Sholom offers a range of courses, interactive and casual learning
opportunities, and social gatherings for adults. A sampling of
our adult education classes includes Torah Study, Talmud Study, Torah Trope, Learners' Minyan, and more.
We help expand our social and cultural horizons with visiting Jewish
scholars and professors, Judaic art and photography exhibits, Jewish
authors, musicians, political pundits and humorists, artists and
journalists, rabbis, and more. For a current schedule, contact the
Beth Sholom plays a proactive role in the Bay Area Jewish Community,
co-sponsoring special lecture events, cultural and political
presentations and more with other Jewish and community-based
Click on the class titles listed below for more information:
Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Micah Hyman
Pirke Avot Study
Intro to Judaism with Rabbi Micah Hyman
Women's Book Group
CBS Book Group
Dr. Ernest M. Weitz Breakfast Club
Makom Sholom Meditation Practice
weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Micah Hyman
THURSDAYS, 8 A.M., Board Room
Our ancient texts illuminate the issues of today.
There is no charge for the class. All are welcome.
PIRKE AVOT Study AND SE'UDAH SHELISHIT
Shabbat AFTERNOONS, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Our Pirke Avot Ethics of the Fathers Shiur meets weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Shabbat afternoons between Minchah and Maariv. Pirke Avot is an ethical tract of the Mishnah. The text is easily accessible, but the issues are full of complexity. Includes a light meal and benching.
No knowledge of Hebrew is required. All are welcome.
WEEKLY TALMUD STUDY - JUDAISM AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
EARLY SHABBAT AFTERNOONS, FOLLOWING KIDDUSH IN KORET HALL
Drop-In/ No Charge
The Torah enumerates many crimes for which the punishment is death.
However, many Jews are under the impression that Judaism opposes the death penalty. Rabbinic law does in fact make great efforts to decrease the use of the death penalty. In contemporary America capital punishment is seen in black and white terms. By studying various Talmudic texts over an open-ended period of study we will try to take in the larger nuance and complexity of thought that Torah and Oral Torah (Mishnah, Talmud and
beyond) bring to the subject.
No knowledge of Hebrew is required. All are welcome. Study is led by Henry Hollander.
Intro to judaism with rabbi micah hyman
thursday, september 6, 2012 through thursday, may 16, 2013
Click here for more information on the 2012-13 Intro to Judaism class.
CBS BOOK GROUP
THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 9:30 A.M., RABIN LIBRARY
Complete details here: CBS Book Group
women's book group
Third thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m., rabin library
Complete details here: Women's Book Group
dr. ernest m. weitz breakfast club
QUARTERLY, 9 a.m., koret hall
Complete details here: Breakfast Club
MAKOM SHOLOM MEDITATION PRACTICE
Makom Sholom is a program dedicated to enriching Jewish practice with spiritual depth, promoting Jewish study, prayer, and ritual within a meditative environment. All are welcome, regardless of background, knowledge, or experience.
Meets in the ground floor meditation space near the administrative offices. Current programming includes:
• Thursday evening meditation, led by Makor Or*, from 5:20 to 5:50 p.m. leading into minyan.
• Kabbalat Shabbat meditation, led by Makor Or* on Friday evenings at 5:50 to 6:20 p.m. leading into services.
• Meditation room is available for sitting and quiet contemplation on select days and times prior to services and by prior arrangement.
*Makor Or: A center for Jewish Meditation is a program of the Taube-Koret Initiative for Jewish Peoplehood at the JCCSF.
For meditation instruction, questions, or more information about Makor Or meditation sessions and retreats, please contact Ellen Shireman.