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Adult Education

Adult Education at Temple Beth El is designed to create a center for Jewish learning in Northern Westchester that is relevant and meaningful. Our intent is to provide temple members and members of the community with the opportunity to participate in programs and courses on a variety of Jewish topics that are infused with excitement and diversity.

Click on each event below for additional program details and registration information.

2021 Programs

Bigotry in the Family: Traditional Viewpoints on The Biblical Case of Miriam Insulting of Moses’ Foreign Born Wife
with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
Saturday, January 23 at 10:30 am

Who Counts, Race and the Jewish Future
Laster Lecture Series Featuring Ilana Kaufman, Director of the Jews of Color Initiative
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm

American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Diversity and Dialogues
Bader Lecture Series Featuring Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 pm

Writings on The Holocaust and Israel
Bader Lecture Series Featuring Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 pm

The 14 Hinenis: Expanding our Willingness to Limit Ourselves and Respond to Others
with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Norma Cohen, Ph.D.
Sundays at 10:00 am, April 25, May 16 and May 23

Making Sense of the Situation In Israel
with Journalist Ben Sales of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency 
Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm

Previously Recorded 2020 Programs

The 2020 Election: What We Need to Understand about America and its Jewish Voters - A Nonpartisan Analysis of the Campaign and the Jewish Community
with Dr. Steven Windmueller
Sunday, October 25 at 11:00 am

Current Political Trends and What to Expect on Election Day: A Conversation
with Polling Expert, Ben Tulchin
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm

How to be Comfortable Having Uncomfortable Conversations
with Billy Planer, Founder of Etgar36 Social Justice and Civil Rights Trips
Sunday, November 1 at 9:30 am

Responding to Hate and Disinformation in Jewish Sources - Part 2
with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
Saturday, November 21 at 3:30 pm

Moving from Intentions to Results: How Do We Act Upon our Hopes Towards Justice?
with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith
Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 pm

Mon, May 17 2021 6 Sivan 5781