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LIFELONG LEARNING AT BETH ISRAEL

Attend a class with us! Beth Israel Online has a wonderful menu of options!

Explore. Experience.

No matter where you are in your Jewish journey, you’ll be amazed at what you discover about yourself and our world. You can learn about Jewish texts, history, culture or current events.  Meditate on Mondays, or join us for a virtual exhibit. Visit this page for updates on all of our upcoming offerings. 

Upcoming Classes

Jewish Film Festival

Watch the movies at home and join us for a discussion! 

 

The Return of the Violin (2012) 
Monday, January 24, 7:00 pm on Zoom 

Free

The film tells the story of a 1731 Stradivarius once owned by Israeli Philharmonic founder Bronislaw Huberman. Stolen in 1936 it was was rediscovered in 1985; American virtuoso Joshua Bell purchased it and plays it during his concerts.
We will be joined be Heller Kreshtool, the daughter of survivors, originally from Częstochowa, the town featured in the movie. 
 

Latter Day Jew (2019) 

Monday, January 31, 7:00 pm on Zoom 
$10 a Screen

Latter Day Jew follows H. Alan Scott, a gay former Mormon/converted Jew/cancer survivor/writer-comedian, as he finds his spiritual path and prepares for his Bar Mitzvah.
Click here to watch the trailer.

The Women's Balcoy (2016) 

Monday, February 7, 7:00 pm on Zoom 
$10 a Screen

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. 

Discussion of this film will be led by Amian Kelemer, CEO of the Macks Center for Jewish Education.
Click here to watch the trailer.

Click here to sign up for the movies.

 

Jews At The Forefront Of Change

Lunch and Learn


From its beginnings, Judaism has brought a new and revolutionary message to he world about the relationship between God, the world and humanity. Jews have a unique vision of what the world should look like, and have embarked on a mission to make that vision a reality. To that end, Jews have been agents of change through their ideologies, religious understandings, charismatic leadership, influential writings, protests movements, and at times even violence. Is this merely a coincidence? A reaction to our history of persecution? Or is it part of the nature of Jewish consciousness?
       

BI-OHM with Cantor Jen Rolnick

Mondays at 12noon
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Click here to listen to Meditative Mondays with Cantor Jen Rolnick. 

 

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For further information about Jewish Learning at Beth Israel, please contact the Beth Israel Office at 410-654-0800

A significant portion of the Beth Israel Learning program has been generously underwritten by the Sabina and Walter Dorn Education Endowment Fund.

Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782