Jewish and Israel Studies

The rabbis teach that the Torah has seventy faces. It is no wonder, then, why Torah is studied in community. For, sitting face to face b’chevruta- with a study partner who pushes us to probe deeply, think critically and listen carefully- we glimpse the face God among the many faces of Torah

For many, Israel is a tremendous source of pride. It is a place where they feel most connected. Studying Israel’s history and significance only strengthens that tie. On the other hand, increasingly, a younger generation is reexamining its relationship with the State. Developing a mature, honest, love of the Jewish homeland starts with learning.

Introduction and Conversion to Judaism
Tuesday Evenings, weekly September – May
With Rabbi Davis

Introduces participants to central Jewish Beliefs, practices and texts as well as to the history of the Jewish people in an engaging, accessible environment.  This class is taught in cooperation with Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Sharei Chesed Congregation. Contact Rabbi Davis for more information at

Considering Conversion?
Personal study opportunities available with Rabbi Alexander Davis

Introduction to Hebrew
Tuesday evenings, October – March

Master the basics of Hebrew reading.



Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class

This two-year course will split its time between Hebrew language (modern and liturgical) and Siddur skills such as reading and understanding prayers and their choreography. We will also learn to chant Torah and Haftarah.  At the end of the course, we reaffirm our commitment to Kewish tradition and the Beth El community by leadin parts of a Shabbat morning service as a group as we become adult B’nai Mitzvah.

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Torah Study:

Study Groups: Monthly  Study groups with Rabbi Davis are a way to set aside time to learn amidst the company of friends.


For more information on any of these programs, please contact Liz Rappaport at or 952.873.7314.