Rembaum Institute

Enriching Jewish Experiences

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.

Ongoing RI Classes

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Humash with Rashi

Wednesdays, at 8:30 a.m.

Study Rashi’s original Hebrew commentary on the text of the Torah.

Rabbi Lucas will be teaching on January 3, 10, 17 & 24
Rabbi Kligfeld will be teaching on February 7, 14, 21, & 28

Intro to the Siddur

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

Mishnah Study

Shabbat mornings 9:20 - 9:40 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 Makkot.

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

Talmud for Beginners & Beyond

Taught by TBA Rabbinic Intern, Rachel Marder
Thursdays Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.


The Rise and Fall of Moses, Servant of God

Taught by Rabbi Joel Rembaum
3/14, 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 From 7:30pm-9:30 at Temple Beth Am
The books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers contain a complex dramatic narrative that presents the evolution of Moses as Israel's leader and law giver. The reader of this narrative learns how, at the peak of his power, and unlike any other Biblical leader, Moses plays multiple roles that place him in a unique category of leadership that is difficult to characterize. That being the case, his decline -- as laid out in the Numbers account of the wanderings of the Israelites after leaving Mt. Sinai -- is all the more surprising and tragic. We will explore the Torah accounts of Moses' life's journey, and, through a close reading of selections of the Torah text, gain insights into his persona, his relationship with his people, his relationship with God, and his impact on the generations that came after him.

A reading knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not required, as Hebrew/English texts of the Torah will be used.

Upcoming RI Programs

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Film Series

January 6 at 7:30 p.m.- The Women's Balcony
February 17 at 7:30 p.m. - Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent
March 3 at 8:00 p.m. - Fire Birds

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Kavanah Yoga

Dr. Steven Windmueller Lecture Series

Boomers visit to CUBA IS

Questions? Contact Lia Mandelbaum, Director of Programming & Engagement