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All presenters are TBZ members.
 Pre Registration recommended


The lifelong Jewish learning initiatives at Temple Beth Zion (TBZ) have been a hallmark of the congregation since its rejuvenation over 20 years ago. Our overall goal is to create literate Jews who are acquainted with the multifaceted and broad parameters of Jewish learning.

Whether it’s a weekly Mussar (character development) class; a semester long Wise Aging exploration; a monthly course on engaging with Israel; individual TBZ Talks; three-session courses, and day long study experiences, TBZ is blessed to utilize the marvelous reservoir of talent among our members. Our Rabbis and the professional academics in our shul, as well as lay experts in specific areas, help us to learn together and build community.

The Adult Education effort often partners with other TBZ groups to present special events that encourage our curiosity and provide us with a stronger basis for entering the millennial Jewish conversation. To that end, we are offering an assortment of stimulating and thought-provoking three week courses, monthly encounters and special events.

Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Course Offerings


  • Becoming a Soulful Parent
    Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 7:30- 9 pm 
    in the Brookline/Newton area, exact location TBA

    Being a parent is awe-inspiring and joyful. It is also exhausting, humbling, lonely, and at times deeply frustrating! If you are like me, and feel like you could use more support moving forward on the longest, uncharted journey of your life, please join us for this Becoming a Soulful Parent Workshop.  

    In this interactive workshop we will draw on ancient Jewish texts that challenge us to embrace the mystery of our children, recognizing that they are not “mini-me’s.” Each class will include a mixture of text study, personal sharing, journaling and drawing. There will be food and drink and time to schmooze as well. If you are raising your children in partnership I encourage you to come make a “spiritual date” of it and come together. It’s a great way to reconnect with why you embarked on this crazy and amazing journey together in the first place! This class is best suited for parents of children ages 5 and up.

    Facilitated by Ilana Margalit, longtime TBZ member. As a mother, she tries as best as she is able to see her children clearly so she can respond to their ever changing needs from moment to moment, year to year. Ilana is also a nourishment counselor, licensed acupuncturist and a certified Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N family wellness coach.
    Register here

  • Olam Chesed Yibaneh: Building a Community of Hesed with Rav Claudia
    Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10

    We know that we are supposed to care for the sick and comfort mourners, and many other acts of chesed, lovingkindness, but how do we do this in a Jewish way? Together we’ll learn the textual sources and grapple with these mitzvot in our own lives and as we build community at TBZ. 
    Register here

Sun, January 26 2020 29 Tevet 5780