Adult Learning

Torah Study

We are a community that loves learning — in a synagogue with fewer than 110 families, we regularly have 15 people show up for Torah Study on Saturday mornings. Rabbi Asch leads us as we read, discuss, question, argue, and explore the richness and complexity of the Torah and other foundational texts of Judaism. All are welcome to attend and to join us for Shabbat lunch after Torah study. 


Soup and Study

This popular monthly study features a variety of topics from bikkur holim (caring for the sick) to Reform Responsa to High Holiday texts. It always has lively discussion, as well as soup, salad and fruit from Bagel Mainea. Be sure to RSVP for this program we will have enough soup!

Book Club

Conceived and coordinated by congregants Nancy Ross and Gail Fels, the Temple Beth El Book Club meets every other month to discuss a book with Jewish themes or values. Past books include Lucette Lagnado’s The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World and Amos Oz’s Between Friends. Please email Gail ( to learn more about how to join.