Adult Education


Learning at Temple Beth David is a lifelong pursuit, and we offer educational opportunities for people of all ages.

    • Bagel Breakfasts where we invite speakers on a wide range of interesting topics – and, of course, enjoy a nosh!
    • Cathy Ryne
      Cathy Ryne – Zichrona L’vracha – Of Blessed Memory
    • Cathy Ryne Memorial Adult Hebrew Classes on Sundays when Religious School is in session, for people interested in reading prayers or conversational Hebrew.
      • The Cathy Ryne Adult Hebrew I (9:30 AM) is for beginning beginners who want to learn to read Hebrew as it is printed in our prayer books.
      • The Cathy Ryne Adult Hebrew II (10:30 AM) Intermediate – for those who can read printed Hebrew prayers and now want to understand them.
      • The Cathy Ryne Adult Hebrew III (11:30 AM) Advanced –  is our most advanced class.
      • For those who want to learn to converse in Modern Hebrew, Bat Mitzvah student Hadassah Sommer, as her mitzvah project, offers a free Hebrew for Travelers class Sunday afternoons at 1:30 at Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel, in their library.
    • Ethics from a Jewish Perspective discusses Jewish values and ethical concepts that are relevant today, based upon the weekly Torah portion. Since the topic changes weekly, anyone may join any session.
    • Torah Discussions with our own Bill Finn, author of Unorthodox Torah.
    • Judaism 101 Series for those who want to learn more about Jewish topics.  This year our focus is “Bringing Judaism into the Home.”
    • Book Club one Sunday afternoon a month at 1 PM.  Contact Milton Lavin.
    • Special Classes with our Rabbi and Cantor.

Note: The Intermediate Hebrew and Ethics both have the same time slot. They alternate weekly.

Bagel Breakfast