Temple Beth-El

Adult Education

Temple Beth-El routinely offers a variety of adult education courses on a range of topics including current events, historical reference, and Hebrew language.

All courses are also listed on our calendar.


Judaism’s Spiritual Vocabulary: Discovering Meaning in the Siddur (Thursdays following morning Minyan)

Class meets weekly on an ongoing basis.

9:15-10:15 a.m. IN PERSON AND ONLINE

The prayers in the siddur are the spiritual vocabulary of the Jewish people: they help us praise and thank God in times of joy, lament and mourn in times of sadness, and give us words to speak when our own words fail us. Like other forms of poetry, our prayerbook uses vivid imagery to stir our emotions, affirm the majesty and mystery of life, and attempt to express the inexpressible. In this class, Rabbi Stoller will guide us in exploring the siddur in all its many facets: its structure, its language, its history and evolution, and its relevance as a living spiritual vocabulary for our own lives.  

Bagels and coffee will be served.

To register, call 516-487-0900.

Previous sessions may be viewed with the links below:

March 30, 2023

March 23, 2023

March 16, 2023

March 9, 2023

March 2, 2023

February 16, 2023

February 9, 2023

February 2, 2023

January 26, 2023

January 19, 2023

January 12, 2023

January 5, 2023

December 22, 2022

December 8, 2022

December 1, 2022

November 17, 2022

November 10, 2022

November 3, 2022

October 20, 2022

October 13, 2022 part 1

October 13, 2022 part 2