Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.


Taught by Debbie Betesh

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
5 sessions, October 21 – November 18
Online Class via Zoom. Registration Required.

This is a beginner level class for students who want to learn or review Hebrew letters and vowels, learn to decode blessings and prayers and begin to recognize and understand  recurring words and phrases of Shabbat and holiday services.

To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email. Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at


As a Jewish educator for 30+ years, I take lifelong Jewish learning very seriously.  I love that I continue to learn from my students as I teach. Interacting with young students and with adult learners keeps me actively seeking interesting ways to build skills and knowledge. I am in awe of motivated adult learners who set aside time in their busy weeks to add Hebrew decoding/reading to their broad knowledge base.  When I’m not teaching, I love to take long walks, read, and keep up with the comings and goings of my 6 adult children. My greatest joy is being “savta skype” to our 9 (and counting) grandchildren.


The Center for Adult Jewish Learning follows a “Pay What You Can” model for registration. To register for this class, please select “Add” for each attendee you wish to register at the pricing level of your choice, then click “Proceed to Payment” to complete registration.

“Pay What You Can” Registration Details:
-Standard Registration is set at $25 per class session.
-Supporter Registration is set at $35 per class session. This level is for those who are able to contribute more to help keep our programs accessible for all.
-Reduced Registration is set at $10 per session. This level is for those who wish to participate but may find the Standard Registration fee prohibitive.

We also offer scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, or to register for this class by phone and/or pay by check, please contact Brigid Goggin at