Clergy Led Classes

Clergy Led Classes

Tracing Jewish Roots – A Jewish Genealogy 101 with Rabbi Yergin 

Wednesdays, May 4,11,18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Yergin’s side hobby is working on her family tree. Come learn from her first about the history of Jewish migration patterns and how they create a complicated genealogical Jewish map. Then explore your own tree with her help and resources. At the final class, you will be able to share some of what you found on your own tree!  

For an expanded opportunity, join us on May 15th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El’s Palmetto Cemetery, the first Jewish cemetery in San Antonio to have a tour, participate in a scavenger hunt, do some rubbings of headstones, and work on beautifying the space! 

Register here.

Class 1 can be viewed here

Class 2 can be viewed here

Class 3 can be viewed here
Resource Sheet for Creating a Family Tree can be found here
Palmetto Cemetery Resource Packet can be found here

For past Clergy Led Classes, please visit our Past Courses page, found here. 

Torah Portion of the Week

Saturdays | 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Back in person beginning November 5

Join around the Torah table to explore a key question in that week’s Torah portion. We’ll join the insights of commentators of centuries past with our own modern perspective. 

Torah Portion of the Week – Noach

Blessing for the Study of Torah

Register here.

Torah Study – Zoom Only

Wednesdays | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. beginning September 7th

As we shift to studying the weekly Torah portion on Shabbat morning, we’ll continue our journey through the entire Torah text on Wednesdays at lunchtime.  

All learners are welcome to share in the dialogue and discussion. 

Torah Study – Genesis 23:1-2

Register here.

Conversion Program

Temple Beth-El welcomes those who are exploring Judaism. If you are interested in exploring conversion please contact Rabbi Marina Yergin to discuss the process.

Conversion requirements include:

  • Completion of an Introduction to Judaism course through the URJ
  • A basic Hebrew class (through the URJ or at Temple Beth-El)
  • Completion of Choosing Judaism at Temple Beth-El. (Class formation will depend on demand.)
Conversion Candidate Information can be found here

To register for intro to Judaism visit here.

To register for Hebrew classes visit here