We at Temple Beth AM are proud of our continuing adult Jewish learning opportunities.  We believe in Jewish adults becoming lifelong learners. Our Adult Education program provides opportunities to give our hearts to learning. Our adult learning program helps us in our collective and individual search for understanding and wisdom. Each year we  continue to offer a diverse learning program of interest to all.


Several fascinating events and courses are being offered and prepared for 2017-2018

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NEW Course:  Great Jewish Books

This course will meet on four Wednesday evenings, 7:15-9:00 P.M., on Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, and Dec. 6, 2017.  It will use the book, THE PEOPLE AND THE BOOKS, by Adam Kirsch (W. W. Norton & Co., 2016). Each student must get the book and bring it to class.  Each session will deal with a different chapter concerning a great book of Jewish history: Josephus’s THE JEWISH WAR, the early rabbis’ PIRKEI AVOT, Yehuda Halevi’s KUZARI, and Maimonides’s THE GUIDE OF THE PERPLEXED.  (Note: Rabbi Splansky is planning to use this book again in the course offering in the fall of 2018 for later great Jewish books.)  Whether or not you are versed in Jewish history or philosophy, this is the course for you as an introduction to major Jewish ideas.

  • The book, The People and the Book, can be found at Barnes and Noble, or at a discount, both new or used at Amazon.com
  • The Course fee is: $36
  • Reservations are required. Please call the office to reserve a seat for this course

                                Taught by our own, Rabbi Emeritus Donald M. Splansky

 Rabbi's Coffees

A monthly opportunity to join Rabbi Sharon Sobel in Discussion

Join Rabbi Sobel each month in an informal setting in the Temple Library to discuss a current topic of interest to you. 

No course fee and no reservations required.  Just drop in on time, for any session.

The Rabbi’s Coffees will be offered on the following dates:

October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 14, March 21, April 11, and May 16.

All discussions are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring a bag lunch!


Rabbi Emeritus Donald M. Splansky will also hold an afternoon Study Session on Yom Kippur.  More details will follow.


We are working on more interesting opportunities to for you to learn and enjoy. Some of the suggested trips we are looking at are to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst and Mayyim Hayyim in Newton.  We are open to new ideas and would love to hear from you. Better yet, join our Lifelong Learning committee and be a part of this fun planning venture!

Please contact Co-Chairwomen:  Barbara Sands      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      or Cynthia Roll     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.