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Adult Education provides an outlet for our members to further their personal Jewish journey. Our members are eager to enhance the many facets of their Jewish life experience. Rabbi Gartenberg has developed the following opportunities for adult study.


Note that the CBI Lay-led Torah study group meets weekly on Tuesdays, in the library, from 5:30-6:30 pm. 

CLICK HERE for the complete Abq Jewish Class Schedule – there are Jewish education classes scheduled throughout New Mexico.

FALL 2020

Beginning October 2020

Miller Introduction to Judaism Program. First session is Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm. 

The Miller Intro to Judaism a nationally recognized Intro to Judaism course. The program is designed for Jewish persons seeking to reconnect to their Jewish heritage, for persons coming from other cultures and religions who are curious about Judaism, for partners of Jewish persons who want to learn more about the tradition they experience in their relationship.  The program is also designed for persons seeking conversion to Judaism to fulfill the traditional requirement for serious study before they cast their lot with the Jewish people.

Signup is taking place now. To obtain information of the program and an application to enroll go to

Online Adult Hebrew Tutorials for all Levels, Fall 2020.  PA Joint Program of Congregation B’nai Israel and Online Jewish Learning.

Jewish Teachings on Character and Leadership. Rabbi Dov Gartenberg. Four Wednesday evenings, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom Video. This class is free.

Exploring Torah and the Illumination of Slow Reading with Rabbi Dov Gartenberg. (FKA, Exploring the Joseph Story). Every Wednesday eve from Oct. 7th through December 9th. 10 sessions.  7:45-8:45.

Beginning November 2020

The Blessings of the Talmud, Rabbi Paul Citrin. Eight sessions, Mondays afternoons:  1:30-2:45pm November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21.

  • Cancelled until Spring 2021.

Music as Midrash with Rabbi Josh Warshawsky. Mondays Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, & Nov. 30 at 7:00-8:00pm:

Four Talks on Local Jewish History and Yiddish with Harvey Buchalter. 4 Tuesday Sessions, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24. 12-1pm MST.

Exploring Jewish Prayer and Spirituality: The Shabbat Morning Service. Rabbi Dov Gartenberg. Wednesday Sessions 6:30 to 7:30pm MST from  November 4, 2020 to December 9th.  

How to Criticize Properly: A Jewish Perspective. Rabbi Dov Gartenberg. This is an Oasis Class. Wednesday, 11/4/20. 10:00-11:30am