Congregation B’nai Israel’s CBI Inspires Adult Learning offers stimulating lectures by noted guests and our clergy, thought provoking classes in our Lunch & Learn programs, and insightful adult religious education opportunities with knowledgeable faculty. With both single and multi-session opportunities, these programs offer something for everyone. We welcome both members and non-members and classes are not only affordable but fun and educational!

This year, we are again offering courses through The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in collaboration with B’nai Torah Congregation. The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is the largest pluralistic adult Jewish education network in the world. With 50 locations in North America, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, the Melton School sets the standard for high-quality, text-based, interactive Jewish study by offering a world-class curriculum that informs and inspires adult learners from all knowledge-levels and backgrounds.

If you would like to learn more about our Adult Learning offerings, please contact our Programming Coordinator, Minda Shaiman.


The Morality of the Death Penalty

with Dr. Leonard Berkowitz

Monday, October 22, 2018
11:00 AM
Joel S. Nadel Board Room

Capital Punishment remains one of the most controversial issues of our judicial system. Proponents of capital punishment claim that justice requires that murderers be put to death. They also argue that capital punishment saves lives by deterring potential murderers. Opponents insist that the death penalty does not prevent murders and that the justice argument is fatally flawed. They also point out that our necessarily imperfect justice system results in innocent people being convicted and sentenced to death. In this two-session program we will explore the arguments for and against the death penalty to determine where the truth lies. Is the death penalty morally justified?
To Register for this event please contact Minda Shaiman at 561.241.8118


Melton Classes:

Jewish Denominations with Rabbi Robert Silvers
This 10-week course will meet on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Classes begin January 10.

To Register and pay course fee or learn about all of the Melton Classes being offered in Palm Beach County, click here or contact Penina Bredoff or call at 561.392.8566. Fees apply to both members and non-members of CBI. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Women’s Torah Commentary:

with Rabbi Allison Cohen

Thursdays
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Joel S. Nadel Board Room

Come learn the text of the weekly Torah portion from the perspective of some of the world’s best Women Authors, Rabbis, and Scholars. Connect and share with a wonderful group of intelligent women and learn how these texts relate to our own personal spiritual journeys.

To learn about the Women’s Torah Commentary or to register please contact Natalie Matus or call at  561.922.8974.


Adult B’nai Mitzvah Program:

with Rabbi Allison Cohen

Mondays
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Room 302

It’s never too late to “become” a bar/bat mitzvah!
This is a year program of studying Hebrew and Judaics that will culminate in an Adult B’nai Mitzvah service. No Hebrew experience is needed.

To learn about the Adult B’nai Mitzvah Program or to register please contact Natalie Matus or call at  561.922.8974.