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Adult Education

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

Are you ready to take the next step in your Jewish journey? If you have always wanted to celebrate your bar or bat mitzvah, or if you missed the opportunity when you were younger, this is your chance to join a supportive and engaging group of adult learners. Beginning in September, you will meet with TBS clergy one or two Shabbat mornings per month to explore the beauty and meaning of Shabbat liturgy and ritual. You will learn from Rabbi Peltz, Rabbi Wexler, and our rabbinic intern, Rabbi Alicia, who will guide you through the service and help you deepen your understanding of Jewish practice. You will also work with Cantor Cohen to learn prayers and a Torah reading to prepare for our adult b’nai mitzvah celebration on May 11, 2024. For more information, contact Laura Padersky,
Shabbat dates: September 30; October 14, 28; November 11; December 2, 16; January 13; February 24; March 9
(additional dates tba)

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Service
May 11, 2024

Soul Sisters

Led by Cantor Cohen
Join a great group of women as we explore the stories, laws, and role of women in the Tanakh through a lively discussion of the parasha of the week.
Wednesdays, September 20; October 11, 25; November 8, 29; December 13; March 13, 27; April 10; May 8, 29 
12:30pm - 

Tuesday Night Talmud
Masekhet Sanhedrin: Capital Punishment and Compassion

Led by Rabbi Lindemann and Rabbi Katz
The Talmud seeks to limit capital punishment, but even when the Sanhedrin issues a death sentence, there are rules for reconsideration up to the last minute and efforts to make execution as humane as possible.  Many corollary questions are also considered:  K’vod HaMeyt (The honor of the deceased) and comforting mourners; potential conflicting concerns of the community and the court; permissibility of preemptive strikes that may take a life; and whether one may sacrifice his or her own life for others.  Jurisprudence and Jewish prudence come together to create a study in capital punishment and compassion.
Tuesdays, September 12, 26; October 10, 24; November 7, 21; December 5, 19; January 9, 23; February 6, 20; March 5, 19; April 2, 16; May 14, 28 

Registration Fee $70, includes texts and materials – Contact Michelle Shmuts to register.

Lunch & Learn


Hazak Lunch and Learn - with Cantor Cohen
From Sinai to Philly: The Music of Our Jewish Lives 
We’ll look at the music we hear in shul from services to weddings.  Where does it come from? How did it “go viral” in so many communities before the Internet? Join us for great listening and discussion!
Tuesdays, January 16, 30; February 13 and 20; 12:30pm - via Zoom

Click here to view Lunch and Learn Video Archive


Aging Gracefully with Gilah Lewis Sietz

‘Gray hair is a crown of Glory; It is attained by the way of righteousness’ Proverbs 16:31

Such is the way we age. First the hair, then the eyesight, teeth, then what??? Aging is inevitable; along with taxes. HOW we age is a gift we can give to our children, family, friends and those around us. What kind of legacy can we leave as we gray and squint? Judaism gives us so many beautiful, practical and intelligent ways to age with grace. Join Gilah Lewis Sietz as we discover this amazing world of aging together as we learn a little, cry a little and laugh a lot!!

Scholar Stream

ScholarStream is excited to announce a full year of learning in 5783! Beginning this fall and spanning all the way up to Shavuot, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions are partnering to offer seven series that will bring you face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our movement has to offer. Course dates and registration information can be found here. Register for FREE with coupon code: TBS5783

Community Beit Midrash

Jewish Theology in our Time: A New Generation Explores the Foundations and Future of Jewish Belief
Join Rabbi Peltz, Rabbi Wexler, Rabbi Lindemann and rabbis from our community for our Community Beit Midrash this year as we read Rabbi Elliot I. Cosgrove’s new book Jewish Theology in our Time.  A powerful and challenging examination of what Jews believe today by a new generation’s dynamic and innovative thinkers.

Monday nights, from 7:30-9pm via Zoom

We will be joined by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove for our opening session on January 22.
To register and receive Zoom information, please email: Susan Aaronson at
Click here to download informational flyer

January 22
Jewish Theology in Our Time
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove
& Rabbi Bryan Wexler 
February 12
Ways of Talking about God 
Pages 81-122
Rabbi Steven Lindemann 
March 4
The God in Between
Pages 159-187
Rabbi David Englander 
January 29
The God in Process
Pages 3-42
Rabbi Joel Seltzer
February 19 
No class for President’s Day
March 11
Reflections and Other Theologies
Rabbi Micah Peltz
February 5
The Gods of the Text
Pages 43-80
Rabbi Nathan Weiner
February 26
A Quest for God
Pages 123-158
Morah Eliana Seltzer 
March 18
Sharing our Personal Theology
Rabbi Bryan Wexler


Goodblatt Academy

The Rabbi Morris Goodblatt Academy is an Introduction to Judaism course sponsored by the Philadelphia Region of the Rabbinical Assembly, which represents Conservative Jewish rabbis in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. This 18 session course is both for conversion candidates and anyone interested in learning the basics of Judaism. Fall semester begins on September 6. For more information and to register go to Contact Rabbi Wexler with any questions.

Upcoming Events

ThursdayThu, 11 JulJuly, 2024
ThursdayThu, 15 AugAugust, 2024


Thu, June 20 2024 14 Sivan 5784