Lifelong Learning

We at Temple Beth AM are proud of our continuing adult Jewish learning opportunities.  We believe in Jewish adults becoming lifelong learners. Our Adult Education program provides opportunities to give our hearts to learning. Our adult learning program helps us in our collective and individual search for understanding and wisdom. Each year we  continue to offer a diverse learning program of interest to all.

There is no age limit or requirement for learning, except for an open mind.  The Life-Long Learning Program at TBA offers an opportunity for enrichment for congregants of all ages to participate in different activities that can stimulate an interest in Judaism, connect with a diverse membership population and provide a stimulating jumping off point for further learning.

In the past, we have participated in interesting activities such as a visit to the Yiddish Learning Center and attending a fascinating lecture about Forgotten Refugees told by a person who experienced the painful story as an eyewitness.  We like to attend movies related to Jewish issues too.

Several fascinating events and courses are being offered and prepared for 2018-2019
Rabbi Sobel’s Classes

Rabbi Sobel will be conducting adult B’nei Mitzvah classes, and I-Engage classes led by Rabbi Sobel.  In addition, we continue to support a monthly coffee and conversation once a month with Rabbi Sobel.  The members who attend these casual talks in the TBA library enjoy camaraderie as they discuss various current issues that are of interest to all while enjoying a bag lunch.  These meaningful conversations are open to all and there is no fee and no reservation required.  Anyone who is available during the day is welcome to join.                    

Rabbi’s Coffees

A monthly opportunity to join Rabbi Sharon Sobel in Discussion

Join Rabbi Sobel each month in an informal setting in the Temple Library to discuss a current topic of interest to you. 

No course fee and no reservations required.  Just drop in on time, for any session.

The Rabbi’s Coffees will be offered on the following dates:

October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 14, March 21, April 11, and May 16.

All discussions are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring a bag lunch!


Rabbi Emeritus Donald M. Splansky will lead an afternoon Study Session on Yom Kippur.  Please seen High Holiday Mailing for more information.


Visit to Mayyim Hayyim Mikvah

For the coming year, plans are already in place for a trip to Mayyim Hayyim on October 14th.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for members to learn about this mikvah and learning facility located in Newton.  There will be a small entrance fee and the visit will include a tour and educational program.  This will be a terrific learning experience for all.  Watch for more details shortly.  Please save this date on your calendars


Rabbi Splansky Class

A tremendous plus for TBA are the classes taught by our Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Donald M. Splansky.  There will be 4 classes on Wednesday evenings, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, October 24th. The book that will be used this term (the same book as last year) is “The People and the Books,” by Adam Kirsch.  This term, the topics will be “Four Maverick Great Jewish Books.” These classes are always interesting and require registration.  There will be a fee for registration and attendees are asked to read designated chapters before each class.  Call the Temple office for registration:  508-872 8300. 

Rabbi Splansky will also offer a study session for Yom Kippur Afternoon.  The topic will be “new Perspectives on the “Book of Jonah.”


We are hoping to add new programs and activities as well as new members with ideas for this group.  For example, how many of you would like to visit one of the best WWII museums in the world located right here in Natick? What ideas do you have to enhance the adult learning experience at TBA?

Contact the co-chairs:

Barbara Sands at or
Cynthia Roll     We would love to hear from you and have you join us!