Adult Education

The Alan & Linda Cohen Center for Jewish Learning & Living at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

A rich adult and family education program provides courses in Hebrew and in various aspects of Jewish personal and family life. Course are taught by the Rabbis, Cantor and guest instructors. Through our Sam Smulyan Memorial Lectureship and Cultural Arts Fund, we feature nationally renowned guest speakers, artists and scholars-in-residence each year. The Feigenbaum Adult B’nai Mitzvah Program prepares members for participation in this meaningful life cycle celebration. For more information on these programs contact Jennifer Hodes, jhodes {at} bez613(.)org or 317-253-3441.

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First Steps is a program of study and conversations with our Rabbis and Cantor for interfaith couples, for non-Jews, for anyone interested in a better understanding of Jewish culture and faith, and for those considering conversion to Judaism.  For more information, contact the Rabbis’ office at 317-253-3441.


BEHIND THE BEDROOM DOOR:  The Loves, Lives and Letters of Famous Jews
Sunday, March 5, 10:00 – Noon with Rabbi Sandy Sasso

Open a window to the Jewish experience through the fascinating private correspondence of prominent Jewish personalities.  Learn about Jews in the Civil War, the experience of anti-Semitism, the rise of Jewish women to leadership and the intimate moments in the lives of distinguished rabbis and Jewish thinkers.

A sometimes X-rated conversation led by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso as a sequel to her book, Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage (co-authored with Peninnah Schram).


PAINFUL HOPE: A Palestinian Activist and an Israeli Settler Rabbi Talk Peace
Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church (7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis)