This is only a handful of our Adult Education programs offered at TBY. To learn more or suggest a program, email Adult Ed Chair Ellen Phillips by CLICKING HERE

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Each time we study Torah, we find something new in its verses... and in ourselves. Each week, led by Rabbi Zylberman or Rabbi Gevurtz, an enthusiastic group examines the parashat hashavuah (weekly Torah portion) and discusses its meaning and relevance through the use of traditional commentaries, personal reflection, and lively debate. This Torah study is for everyone — no previous background or knowledge of Hebrew is required! Come one time — or every week! Join us, as we discover and re-discover the timeless teachings in our Torah.

When JCAL is in session, join Rabbi Zylberman for different discussions about Judaism, Israel, and life in general. This is open to everyone, not just JCAL parents. Check your weekly eScribe to see the week's topics or if you have one you would like to discuss, join us!

TBY Book Club gives us the opportunity to dive deep into the works of Jewish novelists, historians, and poets that reveal the nefesh - soul behind Jewish life. Click on the image above to see the selections for 5778. Check back soon to see the book selections for 5779!


This course teaches how to read the Hebrew prayers for a Friday Evening Shabbat service and follow it in the "Custom of the Place" of Temple Bat Yahm. The course teaches the rubric of prayer and the various sections of the Shabbat service. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4-6PM in the Marcus Library, according to the temple master calendar. Currently the class is closed for new students until next year. However, please contact the teacher, David Zarnow (, for evaluation or if you have a group for a new class.

Temple Bat Yahm has a variety of life-enriching programs to encourage the desire for study and adult Jewish learning. TBY strives to create relevant, engaging and dynamic opportunities for adult learners of all ages, working with clergy and professional staff to develop a thoughtful, varied program of courses, lectures and events that are offered throughout the year.