Continuing Education

Beth Sholom B’nai Israel has always prided itself in offering a Continuing Education program of great depth and diversity. A wide variety of mini-courses and lecture series highlight our program each year. All individuals whether members of BSBI or not, whether Jewish or not, are welcome to participate in our courses, lectures and programs.

Click here to download the 2016-2017 Continuing Education brochure.



Creating Your Own Theology

Starting Wednesday, February 1st 8:00 PM

This course will offer discussion about what we believe and why we believe in it, both in our lives and in Judaism in general. Led by Rabbi Konigsburg, this course will meet once a month, with the schedule to be set at the first meeting.

The cost for the entire series is $10. If you have purchased a Hall or Study Partner Pass for the BSBI Academy/Lunch & Learn programs, there is no charge. Register online here


Religion and Politics: Meeting in the Public Square: BSBI Lecture Series

Join us as we welcome Professor Mark Silk to BSBI for three very timely lectures.

  • January 23rd: Historical Overview: From Thomas Jefferson to Jimmy Carter
  • January 30th: The Religious Right, the God Gap, and the Rise of the Nones
  • February 6th: The Obama Years and the Impending Trump Administration

The series will cost $30 for all sessions ($15 for students), or $12 per lecture at the door. Register by returning this form or online here.

After receiving his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, Silk edited the Boston Review and spent 10 years as a reporter, editorial writer, and columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 1996 he became the founding director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, where he is also Professor of Religion in Public Life. He is the author of Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II, Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America, and (with Andrew Walsh) One Nation, Divisible: How Regional Religious Differences Shape American Politics. He edits the Center’s on-line magazine, Religion in the News, and his column, Spiritual Politics, is a feature of the Religion News Service, where he is a senior columnist and contributing editor. In 2014 he became chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger.



Lunch & Learn: Exploring The Many Facets of the Bible

Starting right from the “Beginning” a Weekly chance to explore the plain and hidden lessons of the Bible.

Tuesdays Beginning Nov. 8 Noon-1:30pm

Bring your own kosher dairy lunch.      Led by: Rabbi Konigsburg


BSBI Academy – Four week mini-courses in Judaica

Weekly classes on Tuesday evenings  7:30-8:30 pm

The Way To Understanding Israel

Exploring the History and Politics of Israel with Rabbi Konigsburg 

Begins Jan. 17, 2017

The Jewish Way To Stronger Personal Relationships

What Judaism has to teach us about our most intimate relationships with Rabbi Konigsburg

Begins Feb 14, 2017

The Way to the Jewish Mystical Tradition

What the Jewish Mystics teach us about God, who we are, and the meaning of life with Rabbi Konigsburg.

Begins March 14, 2017

To register for Lunch & Learn or BSBI Academy, use this link:  Lunch & Learn/BSBI Academy


For Adult Bar Mitzvah: Please contact Rabbi Konigsburg to register:

For IBJ: Please contact Rabbi Plavin to register: