Beth El – The Beaches Synagogue

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Adult Education

Rabbi Matuson facilitates stimulating discussions every Thursday morning from 10:30 -12:00 in, “The Rabbis Study”. Thought provoking topics are presented and discussed by Rabbi Matuson frequently throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you!

We will be having a monthly program taught by Rabbi Matuson based on the book Finding G-d by Sonsino and Syme, which contains chapters on significant Jewish thinkers from Biblical times and moving through the Medieval era to the modern age.  Thinkers such as Philo, Maimonides, Spinoza, Buber, Kaplan, Heschal, and Kushner attempt to answer questions including “What is G-d?”, “Is there more than one way to perceive of G-d?”, “How can we know G-d?”, and “Why do bad things happen in the world?”

This class meets on the third Wednesday of the month starting on October 19th and ending on May 17th at 7 PM, with no class in December. If interested, contact Jacquie in the front office at or call 273-9100.

We will be offering two different adult Hebrew classes: a Beginning Hebrew class and an Intermediate Hebrew class both taught by Beth Brenner, Education Director at Beth El. If you are interested in either class, contact her directly at or call 273-9100.

Intermediate Hebrew meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month beginning September 28th from 5:00 PM-5:45 PM.

We will also be offering Sunday morning programming on a monthly basis co-sponsored by Jewish Family and Community Services and presented by Hilary Rotenberg, MSW. These programs begin at 9:30 AM with bagels and coffee offered prior to the program beginning at 9:00 AM.

September 25th: The topic at hand will be what we can learn from the book The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children.

October 30th: The topic at hand will be “Soccer vs. Synagogue: Finding the Balance”.

November 20th: The topic at hand will be “Dealing with Christmas Envy at Hanukkah”.

February 5th: The topic at hand will be “Mindfulness Meditation for Children” presented by Sheila Leiberman.

If you are interested in taking a trope class or a Yiddish class, contact the front office at 273-9100.

If you have questions about any of our Adult Education programs, feel free to call the office at 273-9100.