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. Resumes in Fall 2017.

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Boardroom
Meetings Dates:
     October 15, November 5, & December 10, 2017;
     January 14, February 11, March 11, April 15, & May 13, 2018
Cost: $360 for an individual, $540 for a couple, with 20% discount offered to CBS members. Some financial aid and payment options are available — CBS is committed to never turning people away. For more information, contact email Amanda Russell or call us at 415-221-8736.  



Our Talmud study students learn as a group and at times in havruta (with partners). Participants meet weekly for dinner and study. No knowledge of Hebrew is required, but a willingness to learn some vocabulary helps. Led by Henry Hollander.

When: Every Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Main Meeting Room
Cost: Free



No snooze button needed! Join Rabbi Ain for a weekly Torah study on Monday 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 Monday morning, 8 a.m.
Where: Board Room
Cost: Free