Beth El Congregation

Judaism Rooted in the Desert

1118 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 944-3359 | Email:

Adult Education


Beth El LogoBeth El Congregation is committed to the education of all congregants, and we offer a wide variety of programs to serve all educational needs. Here is a preview of our upcoming Adult Education for the coming year!





Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky’s upcoming classes:




Learning to Lead Jewish Prayer: Become a Shliach Tzibbur, an Emissary of the Congregation. Learn the basics of leading weekday Mincha and Ma’ariv services. Tutorials will also be offered for those who wish to learn how to lead weekday and Shabbat morning services.

Prerequisite: The ability to read Hebrew     Cost: Free

Meets on Sundays from 9:15am – 10:15am  •  October 11, 18, and 25, November 8,15, and 22, December 6 and 13


Jews in the News: Join Rabbi Lavinsky to discuss Jewish current events. Discussion topics include: What Jews are changing in the world – for better or worse? and What world events are impacting Jews in America, Israel, and elsewhere? Everyone is encouraged to bring a news article to each class so that we can discuss issues that affect the Jewish community.  Cost: Free

Meets on Sundays from 9:15am – 10:15am  •  January 24 and 31, February 7 and 28, March 6, 13, 20, and 27


A Little Nosh & Knowledge: Join us for weekly Shabbat Torah study and Seudah Shlishit (3rd meal of Shabbat) with Rabbi Lavinsky.

Meets every Saturday between Mincha and Ma’ariv (click link to view weekly schedule)




Nancy Siegel Manson’s Upcoming Classes:



Mah Jong: Whether you are a beginner or play daily, come join us once a month for fun, socializing and to play Mah Jong. B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Sets). Cost: Free ( Snacks will be available for purchase)

Meets Third Wednesday of each month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm




Wendy Rozov’s Upcoming Classes:



Lunch and Learn: During these monthly sessions, we will ezplore diverse areas of Jewish studies. Subjects for the upcoming season are TBA. Come and enjoy lunch & lively discussions.

Cost: $5 per class (includes delicious lunch)

Meets on Thursdays from 11:30am – 1pm  •  October 22, November 19, December 17, January 28, February 25, and March 24


Kosher Cooking Class:

Kosher Cooking Class: Learn to cook kosher foods from around the globe with Suzanne Fuchs of Gourmet Touch Catering. Space is limited; RSVP required.

Cost: $30 per class

Meets: Sundays at 9:30am – 11:00am and 11:30am – 1:00pm  •  October 11, November 15, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 6, and April 3


Beth El Book Club:

Book Club: Join Debbie Isard and the Book Club for a monthly discussion on Jewish books. A new book is chosen each month. Pizza and wine are available for $5.00.

Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30pm  •  October 7, November 11, January 13, February 10, March 9, and April 6