Adult Education

Virtual Adult Education Classes

Rabbi Crespy is offering 2 classes via Zoom this fall.  Matters of Life and Death – a text-based study on significant issues in modern medical ethics, and What Happened to All the Women? – a study of women in the Bible, Talmud and other sources.  All are welcome, and no knowledge of Hebrew reading is required.

Matters of Life and Death will meet Tuesdays – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, October 19 through December 7, 2021. The link to attend via Zoom can be found on the Events page.

What Happened to All the Women?  will meet Thursdays – 12:00 – 1:00 pm, October 21 through December 16, 2021.  (There will be no classes on October 28 or Nov. 25). The link to attend via Zoom can be found on the Events page.

Trope Training

Cantor Raizen periodically leads trope training classes for both Torah and Haftarah. Many of those who complete trope training join our Beth Abraham “Yad Squad” as lay Torah and Haftarah readers who participate in our weekly Shabbat services. Please contact Cantor Raizen if interested.

Introduction to Judaism

Organized and taught by the rabbis of The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton, this yearly course offers a full introduction to Judaism from Conservative, Orthodox/Traditional and Reform perspectives. The class covers topics such as beliefs about God, Torah, Israel, Jewish life cycle events, holiday celebrations, and Jewish history. The class is open to all, including those new to Judaism, those seeking or considering conversion to Judaism, those in interfaith relationships, individuals interested in Jewish history and ritual, and those who may just want a refresher to Judaism. Classes typically meet on Mondays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Registration is through the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. Click here for the registration page and for contact information for further questions.

Hebrew Classes

Interested in learning Hebrew? We periodically offer beginning Hebrew classes to congregants. Please contact the synagogue office for more information.

The GOAL! Program

Led by our Cantor and Education Director, Andrea Raizen, our revised religious school educational program for children and families, GOAL!, is based on a phrase from the Passover Haggadah that introduces the Maggid section: צֵא וּלְמַד (Tzei Ulmad) – Go Out And Learn.

Many months during the year will have a Sunday congregational program scheduled. These are open to families and other members of the congregation. There will be activities/learning for all ages. Depending on the particular program, there might be some adult only and child only sessions, mixed group activities, hands on components, or text-based learning.

For more details on the GOAL! Program including an informational video, click here.