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Adult Education

We have an active Adult Jewish Learning Program featuring guest lecturers as well as our clergy. A stimulating variety of subjects, from Jewish music to the origins of the Hebrew language as well as Bible study and Jewish history have been presented to promote a greater understanding of our heritage and faith. Rabbi Rubin offers an ongoing series called “The Wisdom of the Ages… The Wisdom of the Sages” while our Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi Dr. Fierstien offers an ongoing series called “The Book of Proverbs” to broaden our understanding of religious study.

On Sunday, September 30, 2018  Temple Beth Or’s Adult Education Program presented Rutgers Professor Gary Rendsburg speaking on “A Distant Mirror: The Jews of Hellenistic Egypt”. 

Kulanu came to TBO Saturday evening, December 15, 2018 to present “A Whirlwind Tour of Emerging Jewish Communities Around the Globe”.

On Sunday, January 20, 2019  we celebrated Tu B’Shvat-Jewish New Year for Trees with a temple Seder.  Commentary and music were presented by Rabbi Rubin and Cantor Haimowitz.

On Sunday, February 24, 2019 our Adult Education Program presented Rabbi Dr. Robert Fierstien’s talk “Jews in the Garden State from Colonial Times to the Present”.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019 our Adult Education Program presented Rabbi Moshe Gourarie speaking on “Judaism and Humor:  Do I Have a Match For You”.

Hebrew School

At Temple Beth Or we aspire for our students to become life-long learners of Torah and to be able to participate actively and meaningfully in the Jewish faith and community. We offer a tuition-free religious school with small, intimate class sizes that allow for personalized instruction catered to the needs of the children in encouraging them to embrace their Jewish identity.