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Upcoming Adult Education Events


08.19.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am


08.26.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am


09.02.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am


09.09.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am


09.10.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am

We believe that learning is a central part of life for both adults and children, and our adult learning community is an integral component of many members lives in their lifelong pursuit of Jewish literacy and personal growth. Our programs are driven by the diverse interests of our members' and we provide bountiful learning opportunities that are accessible to learners at all levels of understanding. 

Questions? Ideas? Want to volunteer? Contact Maurie Ommerman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you have questions about Israel, our core Jewish texts, Kabbalah or Jews in Rock and Roll? Visit us on Wednesday evenings for lay lead offerings designed to provide you with different scholars and topics to explore throughout the year.

Classes are held on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Rooms 202/203 unless otherwise indicated. Download our projected Wisdom on Wednesdays calendar to get a sense of the upcoming year, but always double check our our Temple's Calendar for the most updated information and schedule. 

The Winter session of Austin’s Hebrew Ulpan for adults has just begun, and it’s not too late to join! Go to Shalom Austin's website to find the right level for you and register online, or call Lisa Quay at 512-735-8086 to register by phone.

Hebrew Novice meets 6:00PM – 7:00PM Tuesdays at Beth Israel

Hebrew Aleph meets Mondays 7:00PM – 8:00PM at Congregation Agudas Achim

Prayerbook Hebrew meets 7:00PM – 8:00PM Tuesdays at Beth Israel

Hebrew Bet meets Tuesdays 7:00PM – 8:00PM at Congregation Agudas Achim

Hebrew Beit Café (conversational Hebrew) meets 8:00PM – 9:00PM on Tuesdays at Congregation Agudas Achim

(please note Aleph, Bet and Beit Cafe classes are not meeting on January 16 & 17)

When: Every Sunday from 7pm to 8pm.

Where: The Board Room at Congregation Beth Israel

What: A community-led study of Talmud, a central Jewish text. If you wish to be on the Google Group for this group or have other questions, please email Kim Mosley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are you a non-Jewish spouse looking for a group to talk about living and loving in an interfaith family? Our "Tribe Adjacent" Group (Sundays) is just for you! Come find support and build community and connection with our interfaith Temple family.

Click here to learn more about Temple Beth Shalom's dedication to Interfaith dialogue.

There's more to Jewish learning than text study. Tune into yourself on Sundays through Hineni, a group exploring Jewish mindfulness meditation, or Yoga. You can also come on Thursday mornings to discover Mussar, a centuries-old modern practice cultivating Jewish Spiritual Ethics. Click on the links to read more detailed course descriptions, or download a flyer for our Mindfulness offerings. 

When: Shabbat Morning (Saturday) at 9am.

Where: Room 202/203 at Temple Beth Shalom.

What: The study of Torah, one of the 613 mitzvot, is of paramount importance in Judaism. Yet who knew the performance of this mitzvah could be such fun? Under the guidance of Rabbi Freedman, students learn Torah in a relaxed, highly interactive environment. Throw on your jeans and drop in any time to join in this meaningful Saturday morning experience.