Adult Learning

At Beth El Temple Center, we believe in Lifelong Jewish Learning, and we strive, through our Adult Learning programs, to offer a wide range of learning opportunities to meet a variety of needs and interests for our congregants. We respect that everyone approaches Jewish learning from a different perspective, and we hope to help each of our members on their journey as an adult learner. To that end, we offer many types of programs, including traditional classroom study, speakers and lecturers, films, book discussions, Torah Study, Me’ah, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, monthly Shabbat Table Talks, and many special events. Classes are taught by clergy, lay leaders, outside speakers, congregants, and visiting scholars who share their expertise and insights to inform, inspire and enrich our lives. We invite you to join us and try a program (or two!). We welcome all participants who come to learn.

We will try to keep members of our community informed of Adult Learning opportunities and resources in the greater Boston Jewish community – there are quite rich offerings in and around our neighborhood, including Limmud Boston, new course offerings at Hebrew College at reduced prices, workshops and study sessions at Mayyim Hayyim, Kolot (A Study Series for Jewish Women), and many, many more!

We welcome your participation – not only in attending and participating in events, but in helping to plan them! The best way to ensure that we have programs that appeal to the widest group of congregants is for you to attend our meetings and give us your input! We meet once a month; meeting dates can be found on the Temple calendar.  Please contact Andrea Gwosdow with any questions and for the Zoom link to join our meetings.

Here's to a meaningful and enriching year of learning!  Come join us!


Did you miss some of our programs? You can watch them here.

Food Justice program

White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, & the Role of Jews in the Movement for Black Lives

facilitated by Greg Jobin-Leeds and Dove Kent

For more information about any of our programs, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]