Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Spring Lifelong Learning Series – “How Did We Get Here? From Torah to Today”

Spring is (eventually) going to be with us, and what better time to come out and study! Join us to learn with master educator Sharon Halper, as we explore how Jewish practice has evolved over the years. No prior knowledge is needed, and classes are free but need an RSVP to the synagogue office to [email protected] or by calling 201-512-1983.

The Sunday morning class will include bagels, and the Monday evening class will include pizza.  If you’re coming by to drop off a child at religious school on Sunday morning, or picking one up from Kadimah on Monday night, why don’t you drop in and learn with us?

March 25, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and March 26, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Tzedakah
April 22, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and April 23, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Ecology
May 5, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and May 6, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Shabbat

Lifelong Learning Trip to Beth Sholom Synagogue

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

8231 Old York Road Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Sunday, April 29, 2018

11:00 a.m. – Leave BHSS*

1:00 p.m. – tour begins

Cost: $10.00 entrance fee. Please RSVP by April 22, 2018 to reserve your space.

Beth Sholom is a vibrant, egalitarian, diverse Conservative congregation founded in  1918. Beth Sholom Synagogue, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007. The congregation has been its caretaker since it was completed in 1959.

The Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation was created to preserve the Beth Sholom Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark. Beth Sholom is the only synagogue designed by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and was recognized shortly after his death by the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of his seventeen most important projects. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve the Wright-designed building, furniture, and landscape setting to the highest standards possible and to tell the story of this great American synagogue to a wide variety of audiences.

 Our tour will feature a 20-minute film, followed by a 1-hour tour.

 After our visit, please enjoy the Design Store. The Design Store offers books and merchandise related to Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and life. It also features unique

collectibles and souvenirs specially created for The Design Store!

We will meet to form carpools to Elkins Park. It is approximately a 2-hour highway drive from Mahwah to Elkins Park (about 10 miles north of Philadelphia)



For Our BHSS Members –  Seeking Everyday Holiness: A Community Mussar Program

Beth Haverim Shir Shalom is hosting the URJ’s Introduction to Judaism Class!


Come with us to Cuba! (click here for full flyer)



About the Lifelong Learning Committee: Jewish learning is lifelong endeavor.  To that end, our committee is dedicated to bringing the congregation opportunities to continue your learning through a variety of experiences, programs, and levels of commitment.  We offer adult education, scholar in residence, trips, Torah study, and other congregational programming.  To learn more about Lifelong Learning or to join, please contact either of our co-chairs: Lori Yanowitz or Nancy Levene.

For programs which require a fee, it is due by the registration deadline.

Link to the URJ page (great learning resource):