Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley

Where Ruach Comes Alive!

3400 North Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 897-3636 | Email: info@tbsev.org

Adult Ed Committee

The Adult Education Committee has the primary responsibility for the education of the congregation’s adults.

The Adult Education Committee may maintain subcommittees for various age groups such as 18-30, 30-62, 62 and older or other age groups at the discretion of the Adult Ed Chair.

Mission: To provide opportunities for every adult to learn everything they want about Judaism.

Vision: To have a community literate in the fundamentals of Judaism: reading Hebrew, understanding prayers, knowing how to keep kosher and Shabbat, Jewish values on how to behave with G-d and with people, knowledgeable about Israel and why it’s important to us.


  • Every adult should be able to read Hebrew. They should be comfortable reading prayers. They should have a basic vocabulary to understand the gist of each prayer.
  • Every adult should know what our basic texts are (Tanach, Talmud).
  • Every adult should know how to keep kosher.
  • Every adult should know how to keep Shabbat.
  • Every adult should be familiar with Friday night and Saturday morning services, and be comfortable in any synagogue around the world.
  • Every adult should have basic knowledge of Israel’s history from the 1890s until today and be a strong supporter of our homeland.
  • Every adult should understand that our morality comes from G-d and Torah.

Committee Email Address: adulted@tbsev.org

Committee Members:

Lynne Lieberman (Chairperson as Adult Education Chair)

Britney Aust (Young Adult member at large)

Joe Lockard (Adult member at large)

Dawn Yardeni (Adult member at large)

Vacant Position (Senior member at large)

Jen Zak (Ex-officio Member as Education VP)

Jason Hecht (Consulting Member as Technology Chair)

Rabbi Aberson (Staff Liaison as Rabbi)

Dennis Aust (Ex-officio member as President)


*Consulting members (including the president) and staff liaisons should be invited to all committee meetings and should attend as often as is practical when weighed with their other duties, but are not required to attend, and do not count toward making a quorum. Staff members and the President are not entitled to a committee vote; when present they are there to consult with and provide guidance. Additionally, staff members may enact veto power where appropriate and in accordance with the duties of their contract. Matters of importance or financial impact greater than $500 must be deferred to the Board of Directors for approval. Matters of financial impact of less than $500 may be handled at the discretion of the Office Manager if already included as part of the annually approved budget.