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Temple Beth-El Adult Education Program 5781 (2021-2022)

Adult Education classes are open to all members of the TBE community free of charge. Contributions to the Adult Education Fund support this program and are deeply appreciated.

To attend please register with:
Temple Beth-El, 402 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-5775

or  email

Watch for future updates.  Additional programs are being planned!

ALL ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES WILL BE ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Zoom links will be sent after registration.


Ongoing Classes

Talmud Exploration

Rabbi Suzanne Brody
Thursdays at 12 Noon  (Newcomers always welcome).

The Mystery Woman:  Who was Serach?

Rabbi Suzanne Brody
Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 12 Noon beginning October 6, 2021.

Chanting the Tanakh

Cantor Richard Rosenfield
Sundays @ 10 AM beginning October 31, 2021.

Prayerbook Hebrew

Cantor Richard Rosenfield
Sundays @ 11:15 AM beginning October 31, 2021.

One Day Classes

Fishy Kosher Questions: Swordfish, Sturgeon.......Tuna?!?

Joe Regenstein
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Sibling Jealousy in the Book of Genesis

Nava Scharf
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7 PM

Registrants should bring to class a copy of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh)

Persia and the Rabbis

With three weeks until Purim, learn about Persia's importance to the Sages.

Jason Mokhtarian
Thursdays - February 24, March 3, and March 10, 2022 at 7 PM.

The Book of Job

Why do people suffer? Every culture engages this fundamental question of human existence. Late antique Jewish tradition and subsequently the rabbinic sages embraced the idea of life after death as the answer to the riddle. But before them biblical Israel addressed the issue in the form of the Book of Job. This book is a masterpiece of world literature and a vexing answer to why people suffer under a benevolent Deity.

Ross Brann
Wednesdays - March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2022 at 7 PM

Registrants should bring to class a copy of The Book of Job: A New Translation by Edward Greenstein

Thu, October 6 2022 11 Tishrei 5783