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Lifelong Learning for Adults

We believe that learning is a central part of life for both adults and children. Our adult learning community is an integral part of many members' lives in their lifelong pursuit of Jewish literacy and personal growth.

Our programs are driven by the diverse interests of our members.  We provide learning opportunities that are accessible to learners at all levels of understanding. See detailed listings of our current Lifelong Learning offerings below.

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Have ideas for a class you'd like to lead? Submit our proposal form!

Special Online Opportunities

Updated April 1, 2020

All opportunities below are offered online and by phone through Zoom. See how to use Zoom.


Mussar: Middah of the Week

Led by Rabbi Cohen
Tuesdays, 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Learn more about Mussar
Join by Zoom (video)
Join by phone (audio only): Call 346-248-7799 and enter meeting ID 434-354-912 when prompted.


Lunch and Schmooze for Congregants Living Alone

Led by Cantor Gostein
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join by Zoom (video)
Join by phone (audio only): Call 346-248-7799 and enter meeting ID 903-767-252 when prompted.



Project Zug Online Learning

Temple Beth Shalom is pleased to offer Project Zug courses to our members! Connect with your community through weekly one-to-one paired (havruta) or small-group learning. Together, Temple Beth Shalom and Project Zug offer self-paced, relevant learning on a wide variety of topics, from the songs of Leonard Cohen, to Jewish philosophy, to social justice. Learn more. 



Beginner's Hebrew

Free of charge. Beginners' Hebrew meets online on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. This fun and interactive class introduces the letters, basic vowels, and simple reading. For registration, contact instructor Rivkah Shieber at If you already have some Hebrew and are interested in Beginners' II or Intermediate study, please contact Rivkah for details. 


Exploration of the Prayer Book

Free of charge. Are you ready to get deeper into the meaning of prayer? Join us for Exploration of the Prayerbook on Sundays from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. This class is open to both readers and non-readers of Hebrew, as we work directly from the prayerbook using either the Hebrew or the transliteration. The spring class focuses on Shabbat morning prayers. Our wide-ranging discussion covers vocabulary, grammar, order, themes, history, and philosophy of the prayerbook. For registration, contact instructor Rivkah Shieber at


Torah Study

Join Torah Study online, each Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Contact Marissa Wright to receive an invitation to join.  Led by one of our rabbis, educators, or lay leaders. Free for members and non-members.






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