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.
To register online, scroll down to the form on the bottom of this page. To pay by check, mail this form along with a check made out to BSBI to the office at 400 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040. You can also bring your registration form and payment with you to classes that meet on days other than Shabbat.
Weekly classes on Tuesdays, Noon-1:30pm. Beginning Nov. 7, 2017. Led by Rabbi Konigsburg
Starting with Genesis, a weekly chance to explore the plain and hidden lessons of the Bible. Bring your own kosher dairy lunch
Weekly classes on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 pm. Led by Rabbi Konigsburg.
**Date and time will be changing. Please contact Cantor Bolts if you are interested in participating.**
Led by Cantor Bolts. These courses will cover both the “why” and the “how” of traditional synagogue chant.
Led by Cantor Bolts and Rabbi Konigsburg
Never had the chance to lead a service or chant and Haftarah? If you can read Hebrew then this will open the service to you as you prepare with your class to take on the spiritual responsibilities of Judaism. We will work together to find the time and location for learning. To register for the Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, contact Rabbi Konigsburg at email@example.com or Cantor Bolts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday nights, 7:30 pm
Jan. 22, 2018: Puzzles and Paradoxes, Reason and Faith
Jan. 29, 2018: Maimonides: Religious Philosopher or Philosopher of Religion?
Feb. 5, 2018: The Idea(s) of Zionism
Snow date: Feb. 12
With Dr, Andrew Pessin, Professor of Philosophy, Connecticut College. Registration details coming soon!
March 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Dr. Holtz will discuss his new book, Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.
Two Worlds of America’s Jewish Women with Dr. Pamela Nadell Professor and Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s & Gender History, American University; President, Association for Jewish Studies
April 20 & 21, 2017
Living in New York, and in cities like Hartford, CT. two groups of Jewish women who proudly called themselves American Jewesses and their distant cousins from Poland and Russia lived parallel lives. Making homes just miles apart, they inhabit two different worlds. Why their worlds diverged and where they met are the themes for this Torah Study Shabbat.
Registration forms for our Spring 2018 Lectures will be sent in upcoming bulletins & available online.
Begins October 20, 2017 and continues through April 27, 2018. Meets Thursday nights, 7:35 – 9:15 PM at BSBI and other local synagogues. Led by Rabbi Richard Plavin and other Hartford areas Conservative rabbis
This course is an overview of Jewish culture, religion, values, and rituals. It will be appropriate for Jews who want to supplement their knowledge and for non-Jews who want to better understand Judaism. This course will fulfill the academic learning portion of a process for conversion to Judaism. There is also a connected but separate Beginners Hebrew class associated with this series beginning in December.
Fee: $295 per participant. Significant Others, Full time students and BSBI members will receive a 50% discount. For more information and to register, go to http://www.ibjewish.org/.