Torah Study

Torah Study at Beth Israel

Our clergy lead Torah Study every Shabbat morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center. Congregants of all ages and interests discuss the weekly Torah portion, bringing their own ideas as well as those of various Torah commentators to the table. All are welcome and no advance knowledge or preparation is needed to participate. Torah texts, coffee and nosh are provided.

After Torah Study, worshipers may choose between two Shabbat morning worship experiences, both of which start at 10 a.m.:

  • Our Shabbat Morning Service, led by our Rabbis and Cantor, includes the celebration of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. This service is held in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.
  • Our lay-led Shabbat Service, known as the Minyan, is held in the Foster Family Chapel. The Minyan service features prayer, singing and Torah discussion in an informal setting.

All are welcome to participate in either Shabbat morning worship experiences.

URJ's Portion of the Week

The Union for Reform Judaism provides a study guide for the weekly Torah portion.

URJ's Ten Minutes of Torah

And, you may subscribe to receive "Ten Minutes of Torah" a one-page e-mail each day on a topic of Jewish interest. Be sure to list Beth Israel as your synagogue.

URJ's Family Shabbat Table Talk

Also available is Family Shabbat Table Talk, which provides parents and children an opportunity to follow the weekly Torah reading cycle along with questions geared for children and suggestions for deeper study geared toward sophisticated learners and those who wish to spend more time on the topic.