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Adult Education

Jewish Learning Project

The Jewish Learning Project (JLP) is Congregation Beth Yeshurun's Adult Learning Program. Our JLP sessions offer a variety of spiritual, intellectual, and stimulating topics for you to choose from. Sessions are held mostly on Sunday mornings and are open to the public and free of charge. (Some classes may have materials fees.)  For information contact Lisa Unsell, or call at 713-666-1881

View the complete 5782/2021-22 Class Schedule with descriptions here

Monthly Clergy Programs

On Thursdays, our Rabbis will host a Virtual learning opportunity!

First Thursday of the Month
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Brian Strauss - Come examine the Jewish take on a topic in the news today.

Second Thursday of the Month
Talking to God with Rabbi Steven Morgen - Understanding how and why our prayers were written in the way they were can give us a deeper appreciation of our worship services.

Fourth Thursday of the Month
Stuff You Never Learned in Hebrew School with Rabbi Sarah Fort - Explore topics off the beaten path that you might not know are part of our Jewish tradition and history.

Invitation to Judaism

At Beth Yeshurun, we have a program that enables newcomers to Judaism to learn the basics of our way of life, our way of thinking about God, and our way of looking at the world. The program is called An Invitation to Judaism, and is coordinated by Rabbi Steven Morgen. The program involves classes that are taught on Sunday mornings beginning in September and continuing through May. One hour is devoted to a topic of Jewish belief, history, or practice. A second hour is devoted to learning the Hebrew alphabet and word pronunciation.  

Books are required and available for purchase the first day of class.

Book List: Choosing a Jewish Life by Anita Diamant; To Life! by Harold Kushner; Essential Judaism - A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs and Rituals by George Robinson; Jewish Study Bible - Tankh Translation with commentary - Oxford; Jewish Literacy by Joseph Telushkin; We Jews and Jesus by Samuel Sandmel; Shalom Hebrew Primer (for required Hebrew class)

Morning Minyan Torah Study

After morning chapel services meet with clergy for discussions of topics of Jewish interest!

Tuesday: Wisdom of Torah with Rabbi Brian Strauss
Wednesday: Rabbi Steven Morgen
Thursday: Rabbi Sarah Fort
Friday: Cantor Meir Finkelstein
Saturday: Parashat Hashavuah with Rabbi Danny Horwitz

Sat, July 2 2022 3 Tammuz 5782