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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 5784/2023-24 Class Schedule with descriptions here

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
Saturday: Parashat Hashavuah with Rabbi Danny Horwitz

Additional Clergy Programs

Ongoing classes throughout the year and learning opportunities with our Clergy in the community!

One Wednesday a the Month
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Brian Strauss - Ethical Questions that Impact All of Us. This volume brings into focus Jewish conversations about ethical questions that impact all of us: What do I owe my inner circle, and what do I owe to others? How do I maintain relationships with integrity when people wrong one another? How should I balance competing values when making a decision? What are the obligations of parents to children and vice versa?

Sat, July 13 2024 7 Tammuz 5784