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Bet Torah’s Lifelong Learning activities embody the Jewish tradition of Torah Lishmah, study for its own sake.

Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, our learning opportunities will stretch you spiritually, help you grow intellectually, and build community both on-line and in-person.

Regular Schedule Ongoing Programs Upcoming Programs

For more information about any of these programs, email VP of Lifelong Learning, Abby Siegel, or Rabbi Lisa Sacks.

Regular Schedule

Mondays (starting again in September) - Monday Morning Movement, 9:15 am,

Tuesdays - (starting again in the Fall )Hebrew Language Classes, 10:00 am - Advanced, 11:00 am - Beginner. In person.

Wednesdays - Film Club monthly for the Summer, 5 pm, only on zoom

Fridays - Women's Torah Study, 10 am,

Saturdays - Parashat HaShavua, 8:45 am, in-person and at

Saturdays - Going Rogue: The Bet Torah Apocrypha Study Group, around 1 pm,

Ongoing Programs and Groups


Text Study

  • Going Rogue: The Bet Torah Apocrypha Study Group: Bet Torah’s version of the international 929 project to read a chapter of the Bible each day. Now, onto the Apocrypha!
  • Parashat HaShavua: Join fellow congregants in studying the weekly Torah portion. Saturdays from 8:45-9:30 am.
  • Women’s Torah Study: Study and explore the weekly parasha, from the woman’s perspective! Fridays at 10:00 am.
  • Mussar: A 1,000-year-old Jewish spiritual practice focusing on the development of one’s character traits. Three ongoing groups meet monthly facilitated by Rabbi Sacks. New group forming after the next “Taste of Mussar” on Monday, October 18 at 8 pm or Thursday, October 21 at 10 am. Free. In-person and on Zoom.


Arts & Culture

  • Film Club: Watch the film on your own and come together to discuss. Curated by Liz Schonfeld. Monthly for the Summer at 5:00 pm. Monthly in the summer. On Zoom.
  • Great Jewish Books Club: Always a lively discussion. For details and book selection, email Ed Feinberg. Third Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm.
  • Hebrew Language Classes: Learning Hebrew the fun and easy way. Taught by Nili Ionascu. Tuesdays starting again in the Fall; Advanced: 10 am, Beginners: 11 am. in-person
  • Sephardic Civilization - The Story Continues: JTS Professor Benjamin Gampel returns to Bet Torah with a fascinating journey through Sephardic culture. Eight Sundays 10:00 am-12:30 pm beginning October 3. Email Jerry Fensterstock. Class fee: $400.


Community Connections

  • Mitzvah Needles: Weekly meetings of knitting and crocheting to help those in need!
  • Monday Morning Movement: Join Robin Wald for a gentle Torah-infused movement practice. Mondays, starting agin in September from 9:15-10:15 am beginning September 13. On Zoom.
  • Torah in the Trees: Join Rabbi Sacks for an easy hour-long walk and talk. Dogs welcome. First Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at Rockefeller State Park beginning October 7.
  • Small Groups: Bet Torah’s ongoing initiative to build community and support learning in a small group environment. Our theme for 2021-22 is "Faith and Practice."


Matan: The Gift of Adult Jewish Learning: Our comprehensive 7-month Essentials of Judaism class is taught by Rabbis Brusso and Sacks. Begins again in October 2022 and culminates on Shavuot 2023.

For more community engagement, join us in our Sisterhood, Men's Club and Social Action activities.

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