditions.

Each of these classes or gatherings are for both new students coming to explore Jewish texts practices for the first time, as well as advanced students. No Hebrew fluency is needed. All Hebrew texts will be translated.

These courses and gatherings are open to all who are exploring their spiritual and educational development.

Beth David Synagogue welcomes your feedback.


Ongoing Gatherings (October – June)

Parshat HaShavuah/Torah Text Study
Tuesdays, 10:00 am
A wonderful group in exploring the depths and richness of our texts. Enjoy a lively discussion of texts, its meanings and subtexts. Class meets in the board room.

Shabbat Torah Study with Rabbi Ben-Gideon
Saturdays, after Kiddush
Study the Torah in-depth with the commentary of Rashi and Rabbi Ben-Gideon. No Hebrew experience needed.


Classes at Beth David Synagogue

iEngage Project
Begins October 17, 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Wednesdays, Led by Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon

iEngage creates a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. This narrative serves as a foundation for a new covenant between Israel and world Jewry, elevating the existing discourse from a crisis-based focus to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas. Led by a team of internationally renowned scholars in the fields of Jewish studies, Middle East politics, and history, iEngage is committed to addressing core questions pertaining to the necessity and significance of the State of Israel.

Hava NaShirah, A Musaf Music Group
Learn melodies of our Shabbat liturgy together.

Lecture Series from JTS
Beth David has always believed in bringing lectures from outside the Triad to our congregation by live streaming evening lectures from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). As always, topics vary from Torah Study to current events and entertainment. In the past we have learned from Anthony Bourdain, Joel Grey, Harold Kushner, JTS Chancellor Eisen and about the Syrian Refugee crisis, Jews and Assimilation and other current events. Watch your bulletins and weekly emails for upcoming programs and dates. Additionally, 
jtsa.org  allows access to view past lectures and podcasts at your convenience.

Ma’or: Enlightenment from Torah and its traditions
Thursday mornings, 9:15-10:15am
Join Yudit Natkin for an exploration of the weekly Torah portion, Jewish holidays and an array of customs and rituals. This class is free and open to the community. Contact the Beth David office with questions.

Roots of Prayer
Wednesdays evenings, March 3, 10, 24, April 1 from 6:30-7:30pm
​​​​​​​This new Hebrew class will use shorashim (Hebrew roots) to gain a deeper understanding of the language and meaning of prayers. Ziva London will expertly guide the class. Please note: In order to take this class, students should already be able to decode (read) Hebrew; a grasp of some basic vocabulary is helpful.

Wed, February 20 2019 15 Adar I 5779