Adult Education

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills hosts an invigorating series of education and enrichment programming for adults. With input from temple members, our committee puts together an annual calendar of events to which everyone is invited.

Breakfast / Study / Learner’s Service Shabbat

Come to any or all of this 3 part once a month learning opportunity.
Part 1: 9:30 – 10:15 – Shabbat Morning Service using our fully transliterated Prayer book where the focus is on explanation and participation. Q&A encouraged.
Part 2: 10:20 – 11:15 – Breakfast followed by in depth study of the Torah portion with RabbiB.
Part 3: 11:20 – 12:30 – Torah Service followed by an abbreviated Musaf (concluding service)
Check the monthly calendar for dates.

Sunday Brunch & Speaker Series

Our Sunday brunch speaker series pairs a delicious bagel nosh with thought-provoking topics and discussion. Speakers in the past year have shared their expertise on Jewish genealogy, genetics, nutrition and aging, jury selection practices, experience as a Jewish veteran of World War II, and more. Brunches are held at the Temple building from 10:00 – 11:30. A $5.00 donation is requested to offset the cost of the breakfast. Check the monthly calendar for our next Brunch / Speaker!

Lunch & Learn with RabbiB

Wednesdays 2/month, 12:15 – 1:15. BYOLunch (Dairy or Parve) and enjoy food for year head and heart as we taste a smorgasbord of Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash. Hot Coffee & Tea always and dessert is often served, so save room! FREE. All texts are read in English translation. Check the monthly calendar for dates.

Book Club

The People of the Book are alive and well in Milton, Massachusetts. The Book Club of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills has been demonstrating our commitment to reading “Jewishly” for several years.

Our book choices have ranged from biography to spy thrillers, from stories set everywhere from Tel Aviv to Teheran, from historical novels to personal memoirs. What these books have in common is that they have something within them that we have identified as Jewish using the definition that we designed at the beginning of our adventure. We invite all to join our group. We read one book each month, and meet monthly. Differing views on the subject and a variety of backgrounds of the participants results in lively discussions. We learn from each other and from the books we read.

The book choices are made by the members so you will have input into what you will be reading. For any other information please call Francine Weistrop at 617-910-9492.

MISC Educational Opportunities

Movies, Sisterhood Events, Community Programs
Check the monthly calendar and our weekly “This Week” email

Questions? Contact Jack Levy, Adult Ed Chair, or Rabbi Benjamin at

**updated June 2017**

Upcoming Events for Adult Education

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Additional Resources for Adult Education:

JTS Torah Online

Free Online Jewish Enrichment Videos from The Jewish Theological Seminary