Year Long Learning

Year Long Learning

Torah Portion of the Week 

Saturdays | 9:00–10:00 a.m.

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. 

Blessing for the Study of Torah

Register here.

Torah Study – Zoom Only

Wednesdays | 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Join us as we study Torah verse by verse on Wednesday’s at lunchtime. All learners are welcome to share in the dialogue and discussion.

Genesis 23:1-2

Join via Zoom

*Please check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedule during the summer months

Adult Hebrew

Seven adult Hebrew classes taught by Rachel Walsh will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings (via Zoom) beginning on the week of January 15, 2024; classes will not conflict with the Jewish Holidays. If you want to increase your knowledge of Hebrew, then join Rachel for one of these classes. All the classes are interactive, and each is customized to the interest of the class.

Each class series includes ten classes; the fee for the whole series is $100. For those who are registering for more than one class in the series, the fee for each additional class is $50. If cost is prohibitive, select to arrange a payment plan within the registration form and contact Rachel. If the class times do not work for you, there may be additional options available; just let Rachel know. Also, if you are not sure for which class to register, contact Rachel, as well.

Rachel‘s contact information:

To register, click 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.

Sunday Yoga

Sundays | 9:35-10:35

Come enjoy some yoga play and get back in shape with Lisa, on Sundays from 9:35-10:35, as she practices along with you in a vinyasa-style class. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. Classes are held every day that Hebrew school is in session.


What can I expect?

Classes will be orchestrated in a fun, energetic, and light-hearted way. Classes will be improv-based, meaning you will be invited to give some input on what will be covered that day. We’ll attempt to shape the practice for who’s in the room. Making it more advanced for those seeking a challenge, and modifying it for those who are just starting/re-starting their yoga journey, have injuries, are pregnant, etc.

Lisa feels yoga is a fantastic way to play, heal, nurture and enjoy the body, mind, and spirit connection.

About Lisa:

Lisa Labat has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Although she was trained in Ashtanga, these days, her practice is more lighthearted and nurturing. 

She moved here 7 years ago with her husband and 2 kids, now ages 7 and 11, from San Diego where she spent about a decade under the instruction of Tim Miller, a world-renowned Ashtanga teacher. She taught locally for a while at Yoga Shala and Lifetime.

Prior to having kids, Lisa was a professional flying trapeze artist and performed with various circuses around the world, including Cirque du Soleil. Together with her husband, she ran Boerne Trapeze, a flying trapeze school, until they closed it during Covid. 


Classes are donation-based, and 100% goes towards her addiction/ability to rescue puppies. Suggested donation is $10-20, or any comfortable amount. 

What to bring?

For hygiene purposes, please bring your own yoga mat. Straps, blocks, or other yoga toys are welcome, but not necessary.


Please feel free to reach out to Lisa with any thoughts questions, etc. at moc.liamg@amamagoyenreob