Upcoming Events
Knit & Knosh July 19
Shabbat in the Park July 21
Rosh Chodesh group July 25
Knit & Knosh July 26
Talmud class July 27
Dinner club July 27
Yedid Nefesh July 28
Mussar July 30

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July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

July 3, 10, 17, 24

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

Sunday, Aug. 20
Monday, Aug. 14

Monday, July 31


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 (including Yiddish stories), 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

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice: Rabbi Hersh will lead this unique opportunity to study the sources of Jewish ethics in their original form and learn how we can apply them today. Each of the 12 Tuesday evening sessions will include a short video lecture featuring JTS faculty and other expert scholars, text study and guided group discussions. Participants must pre-register by Tuesday, Nov. 15. For more information, view the flier.

Mussar Program: 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.

Ongoing Events

Conversational Hebrew: Introducing an informal way to practice your conversational Hebrew! Join other Hebrew speakers once a month for an hour of conversation. Note that there will be no instruction, just a chance to use it so you don't lose it! The group will meet Sunday mornings form 10 to 11 a.m. or on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

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 hstory, 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.