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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. Our building may be closed, but Jewish learning continues.

Upcoming Classes

Theology with Rabbi Ariel Platt

Mondays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm beginning on Monday, March 1

Join Rabbi Ariel Platt for this year’s Learning Lab Plus at Home (a part of Learning Lab Plus (Adults Only!). 
Topics to be explored include:
 March 1 - G-d
March 8 - The Soul
March 15 - The Afterlife
March 22 - Suffering
April 5 - Chosenness

"Stories We Never Talk About: Dysfunctional Families, Murder and Scandal, Oh My!" 

Lunch and Learn 

First and Third Thursdays each month, Led by Rachel V. Glaser.
1st and 3rd Thursday 
In this semester's Lunch and Learn we will explore some of the lesser known sections in the Hebrew Bible (Torah, Prophets and Writings). These narratives include problematic family relationships, surprising criminal behaviors, scandalous liaisons and astonishing accounts of human interactions. What does God have to do with such events? Why are these stories in our Holy Scriptures? What are we supposed to learn from them? 
All are welcome to join us for our new 2021 Lunch and Learn (over Zoom).
Click here to join on Zoom.

This Moment in Time

Valerie Thaler, Synagogue Director 
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

Join Valerie for short, weekly informal discussion on articles of interest in the Jewish press. 
Click here to join on Zoom.


Click here to listen to Meditative Mondays with Cantor Jen Rolnick.

Click here to visit our YouTube channel to see our most recent videos.

Including: Shleimut Legal: Family Communication, Jews in the Maryland Civil Rights Movement, Film Discussion of The Tobbaconist, and more

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.

ScholarStream Lectures

ScholarStream lectures look great once again for the end of Jan. and Feb.

Find a detailed list of session titles and dates is here.

Register for the Tuesday night series: CJLS Registration Link
Register for the Wednesday night series: Ziegler Registration Link

Use Registration code OwingsJan21 to receive access for free as a Beth Israel member, thanks to support from the Sabina and Walter Dorn Education Endowment Fund!

Follow these instructions:
a)    When you enter the discount code (case sensitive), click “Apply” and then the price of $25 will change to $0; 
b)    Click the checkbox once the fee has become “$0.” 
c)    You can click the boxes next to the dates to register for all four sessions in each series, or the individual sessions which interest you.

Register by 11:00 the morning of each class to receive the link to the class, and the recording of the class the following day.

Remember that the Ziegler series takes place on the West Coast so the timing is late (10 pm Wed night).

Fri, February 26 2021 14 Adar 5781