Adult Learning

Our adult learning is now on Zoom. Check our calendar for the latest schedule and your weekly email for the login information and special announcements. To get added to the weekly email list, contact the Temple office (bethelaugusta@gmail.com). We recommend everyone have a Torah at home. Contact us if you want to borrow one! 

Daf Yomi

In January 2020, we started learning a Talmud each week before Torah study. We meet at 10am to look at part of the Talmud from the last week of study. Some participants are studying on their own each week and some just join us on Saturday. There is no need to have any prior experience with Talmud study and all the texts are provided.

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  at 10:30am 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 (gpfels@aol.com) to learn more about how to join.