Adult Education

Contact: [email protected] or 216-831-6555



passover_q_a-3.pngPassover in the Pandemic:
Q & A with the Rabbis
Monday, March 23 • 12:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Do you have questions about how to deal with Passover in the midst of a pandemic? What's kosher for Passover and what if the store's kosher shelves are empty? Should I invite family, friends and others? We'll also share ideas to jazz up your seder with songs, games, activities, readings and ideas for study and discussion. Watch it on Facebook Live on Rabbi Weiss's page or on Zoom at or

Free Virtual JEWISH Learning Hours

List in formation, check back for updates for more classes and Zoom links!

What’s Nu? with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
Monday, March 23 • 10 am

Bible Study with Susan Wyner
Tuesday, March 24 • 10:30 am

The Weekly Torah Portion: Parshat Hashavua with Doron Kalir
Tuesday, March 24 • 12 pm

Conversational Hebrew with Rabbi Josh Foster
Tuesday, March 24 • 2  pm

Mishnah: The New Scripture with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky
Wednesday, March 25 • 10:30 am

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Thursday, March 26 • 12 pm

The How & Why of Jewish Rituals with Cantor Aaron Shifman
Friday, March 27 • 10 am

Come Learn Torah Trope with Rabbi Josh Foster
Friday, March 27 • 2 pm

Starbucks Bread & Torah with rotating teachers
Saturdays • 9 am

Kosher Fitness Workout with Rabbi Michael Ungar
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Mondays - Fridays • 1 pm

Nefesh Ha-Chaim - A Kabbalistic Look at the Nature of God, Humanity, and Everything with Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Tuesday, March 24 and then Mondays • 8:00 pm

virtual_lunch_and_learn.pngVirtual Lunch & Learn
Thursdays, March 26 & April 2 • 12 pm

Our regular Thursday Lunch & Learn in Beachwood will not meet in person during the coronavirus pandemic until further notice. However, class will meet with Rabbi Weiss virtually; his topic is Love in the Time of Coronavirus.

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now. Meeting ID: 180 233 619; Password: Halakhah. To connect by phone, call +19292056099,180233619#




Saturdays at 9:00 am

Gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! This week will be led by Rabbi Peter Haas on Zoom. Meeting ID: 979 212 512 or call +19292056099,979212512#






These programs have taken on a virtual life for now.  Please see above in the Free Virtual Jewish Learning Hours section.


Most Tuesdays from 10:30- 11:30 am in the Dennis Children's Library. Open to all. Join seasoned educator Susan Wyner for a close reading of the Torah featuring both English and Hebrew. Ability to read Hebrew helpful, but not required. Call the synagogue office (216-831-6555) to confirm for the week.


Every Saturday from 9:00 - 9:45 am in Gottlieb Auditorium. Engage in stimulating conversation, gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! This week will be led by Peter Haas on Zoom. Meeting ID: 979 212 512 or call ++19292056099,979212512# 


Thursdays • 12:10 - 1 pm
Weekly Lunch & Learn
Commerce Park IV (corner of Chagrin and Green) Room 130

Bring a brown bag lunch and join Rabbi Weiss or Rabbi Rudin-Luria for a lively study of Talmud and Responsa (Jewish Law) examining what Judaism has to say about contemporary issues. Topics covered include personal, business, legal and medical ethics as well as areas of Jewish belief and ritual. Each session is complete in itself. To be on the group’s mailing list, please contact the synagogue office.

Recent Events:


Marcus Leadership Guest Scholar Weekend with Rabbi Mike Uram
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4











Friday, May 3
7 pm Service led by Zamir Children’s Choir; Birthday Shabbat
8:15 pm There Is No Such Thing as the Jewish Community – How the old language we use to talk Jewish community hurts Jews and weakens Jewish organizations
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Saturday, May 4
9 am Services; Can Judaism Survive in the Age of Millennials? – How synagogues can adapt to remain vital in an ever-changing world
12 pm Congregational Lunch
1 pm Moving from Clubs to Networks – New ways of understanding community

View flier here.


Image result for father patrick desboisIn Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind The Holocaust by Bullets
with Father Patrick Desbois
Monday, February 4 • 7 pm • BJC


World-renowned French scholar, author and Catholic priest, Fr. Patrick Desbois, has been profiled on CBS News’ 60 Minutes where he discussed his mission to discover forgotten victims of the Holocaust whose bodies lie in unmarked mass graves in the former USSR.  He is a Professor at Georgetown University, where he is on the faculty for the Center for Jewish Civilization. He is President of Yahad – In Unum, a French organization founded in 2004 to locate the sites of mass graves of Jewish victims of the Nazi mobile killing units in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland and Moldova. Register here. For more infomation, contact Jan Rutsky (216-831-0700, ext. 1348). Free and open to the community.  View the flier here.

This program is part of the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival: The Next Chapter.  Sponsored by The Ida and Sam Zelwin Family Fund and B'nai Jeshurun Congregation.

Weingold Guest Scholar and Fall forum


Our annual Weingold Guest Scholar weekend brings bible scholars to the synagogue for a weekend of learning.  All lectures are free and open to the community.  Click here to view the list of past guest scholars.  This event is usually held in the Fall.

Our annual Weingold Fall Forum brings talented clergy and educators from our area for a mini-semester of Jewish learning on Thursday evenings; nominal fee.  Click here to view the 2018 list.

Both of these programs, as well as several other periodic adult education opportunities, are presented through the generosity of the Weingold Family.