Ongoing Drop-In Courses

Yearlong drop-in classes are offered without a fee, with no registration required, including:

  • Torah Study: Shabbat morning at 9:00-10:00 a.m. prior to services. The capstone of lifelong 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!
  • Mondays with Meaning: Text Study with CBJ clergy. Mondays at 10:30-11:30 a.m. We are studying Pirkei Avot, or Ethics of the Fathers – two-thousand year old wisdom that transcends generations.
  • Ongoing Adult Learning: Weekly on Wednesday from 11:00 am-12:00 noon
    An ongoing group of Torah study each week with Bill. Currently reading the book of Kings. No previous experience necessary. Join us!
  • Maimonides Class: On Wednesdays, Rabbi Ilana is guiding this class in studying the philosophy of Maimonides, as laid out in his essay “Introduction to Perek Chelek”.  Working with the original text in Hebrew, the class is both a lesson in Hebrew language and medieval philosophy.
  • Book Clubs:  The Women’s Book Group meets monthly at 7:30-9:00 p.m. Check our calendar for the next date.


Cyclical Classes

Year Long cyclical classes are offered with both a fee and registration, including:

  • Beginning Hebrew – Wednesdays at 7:00-8:15 p.m. The class will study Hebrew reading and writing, learning the Alef-Bet, and understanding the meaning of prayers through the study of the Hebrew roots meaning and tradition. The class will be taught by Esti Ben David. Fee is $115 for CBJ members, payable to Esti.
  • Adult B’nai Mitzvah – Begins Monday October 15thWeekly on Mondays from 5:30 – 7:30

    A 2 – 3 year course of study with Rabbi Ezray, Cantor Barbara and Bill Futornick.  The class studies mitzvot, prayer, holidays, synagogue skills, history, life cycle and theology in depth.

    For anyone who wishes to deepen their sense of Judaism, whether you had a bar or bat mitzvah at age 13 or not. The program culminates in a Shabbat morning service together.