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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.

2019-2020 Continuing Education brochure coming soon.

Lunch & Learn: Exploring the Many Facets of the Bible

Lunch and Learn will begin again on October 29, 2019

Instructor: Rabbi Konigsburg

Starting with Genesis, a weekly chance to explore the plain and hidden lessons of the Bible.

Bring your own kosher dairy lunch

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BSBI Academy

Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30 pm

Instructor: Rabbi Konigsburg

BSBI Academy will begin again on October 29, 2019

*$10 per class or $50 Hall Pass*

*For Lunch and Learn and BSBI Academy series: You may attend any of these sessions for $10 per class or purchase a Hall Pass to attend as many as you want. The pass is $50 per person, $75 if you sign up with a study partner. You may register in advance or just show up with your payment. One pass is good for both series.

Torah Study Shabbat

Spirituality and The Brain: How Judaism Can Bring Us Peace Of Mind

June 5-6, 2020



Fees: TBA

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Embracing Judaism

Instructor: Rabbi Richard Plavin and other Hartford areas Conservative rabbis

Begins October 18, 2018

Meets Thursday nights, 7:35 – 9:15 PM

At Beth El Temple in West Hartford

Whether you want to reboot your Judaism, satisfy your intellectual curiosity or consider Judaism as a new faith, you are invited to delve into the richness of the Jewish heritage.

Fee: This Program is offered in three semesters that can be taken in any order. Registration is $75 per semester. Student registering for all 18 sessions will pay $180.  Significant Others, Full time students and IBJ Alumni will receive a 50% discount.



For more information and to register, go to

There is also a connected but separate Beginners Hebrew class associated with this series beginning in December. 

For complete information on this course, contact Rabbi Plavin at 860-573-4503, or email him at 

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Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah

 If you can read Hebrew then this will open the service to you as you prepare HaftaraNever had the chance to lead a service or chant an with your class to take on the spiritual responsibilities of Judaism. Led by Cantor Bolts and Rabbi Konigsburg, we will work together to find the time and location for learning.

To register for the Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, contact Rabbi Konigsburg at or Cantor Bolts at

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Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779