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Elul Study Sessions


All Elul Programs will be held at this Zoom Link: CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 pm (Zoom only)

Praying with Our Feet:  Serving the Community at Beth Sholom Temple

Join Cindy Green to discuss opportunities for helping those in need in the greater Fredericksburg Community.  All ideas are welcome!


Saturday, August 21 at 12:00 pm (Zoom only)

How to Really Grow During the Month of Elul

Elul Study Session led by Mike Haas - Click here for learning materials.


Sunday, August 22 7:00-8:00 pm (Zoom)

Taking Stock: Toward a Renewal of the Sacred Community

Envision the community we want to be, reflect on how we may have fallen short, and share ideas about we might correct our course.  Discussion will be moderated by Diane D’Costa, an educator, artist and organizer based in Washington, DC.


Wednesday, August 25 7:00 pm (Zoom only)

10 Short Ideas: Rabbi Sacks and Rabbi Kushner’s Puzzle Poem

Elul Study Session led by Mike Haas - Click here for learning materials.


Wednesday, September 1 at 7:00 pm (Zoom only)

Questions for a Meaningful Life

Elul Study Session led by Mike Haas - Click here for learning materials.


Saturday, August 28 (In Person and Zoom)

7:00 pm Selichot Study Session : The Masks We Wear

8:00 pm Havdallah and Selichot Service led by Ronda Young and Maeve Sell with Jeff Snyder


Monday, September 6 noon (Zoom)

Braiding a Round Challah

Whether you’re baking challah for the first time or a pro who can share your techniques, we’ll team up on zoom to share.  


Tuesday, September 7 3:00 pm City Dock

Learn to Blow the Shofar

Join Mike Haas, Beth Sholom Temple’s Ba’al Tekiah, to learn about the mitzvah of hearing the shofar, the different notes that are sounded during the High Holy Day services, and practice making the sounds yourself.  Bring your own shofar or place an order through BST by August 16 ($20 for a small or $30 for medium size ram’s horn).  Contact Sabina Weitzman to order. -Click here and click here for learning materials.

Adult Education

Learn to Read Hebrew

We offer a Hebrew course for adults, using the same Hebrew Through Prayer curriculum used by our younger students.  While the kids cover the material in four years, adults go through it in two years.  By the end, you will be able to not only read Hebrew, but you will know the meaning behind many of the prayers said during services, as well as basic vocabulary. 

The adult class takes place on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. typically between September and May. Tuition is $50 for members and $75 for non-members per semester.  

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Edie Evans at

Weekly Torah Study

Join the congregation in the weekly Torah Study on Saturday mornings! During this time, the congregation noshes on small treats and does an in-depth investigation of the Hebrew Bible.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no charge for this study group.

Check the calendar weekly for updates.

For more information, please contact Allan Grady at 540-370-4397 or Larry Wilson at 757-696-2973.

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782