Adult Learning

“Who is wise? One who learns from all” - The Talmud 

2017-18: "The Year Of Taking Care"

This year's adult education program centers around the theme of "Taking Care": how we take care of ourselves, our families, each other, our communities, and our world. See the events below, and look for updates throughout the year.

Success Stories from Law, Science and Religion in Complicated Times

Sunday, November 5, 10:00am

It’s not all bad news. Hear about people who are fighting back and winning in tough times, and how you can take part ! A discussion with Robin Radner, Attorney at Law.

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ADL's Robert Trestan On Anti-Semitism

Friday, November 10, 7:30pm

Join us as we welcome Robert Trestan, New England's ADL Director, as guest speaker at our Friday evening service, as he speaks about the current atmosphere of extremism and anti-semitism in our country.

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Wise Aging

Monday, December 4th, 9:30am (part 1 of 3)

Rabbi Lisa Eiduson will lead a three-part workshop on "Wise Aging". Learn how to navigate the challenges of aging to find joy and meaning in your life. 

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Jewish Genealogy


Jewish Characters in Fiction

Previous Programs

Past offerings have included:

  • Israeli Dancing, Drumming 
  • Torah Yoga
  • Who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus?
  • Science Requires God
  • Talit Making
  • Challah baking and Jewish cooking
  • Jewish Characters in Fiction
  • Boston by Foot Walking Tour of Jewish Brookline
  • Ethical Wills
  • Movie nights with discussion
  • Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Forbidden Fruit: The Impact of Religious Freedom Claims on Science and Education
  • Jewish Geneology
  • Jewish Humor

Come Learn with us

We offer a warm, friendly and casual setting for learning with others. When participating in Adult Learning at B’nai Torah, you will be connecting to a community of active learners. Choose from a selection of subjects and formats that are offered: ongoing classes, lectures, arts and film events, current events, the Book Group series, Torah Study, and more. Most programs are offered free of charge to CBT members. Where fees do apply, they are noted in the program description.

The Adult Learning Committee welcomes your involvement. Share your expertise, interests, and special skills with us. Sign up to volunteer and come explore with us! 

For more information, contact Adult Learning co-chairpersons Jane Golder and Diane Judem at [email protected].

Challah Baking Workshop