Adult Ed group

Bet Chaverim Adult Education — 2021

Our Adult Education classes will begin starting in January.  Here is a list of what is available:

Beginning Hebrew – Level 1: This is for folks who don’t know how to read the Aleph Bet.  The classes will meet on Mondays from 7 – 8:30.  Joseph Wilder will be teaching the classes on Zoom.

Class dates:                     January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
          February 1, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Class materials:      Aleph Isn’t Tough- An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults Book 1 (can be ordered on Amazon), 3 X 5 notecards, notebook.

Beginning Hebrew – Level 2:  If you can read the Hebrew letters this is the class for you.  The classes will meet on Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30.  Joseph Wilder will teach the classes on Zoom.

Class dates:                      January  5th, 12, 19th, 26th
          February 2, 9, 16, 23

Class materials:                Aleph Isn’t Enough: Hebrew for Adults Book 2 (can be ordered on Amazon), 3 X 5 notecards, notebook.

Jewish Mysticism:  This class will meet on Sundays from 4 – 5:15.  Rabbi Mirel will be teaching the class on Zoom.

Class dates:             February 14 – Kabbalah
February 21 – Gematria
February 28 – Meditation

Class materials:        Stepping Stones To Jewish Spiritual Living by Rabbi James Mirel and Karen Bonnell Werth (available through Amazon)

Pirkei Avot:             This class will meet on Saturdays from 4 – 5:15

Class dates:             April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15

Class Materials:        Sefaria – Pikei Avot – text is online, we will cover a chapter per week.

Class registration/questions: please email:

Conversion as detailed by Union for Reformed Judiasm


Last years class’s

Introduction to the Jewish Experience class

This is a 12 session class designed for participants who are interested in converting to Judaism and those who are already Jewish and would like to deepen their knowledge.  Six of the classes will be taught by Rabbi Mirel and the other six classes will be taught by knowledgeable synagogue members.  Classes will run from 2 – 4 P.M. in the Saltwater church Lighthouse building.  The cost of the classes are $10 a session.

Here is the proposed class outline:

3/29 – The Holidays – Spring and Summer – Purim, Pesach, Lag B’Omer, Shavuot

4/5 – The Greatest Book Ever Written – Tanach – From Genesis to Chronicles and Everything In-Between

4/12 – Jews, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Chasidic, Sephardic, Ashkenazi and just plain.
4/19 – The Talmud and Pirke Avot

4/26 –The Story Begins – 2000 BCE to 70 CE
History Class notes from M. Banks 

5/3 – The Story Continues – 70 CE to today

6/7 – The Holidays – Fall and Winter – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukkah

6/14 – What Jews Believe – God, Torah, Justice and Love

6/28 – Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

7/12 – The State of Israel – Past, Present and Future

7/19 – American Jewry

7/26 – The Ten Most Important Jews in History

Please fill out the registration form and include a $10 payment for the first class

Introduction to the Jewish Experience Registration Form



Phone #__________________________________________________

Which session dates are you interested in attending?

Please include a payment of $10 to cover the first class along with this registration form.

Checks should be made out to Bet Chaverim.

Please mail to: 1911 SW Campus Drive PMB#562

    Federal Way, WA. 98023





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