Adult Education

Adults gathered around a table learning together

The Alan & Linda Cohen Center for Jewish Learning & Living offers a comprehensive adult and family education program at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Led by our experienced Rabbi, Cantor, and occasional guest instructors, we are proud to offer lessons in the Hebrew language, a course covering the basics of Judaism, a jumping-off point for adults interested in conversion, adult B’nei Mitzvah classes, as well as many other opportunities to share our Judaism together.


Are you looking for a fun and informative event to attend on the first Monday of most months? Look no further than Cocktail Judaism! Hosted by Rabbi Hal Schevitz, this event features engaging conversation, plenty of humor, and guest speakers covering a wide range of fascinating topics. Whether you’re interested in religion, culture, or just having a good time, Cocktail Judaism is the perfect event for you. So mark your calendar and join us for an evening filled with great drinks, great company, and great conversation

Are you a millennial or gen-z professional looking for a group of like-minded individuals to connect with? You belong here! Torah on Tap is made up of a group of young professionals who explore the city together, engaging in a variety of activities from bowling to visiting distilleries and everything in-between. These events are the perfect opportunity to meet new people, have some fun, and expand your horizons. So come join us for our next adventure – you never know what exciting experience we’ll have next!

Did you miss your Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a child?  Do you want to reclaim this moment for yourself as an adult?  Have you converted to Judaism and want to enhance your understanding of your new faith? It is never too late to own your Judaism! Join our Adult B’nei Mitzvah Cohort. Our class schedule follows the BEZ Sunday Religious School schedule unless otherwise noted. Must be a Beth-El Zedeck member to participate.

First Steps is a program of study and conversations with our Rabbi 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.

Do you need a refresher on the fundamentals of our tradition? In this 10-session Zoom series, we will explore the history of the Jewish experience, Jewish life cycle events, the Jewish calendar, the many Jewish views of God and much more!