Adult Education

The great Talmudic sage, Ben Beg Bag, taught us that the words of the Torah are to be turned over and over again.  Simply put, we need to think, to read carefully, and to apply our own life experience to understand the words of our tradition. 

Congregation B’nai Yisrael is a home for our families to share their journey and to discover, create, and learn together.  Our adult education program offers every member of our community an opportunity to strengthen his or her Jewish identity through weekly, month, and yearly study opportunities.

Torah Study
Saturday Mornings, 8:45 a.m.  September-June
Every non-holiday Shabbat morning our clergy lead an informal, participatory discussion of the week’s Torah portion. You can come every week or just once in a while. Bring your breakfast and an open mind.

Times Square Torah with Rabbi Strom
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m., 1x/month
In midtown, NYC

Study in the Suburbs with Rabbi Strom
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m., 1x/month
At Congregation B’nai Yisrael

Women’s Torah Study with Melissa Cohavi, JID Director
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., 1x/month
Are you curious about the Torah? Do you want to learn more about Judaism but were afraid to ask? Then join CBY’s new Women‘s Torah Study group! We will study Torah and other Jewish texts together based upon interest. We will discuss the texts and look at how they relate to us in our 21st century lives today.