Rembaum Institute Classes

Temple Beth Am is a community of learners. At every stage of life, for every step of your Jewish Journey, there are opportunities for you to engage with your fellow community members and expand your Jewish learning through the Rembaum Institute.


Humash with Rashi

Wednesdays, at 8:30 a.m.
Study Rashi’s original Hebrew commentary on the text of the Torah.

Intro to the Siddur

Tuesdays after morning minyan, 8:10 – 8:25 a.m.

Mishnah Study

Shabbat mornings 9:20 - 9:45 a.m.
Rabbis, teachers, and other members of the Library Minyan take turns teaching a weekly session in Mishnah. We study in both Hebrew and English and use commentaries. This year we are studying Pirkei Avot.


Based on amount of expressed interest, there will be options for beginners and advanced. Taught by Orit Greenfield Weekly sessions begin in January

Stepping Stones

A one-of-a-kind parenting education program incorporating the principles of education and psychology with Jewish philosophy. Facilitated by JPA Parenting Institute Coordinator, Sari Abrams

2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

Tangible Torah

Study the weekly Torah portion with rabbinic intern Rachel Marder. The class is geared for people with little to no Hebrew or Jewish knowledge looking to enrich their lives with Torah and its commentaries. The class will be accessible and engaging, and ALL levels are welcome. We will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in a private home.
Email Rachel at for more information or to sign up. $5 suggested donation to support the Rembaum Institute.

Our Radical Bible Commentators

NEW CLASS! Our Radical Bible Commentators - with Rabbi Joel Rembaum

6 Evening Sessions (mostly Wednesdays) –April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 23, (note Tuesday evening), and June 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The past century was a period of innovative — indeed, often radical — Jewish Bible exegesis. 1000-1300 CE also saw the emergence of bold new approaches to the reading of Scripture. We will read excerpts from the works of Rashi, Halevi, Rambam, Ramban, and the Zohar as we explore this fascinating expansion of Jewish Biblical interpretation. Texts will be available in Hebrew and English. A basic familiarity with Biblical traditions is preferred but not required. RSVP to Cori at

The mission of the Rembaum Institute for Adult Education and Family Programming reflects and preserves Rabbi Rembaum’s dedication to Jewish education and an enriched Jewish life, as well as a deep commitment to the state of Israel. The Institute in all of its programming reflects the quarter century commitment of Rabbi Joel Rembaum to adult and family education at Temple Beth Am. The Institute’s goals are to provide educational opportunities for the adults of Temple Beth Am, to broaden and enhance their Jewish education through diverse classes, lectures, panels, programs and social action. Additionally, to extend and strengthen the spiritual and religious lives of Temple Beth Am families through programming, retreats, and creative activities.

Powered by Finalsite