Adult Education

Currently all offerings are being presented via Zoom, please contact the office for details.  We look forward to returning to in-person learning of the type listed below and will update this page when that occurs.

Book Discussion Group
In 5782 we’re partnering with Temple Beth El of City Island on a joint book discussion group for our two communities, led by Rabbi Pamela Gottfried.
Dates: November 7th, December 5th, January 9th, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, and May 8th. To sign up, email the office.
Books: The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick; Traveling Heavy by Ruth Behar; People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present, essays by Dara Horn; Small Island: A Novel by Andrea Levy; Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte Mcconaghy; The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman; and The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen.
R. Pamela is Scholar-In-Residence at The Weber School and is facilitator of a Jewish Women’s Book Club now in its 13th year of reading together. Believing the essential meaning of rabbi is “my teacher,” she has taught students of all ages in churches, colleges, community centers, mosques, retreat centers, schools, summer camps, and synagogues. As an artist, she often incorporates creative expression and message-driven art in her teaching. She is the author of Found in Translation: Common Words of Uncommon Wisdom, and is currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction
Guest Speakers
From time to time we present guest speaker, book readings, lectures, etc.
CBI Library
Our library has a large collection of books of a variety of topics. Members may sign out books for free.
Journey Into Judaism
Rabbi Rachel teaches her popular Journey Into Judaism class most years. Learn more about that here.
Torah Study
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11 for Torah study after services (or: join us at 9:30 am for services, and then for Torah study!). Please note that sometimes Torah study is folded in to the service; we’ll try to indicate in announcements when that’s going to be the case.