Upcoming Events
Shavuot May 19-21
Mah Jongg May 22
Intro to Kabbalah May 22
Knit & Knosh May 23
Adult Ed May 23
Talmud class May 24
Torah Yoga May 26
Mah Jongg May 29
Intro to Kabbalah May 29
Dinner Club May 29
Knit & Knosh May 30
Annual Congregational Meeting May 30
Talmud class May 31

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May 6, 13, 27

May 7, 14, 28

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Sunday: June 10
Monday: June 25

Sunday, May 20
Monday, May 21


Adult Education

Adult classes and discussion groups encourage the exploration of our Jewish heritage and spiritual growth through the study of Hebrew language, Chumash, Talmud, history and literature, topical issues of Jewish interest, prayer, holiday traditions and observance, and Jewish concepts based on Torah values.

There are numerous opportunities for adults to explore topics of secular and Judaic interest. New participants are welcome to join the study groups at any time. Call the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437 for meeting times and locations. All study groups are free of charge.

Special Events

Mussar Program: Beginning Oct. 22, this 20-week course explores what the Jewish tradition has to say about humility, gratitude equanimity, patience, order and honor, among others. Through small group study led by a trained facilitator, this program helps participants discover how to improve these qualities in their own lives. For more information, call the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437.

Introducation to Zohar and Kabbalah: Join Rabbi Hersh each Tuesday at
7 p.m. beginning Oct. 24 to learn about and discuss Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, and the Zohar, the text widely considered the most important work of Kabbalah.

Ongoing Events

Talmud Study: Join Rabbi Hersh each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and delve into the Talmud, a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. The Talmud contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including Halakha, Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, lore and other topics. It is the basis for all codes of Jewish law. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. View the flier.

Shoresh Lectures and Discussions: Join us each Wednesday for a lively discussion on the week's Torah portion and other topics of interest, led by Rabbi T.

Meet Rabbi "T"
Rabbi Tzvi Tuchman, assistant director of Shoresh, offers classes and monthly discussion groups on Judaic and secular topics. Recent class topics have focused on Talmudic insights into Passover and Purim, love and intimacy, leadership and terrorism. Rabbi T looks forward to lively discussions and debates, and welcomes all, regardless of background, to participate.