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Beth Shalom Congregation 
8070 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

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Jessica Schultz 
Beth Shalom Congregation 

Author Series 

We are thrilled to bring local authors to Beth Shalom to speak about their books and their writing.  Below are a few to start with, but look for announcements of additional authors.

All author talks are free and open to the community.


The Garment Maker’s Daughter

by Hillary Stern

Sunday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Garment Maker’s Daughter is a multigenerational saga of immigrant dreams and sweatshop realities, labor strikes and women’s rights. Spanning the first half of the twentieth century, this is a story about unforgettable characters and the threads of friendship, love, betrayal, and redemption that form the fabric of their lives.


Coping with Adversity: Judaism’s Response to Illness and other Life Struggles

by Rabbi Gordon Fuller

Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Coping with Adversity draws on the practical wisdom of ancient Jewish teachings and scripture to help people of all faiths. The advice, inspiration, and comfort from the vast stores of Judaic heritage uplift the spirit and give encouragement to those facing illness, mental anguish, and uncertainty.

Rabbi Fuller is a member of Beth Shalom.


Adult Education 

Spring 2018 Course Offerings


Conversational Hebrew with Ora Fisch

Wednesdays beginning January 31 at 7:45 p.m.

This is an intermediate level class, with emphasis on grammar, conversational Hebrew, and vocabulary acquisition led by Master Teacher and native Israeli, Ora Fisch. This class is a continuation of the class held this past spring, but newcomers are welcome.

Fee: $40 members; $80  non-members  


Understanding Prayer Hebrew with Michael Osheroff

Thursdays beginning February 8 at 7:45 p.m.

This class will focus on expanding reading fluency as well as introducing vocabulary, comprehension, and syntax.  Pre-requisite: Prayer Hebrew Level 1 or the ability to read Hebrew.

Required Text: Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way, by Joseph Anderson and Linda Motzkin (not included)

Fee: $40 members; $80 non-members



Why We Do What We Do: Making Sense of Jewish Tradition and Belief with Rabbi Susan Grossman

 Tuesdays, March 20, April 17, May 15 & June 19 at 7:45 p.m. 

Delve deep into Jewish tradition and belief to find the answers that make sense to you in this participatory monthly study circle with Rabbi Grossman.

Required Text: The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews, edited by Rabbi Martin Cohen (not included)

Fee: $20 members; $40 non-members