Adult Learning for You

Learning for Jews throughout the centuries has been one of the primary means of forming and sustaining community. Temple Beth Torah has long maintained an active in person lifelong learning program. We believe face-to-face learning not only offers the most stimulating and engaging learning experience, but also allows us to form and maintain the bonds of true Jewish community. Beyond the “content only” experience of online options, we strive to offer face-to-face classes that allow relationships to form and learning communities to thrive. We invite you to peruse our offerings.

Please join us in person or virtually, bring a friend, make a friend, and expand your horizons this year.  

Cliff Wilcox, PhD
Director of Education and Operations



Shabbat Book Discussion

Saturday, March 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
TBT Library
Led by Adam Kaiserman

Please bring a dairy contribution to our potluck lunch

With The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store James McBride spins a tale of just how vital communities can be.  We’re in Chicken Hill, a small town in Pennsylvania, where Black, Jewish, and European immigrants, rich and poor, old and young, collide—defending, fighting, entertaining, feeding, and sheltering one another.  


“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review



Qigong Classes

Led by Fredda Leiter
Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Meister Hall

Qigong is a form of mind-body exercise. Qi means energy and gong means to cultivate.

Fredda has practiced Qigong and Taiichi since 2012, has trained in the discipline extensively and intensively, and has taught classes in person and on Zoom since 2015.

She has found that Qigong is a wonderful way to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as enhancing breathing. The discipline helps students to feel grounded and keeps their minds active and sharp. It’s also a nice way to spend time with other people!

The goal is all gain and no pain. Your safety and comfort are important….and most important is to smile and have fun!

To participate, you must be able to stand for about 30 minutes; we will also be seated for part of the time. Please wear sneakers or other comfortable shoes and bring water.

There is a waiver to sign; you can find this online or in the TBT office. Please bring the signed form to the first class.

Looking forward to practicing with you!