Congregation Beth Sholom offers classes, casual learning opportunities, and social gatherings for adults designed to bring Jewish values, culture, rituals, and texts into our everyday lives. We expand our social and cultural horizons with visiting Jewish scholars, professors, Judaic art and photography exhibits, Jewish authors, political pundits, artists, journalists, rabbis, and more.

In addition, Beth Sholom plays a proactive role in the Bay Area Jewish community, partnering with other Jewish and community-based organizations to co-sponsor special lecture events, cultural and political presentations, and more.

We will be launching a number of new Lifelong Learning classes in Fall 2018. For more information on our adult education offerings, please email the synagogue office.



Jew-Curious? Interested in converting to Judaism? Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code? Calling all potential conversion students and interfaith couples! Our engaging, university-accredited Intro To Judaism course is interactive and encourages questions, discussion, and hands-on learning. No knowledge of Hebrew is required, but you will learn to read the language as part of the class.

When: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Board Room
Meetings Dates (2019): January 10, February 7, March 7, April 11, May 9, June 13. Future dates coming soon!
Cost: The cost is $400 per person and $600 per couple for non-members. CBS members receive a 50% discount. Ability to pay Some financial aid and payment options are available — CBS is committed to never turning people away. For more information, email Amanda Russell or call Bill Crotty at 415-940-7091 for assistance.

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Join Rabbi Dan Ain this Fall for study, conversation and an exploration about what we are talking about when we talk about God. These studies are based on the teaching of Dr. Rabbi Neil Gillman, (z”l). Rabbi Ain spent five years working with Rabbi Gillman on his courses, his books and his theology. 

Together, we’ll work our way through some of the most significant Jewish theologians of the past 100 years, in an effort to better understand how we can think of God in a way that does not require us to toss away our intellect. In addition, Rabbi Ain will be providing opportunities for the development of personal theologies that can then be shared or kept completely private. If you are interested in attending this class – or would like to do the reading on your own – please purchase the book Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew, by Neil Gillman.

Dates: Upcoming dates TBD
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free



No snooze button needed! Join Rabbi Ain for a weekly Torah study on Thursday mornings, after minyan. 
Learn practical ways to apply the Torah’s teachings…plus there’s coffee! You don't need to attend minyan to participate in this meaningful class.

When: every Thursday at 8 a.m.
Where: Main Meeting Room
Cost: Free