Adult Education

Jewish learning is at the heart of our communal and spiritual life at Beth El. We strive to provide enriching and inspiring educational opportunities, no matter your background or experience. Our vision for adult education is to foster a culture of learning that enables every member of our community to become a seeker of Jewish wisdom. 

Our learning programs are funded by The Yvette and Herman Gordon Century Fund for Adult Teaching and Learning. Please consider making a contribution to this fund to enhance our adult education programs here

Open Beit Midrash Intensive

All of our Open Beit Midrash Intensive classes are taught by our clergy team. Classes are taught on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. These sessions take place in person and on zoom. You can join online here


Open Beit Midrash Monthly Scholar Series

Our Monthly Scholar Series are taught by distinguished scholars in the field, we seek to provide rich learning opportunities for all members and guests, a light dinner is served. These events are in person and recorded only (not livestreamed).

To sponsor a future scholar series event in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, click here.

Upcoming Scholars Series:

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat: Navigating Deep Crisis as a People with Dr. Masua Sagiv: Friday, April 12 and Saturday April 13. Full schedule here. Register for the dinner here.

Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm: Open Beit Midrash Scholar Series: Judaism Is About Love with Rabbi Shai Held (In Person). Register here.


Daytime Learning

Daytime learning occurs between the hours of 12pm to 1pm in the designated month of learning. Check back here for upcoming learning opportunities. Our next scheduled daytime learning series will be taught by Rabbi Kenter.

Contact Us

To learn more about upcoming adult education opportunities at Beth El or for resources and suggestions for your own course of study, please contact Rabbi Zachary Sitkin at or 914-235-2700, ext. 338.