Life Long Learning

At Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael we feel that people arrive to learning at many times in their lives. Therefore, we strive to offer educational opportunities for people of all ages. Our  lifelong learning program strives to create a community at Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael  in which our congregants will value Jewish education highly and engage in it regularly so that they may become committed, knowledgeable, participating, Conservative Jews. MJCBY uses a variety of teaching methods designed to attract, engage, and challenge learners of all ages, interests, backgrounds, and abilities. We have created a program that is integrated, enabling our congregants to make connections among various Jewish content areas and experiences.

From holiday workshops to B’nai Mitzvah programs, from Jewish lifecycles events to family worship, our families engage in a variety of programs each month designed not only to educate, but also to give opportunities to meet and establish a community of friends. Each month, MJCBY offers a variety of family worship services, including a Shabbat Spot service for our youngest members, a family service for all ages, and special services for other groups within our congregation.  One Shabbat each month, young families experience TGIS: Thank God Its Shabbat, an opportunity to pray, eat, and share Shabbat with others.

We run a comprehensive holiday education program with different events planned for each Jewish holiday from the High Holidays to Purim and Tu B’Shevat.  We hold special programs for learners of all ages during the High Holidays to allow them to share in the experience in a manner which befits their age. From a Slichot Program for adults on Ethical Wills, to an interactive community High Holy Day service, our 6-8 programs a month challenge adults and families to seek more meaning from their Jewish experiences.

We offer numerous opportunities for congregants to explore adult Jewish concepts. Our Adult Education committee, in conjunction with Lifelong Learning, prepares monthly adult education classes. Our award-winning Adult Education programs are taught by our Rabbi, guest speakers and members of the congregation.  Programs include ongoing beginner’s Hebrew classes, National Jewish Outreach Basic Judaism and History courses, Adult B’nai Mitzvah Classes,  on-going Torah Study, Women’s events, Scholar-in-Residence weekends, Four Philosophers Series and programs surrounding a special theme for each year.

We hope that for our members, study becomes as important to their spiritual nourishment as water is to their physical well-being.