LifeLong Learning

Torah Study

Torah study sessions are held every Shabbat morning at 8:45AM in our Kolbo Room.

All are welcome, of any age, including beginners to Torah study. Sessions are led by Rabbi George, Rabbi Kramer, and by lay leaders.

This is the best opportunity for ongoing, in-depth discussion of Torah and related writings.





The mission and purpose of Lifelong Learning is to offer educational opportunities for adult congregants of all age groups and all levels of Jewish learning.  While program topics vary widely, they will include a connection to Judaism, Jewish life, or issues of importance to Jews.

For a list of recent and upcoming Lifelong Learning programs, check:



Literary Circle

Thursdays: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
6:15–8:00PM (Free)
A group has formed to read Jewish literature and other published material in an atmosphere of stimulating discussion. Participants will choose the reading selections. All are welcome, please RSVP to the office.

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle – Tractate Ta’anit–Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters

Sundays: October 7, November 11, December 2, January 6
$80 for CST Members
$100 for Non-members

Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late  antiquity. Through a reading of the Babylonian Talmud tractate Ta’anit (on fasts in response to drought) we will discuss how the Talmud  challenges Deuteronomy’s claim that virtue can assure abundance and that misfortune is an unambiguous sign of divine rebuke.

Students must also purchase the Koren Talmud Bavli Noé, Vol.12: Ta’anit/Megilla, Hebrew/English. To register, please visit

Psalms of the Heart with Rabbi Mordecai Miller

Thursdays: October 25, November 1, 8, 15
10:30AM-12:30PM (Free)

An exploration of Psalms 1, 8, 15, 16 and 139 in Hebrew and English. Over the four sessions, we will attempt to gain a better understanding of the unique language–its connotations as well as its denotations – of the Psalms in order to find ways to use the Psalms as an instrument for personal meditation and expression.

In addition to being the spiritual leader of our neighbor, Congregation Beth Ami, Rabbi Mordecai Miller is a talented teacher with over 45  years experience teaching Bible and Talmud in youth and adult settings including the Solomon Schechter Day School, the Adult Melton mini-school and the Robert P. Jacobs Adult Institute.

Rabbi Miller received his B.A from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa in 1970 and an MA in Hebrew Letters and ordination from HUC-JIR, Cincinnati in 1974. RSVP to the office.