The Alan & Linda Cohen Center for Jewish Learning & Living
A rich adult and family education program provides courses in Hebrew and in various aspects of Jewish personal and family life. Courses are taught by the Rabbis, Cantor and guest instructors.
Hebrew I: More Than Alef with Morah Dina David
Sundays, October 3, 10, 24; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12 at 9:00 a.m.
Learn or relearn Hebrew letters and grow closer to reading our prayers and to understand the meaning behind them. For questions, contact Dina David at email@example.com.
Re-JEW-venation with Rabbi Dennis Sasso
Sundays, October 3, 10, 24; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12 at 10:30 a.m.
October 3: Who is a Jew? The many faces of Jewish Identity, followed by Great Ages and Ideas of Judaism I The Biblical period –– Creation to the Roman Conquest
October 10: Great Ages and Ideas of Judaism II The Rabbinic and Medieval Periods – law, philosophy and mysticism
October 24: Great Ages and Ideas of Judaism III The Modern Period – The Birth of Democracy and Jewish Religious Movements: Orthodox, Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist
November 7: The Way We Pray Words and rituals that give meaning to home and synagogue spirituality
November 14: The Ordinary and the Holy Encountering God and Meeting One Another – Sexuality, Speech, Food, Work and Rest…How Judaism sanctifies the everyday
November 21: Jewish Time Tables Seasons and Festivals of the Jewish calendar
December 5: Rhythms of our Lives From Birth to Death and Beyond
December 12: Issues in Contemporary Jewish Life and Community
Cocktail JudaismJoin conversation
Mondays, October 4, November 1, December 6, January 12, February 7, March 7, May 2
With conversation, humor, and spirits hosted by Rabbi Dennis Sasso, Cocktail Judaism meets the first Monday of most months. There is a new topic and guest speakers for each meeting.
"Reproductive Rights After Texas"
Monday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Dennis Sasso hosts a conversation regarding reproductive rights after the controversy related to the abortion laws in Texas. Rabbi Sandy Sasso will moderate the conversation with guests Dr. Leigh Meltzer, Obstetrics & Gynecology Physician at IU Health, and Sheila Kennedy, Emerita Professor of Law and Public Policy.
For the 40+ crowd. R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 253-3441.
Torah on Tap
Wednesdays, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, and May 11
Rabbi Jenni Greenspan hosts events with this group. Contact her at email@example.com to get involved!
Yom HaAliyah Culinary Experience with Torah on Tap & Moishe Pod Indy
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Young adults are invited to join virtually with BEZ's Torah on Tap and Moishe Pod Indy for an exploration of one of Israel's newest holidays - Yom HaAliyah (Immigration Day). We'll look at the diversity of Israel through a culinary lens and explore the impact that aliyah has made on Israeli society and Jewish immigrants themselves.
Join Rabbi Jenni Greenspan select Shabbat mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Alpert-Solotken Library (9:00 a.m. via Facebook Live during the pandemic) to engage with our people's most sacred text. All are welcome and drop-ins are encouraged. Check the calendar to confirm Shabbatot when Torah Talk will meet.
Feigenbaum Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Contact Cantor Melissa Cohen at (317) 253-3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah as an adult. Must be a Beth-El Zedeck member to participate.
First Steps: Interfaith and Conversion Outreach
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 Sharon Hein in the rabbis' office at (317) 253-3441 or email@example.com.
Our BEZ book club meets monthly to discuss books of interest. Please contact Bonnie Craig, at (317) 253-3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org for book titles, meeting times, and locations.