The following courses are offered weekly, or periodically throughout the year, and offer adults the opportunity to continue their education thru a wide range of topics and speakers. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Every Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Beit T'Fillah
The capstone of life-long learning at CBJ is this lively and sometimes intense weekly journey deep into the Torah landscape. Here, a growing group of Torah-explorers comes together every Saturday to travel the twists and turns verse by verse, guided by Rabbi Ezray and Bill Futornick. You’ll never look at Torah quite the same way again. Speaking is encouraged but not required! This group meets year-round, every week unless one of the High Holy Days falls on Shabbat morning.
Every Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Rabbi's Office
Every Monday a hardy group gathers to explore our traditions, sacred text, literature, and philosophy with Rabbi Ezray and Bill Futornick. This weekly tradition has become a “morning must” for the faithful group who spark debate or listen loudly every Monday morning. This class does not meet on Jewish and civil holidays when the CBJ office is closed.
On the second Friday evening of each month from October through June, a guest speaker follows the 6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service, in the Beit T'fillah.
October 2013: Leon Malmed, author of We Survived . . . At Last I Speak, in which Leon reveals his secret childhood and escape from the Holocaust
November 2013: Naama Koren, AIPAC Silicon Vally Leadership Management Director joins us to discuss her unique life experience and understanding of both the American pro-Israel community, as well as the Israeli-American community and how both help to grow AIPAC's outreach. She manages strategic affairs for AIPAC including community mobilization, pro-Israel activism, strategic planning, development and fundraising. Naama and her husband recently moved to the Bay Area from Israel, where she served a three year service as the commander in the Israeli Air Force before getting a Master's in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies at the IDC in Herzliya.