Beth Shalom Congregation 
8070 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Driving Directions 


Jessica Schultz 
Beth Shalom Congregation 

Past Classes from Fall 2019

Conversational Hebrew with Ora Fisch

Jewish God Talk: Jewish Theology and Thinking About God Through the Ages (Part 1) With Rabbi Amy Scheinerman

Kli Yakar: Biblical Interpretations on Interpersonal and Spiritual Relationships with Cantor Rebecca Apt


Adult Education 

Fall 2019 Course Offerings


Beyond Judaism for Dummies:  Everything You Need to Know to Speak Thoughtfully about Jewish Belief, Practice, and Peoplehood with  Rabbi Susan Grossman

Tuesdays, November 19, 26 & December 3rd  (make up/snow date: December
17)  at 7:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

Fee: $15 members; $30 non-members

This three-session class is designed to prepare participants to understand Jewish belief, practices, and the idea of Jewish Peoplehood (the Jewish connection to each other as a People and to the State of Israel) deeply yet succinctly enough to be able to explain these ideas and practices to others, including children and their teachers; neighbors, co-workers and bosses; and particularly those who may hold misconceptions about Jews and Judaism. This class will include how to respond to the 10 most common questions and misconceptions about Jewish Belief, Practice, and Peoplehood in thoughtful ways. 

This class is appropriate for those of every background and level of Jewish knowledge. Open to the community.   

Recommended Text (Required for Beginners): Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition, and Practice by Wayne D. Dosick.

Rabbi Susan Grossman is one of the editors of Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary, Daughters of the King: Women and the Synagogue, and numerous articles and rabbinic legal decisions on Jewish history and ethics. She holds a doctorate in Ancient Judaism from Jewish Theological Seminary and serves on the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.