Community Learning @ The Well

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.

Rabbinic Drinking: Learning Themes in Rabbinic Literature Through the Drinking Glass
Thursday, October 4 | 7:30 pm | Beth El Synagogue 

With Jordan D. Rosenblum; Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More information HERE


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. More information HERE

Considering Conversion?
Personal study opportunities available with Rabbi Alexander Davis


Introduction to Hebrew
Tuesday evenings, October – March
with Rachel Levitt

Master the basics of Hebrew reading.

Intermediate Hebrew
Winter 2019

    Watch more information on a Level II Hebrew course coming soon!


 The World to Come – Who Gets to Go?
Meets weekly on Sunday afternoon at 5:45 pm

Talmud study with Sherwood Malamud.  For more information, contact Sherwood.




Torah Study

Nosh & Drash: Study the weekly parasha (Torah reading) over lunch at Beth El with Rabbi Avi Olitzky. Alternating Mondays.

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

Torah on Tap: A gathering of Young Adults for learning and socializing with Rabbi Olitzky.



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