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Adult Education 


Fulfilling its mission of being a Bet Midrash, a house of study, Temple Bat Yam encourages lifelong Jewish study through adult education classes.  Students explore our rich Jewish culture and heritage, uncovering new appreciation for their Jewish identity and traditions..


Pirkei Avot - Tuesday mornings, 10:30 am -12:00 pm

No background is required.  In this weekly discussion, Rabbi Spey will lead a conversation based upon traditional text of our tradition, including Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud,  from an ethical, moral, theological and social perspective. 

There is no charge for these classes, but students may need to purchase books, depending on which text(s) are selected for study. Registration not required. the course is open to the community.


Talmud Class  - Thursday morning, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom link to Class 

Thursday mornings, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

A discussion of Talmudic interpretations of Jewish law.  Studying the Talmud from a modern perspective, led by Rabbi Spey.

Monday Evening Adult Education Courses

Zoom link to Class

Introduction to Judaism (Year 1) 6:30 to 7:30 pm

First Trimester: 10/24, 31, 11/7, 14, 28, 12/5, 12/12

Second Trimester: 1/9, 23, 30, 2/6 13, 27, 3/13, 20, 27

Third Trimester: 4/3, 17, 24, 5/1, 8, 15, 22, 6/5

No background is required. In this discussion-based course, Rabbi Spey leads an exploration of the basics of Jewish history, literature, belief, and practice. It may be of particular interest to anyone wishing to enrich their understanding of Judaism from an adult perspective, those considering joining the Jewish people through the process of conversion, and couples, including those in interfaith relationships, desiring to deepen their understanding and enhance the Jewish components of their family life. 

Introduction to Reading Hebrew (Year 1) 7:30 to 8:30

First Trimester: 10/24, 31, 11/7, 14, 28, 12/5, 12/12

Second Trimester: 1/9, 23, 30, 2/6 13, 27, 3/13, 20, 27

Third Trimester: 4/3, 17, 24, 5/1, 8, 15, 22, 6/5

No background is required. You will begin to learn the alef-bet and some basic Hebrew vocabulary words during the first trimester. Each succeeding trimester, you will learn more Hebrew and become a more fluent reader. By the time you complete the third trimester, you will be reading basic prayers from the prayerbook with some understanding.

Call the Temple office at 954-928-0410 for more information and to register.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Adults who never experienced the time-honored rite of passage as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah are invited to join the Adult B’nai Mitzvah program. Participation is limited to Temple members.

Year Two's Curriculum will help prepare those individuals who wish to work toward becoming an adult Brit Mitzvah or Confirmand.

Shabbat Worship and Torah Study

TBY’s Best Kept Secret!
by Elissa Mogilefsky
After my mother Ruth died, I decided that during the month of shloshim, I would attend Saturday morning services at TBY to say Kaddish in addition to attending Friday night service. Well, that month has turned into many months!
Attending Saturday morning services has been an outstanding experience for me. There is an informal and intimate Saturday morning service at 10:30 on the days when there is no Brit Mitzvah. The service is very participatory and filled with beautiful prayers and melodies, some which differ from Friday night.  We all participate in a group aliyah and say the prayers before and after Rabbi Spey reads from the Torah. We then have a very lively discussion and share our thoughts on the weekly portion.   My brain gets exercised every Saturday morning.
And there is no need to get dressed up- a relaxed atmosphere.
I come away on Saturday mornings feeling upbeat and energized for my Shabbat.  It is always surprising that so few people attend. Come some Saturday morning and find out what I am talking about, You too will love and know about one of TBY’s best kept secrets!


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Special programs throughout the year provide opportunities to explore books, Jewish music and culture.  Please check the TBY calendar for all program listings.

Tue, May 30 2023 10 Sivan 5783