Adult Education

Lifelong Learning

Learning at Temple Beth David is about: acquiring wisdom, empowering the individual, cultivating community, taking responsibility and making meaning. Our lifelong learning engagement opportunities attempt to provide the individual with all these skills. Our programming ranges from formal learning opportunities to social get togethers. We hope to see you here throughout the year.

A message from Rabbi Ellenson

“Two people who are sitting together and there are words of Torah between them, the Divine Presence resides between them” (Pirkei Avot 3:1). When we engage in study within a Jewish context we provide the opportunity for ourselves and others to bring divinity into our lives and the lives of those around us. Learning at Temple Beth David is not about what to think, but rather is about how to think. Judaism provides a unique way of looking at the world. Come explore that way with one of our many learning opportunities this year.

All the best,

Rabbi Micah Ellenson

Class Offerings


Prayerbook Hebrew for Beginners

Have you always wanted to read what it says in the prayer book? Have you wanted to understand what the Hebrew says? Have you wanted to know how to say things in Hebrew? Join Rabbi Micah and Jodi Harris as we explore the prayer book and learn to read Hebrew.

  • Temple Beth David
  • First Friday night of the month from 5pm-6pm
  • No RSVP required

Judaism is a religion heavily rooted in intellectualism. However, there is also a mystical side to Judaism known as Kabbalah. In this class we will study Torah from one of the modern masters of Jewish Mysticism, Rabbi Arthur Green, from his Torah commentary “Speaking Torah.” No experience necessary, just an open mind, open heart and openness to learning.

  • Temple Beth David
  • 4th Wednesday of every month from 7pm-9pm
  • Free
  • We will be using the text “Speaking Torah” by Dr. Arthur Green

Join Rabbi Micah in the TBD Social Hall for some learning, lunch and conversation as we explore different Jewish texts and their meanings.

  • Temple Beth David
  • Weekly Thursdays from 12pm-1pm
  • Bring your lunch!

Weekly Torah Study

Join the best book club in town! Our weekly Torah reading is fun, engaging and great conversation.

  • Temple Beth David
  • Saturdays 8:45am-10am
  • Free
  • Coffee and bagels are provided

Please consider donating to our Education Fund.