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 Education



Everyone is welcome at our adult education sessions: congregational members and the community at large, Jews and non-Jews. Most classes are free or low-cost, though donations are always welcome and very gratefully accepted. 

Please donate (Any amount you would like):

Donations are also being accepted  to The Alan Ziv Bnai Mitzvah Tutoring Fund / The Ben Solomon Adult Education Fund

Click here to visit the fund information page

For more information, contact Lynne, at adultedchair@tbsev.org

We look forward to studying with you!

2023-2024 Classes

This is a sample of courses we teach. Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings. The TBS-EV weekly Bulletin will also have updates.

Text Study

Sunday Morning Study

This year’s topic is Zohar.  No previous experience necessary; readings in both Hebrew and English. Anyone who wishes to daven may login at 9:00 am. 
The Zoom link is in the TBS-EV weekly bulletin.
Class dates: Every Sun 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Online 
Taught by Isaac 
Recommended donation: $18/semester

A Little Mishnah

Warm-up for  the High Holidays with some lessons from Mishnah. This class is usually offered in Aug-Sept.

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.


Chai Choliday Challah Bake

Come join the whole community to bake challah together! We will mix the ingredients and braid the dough, then take it home to finish rising and bake. If you don’t know how to bake challah, we’ll show you. It’s easier than you think! We will provide ingredients.
This is an annual activity, usually a few days before Rosh Hashanah.
Location: Social Hall

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.



Learn to Read Hebrew

Learn the mysteries of the Hebrew alphabet. We will learn it all in just 5 weeks. 
This course is taught multiple times during the year. 
Private classes available in ASL for Deaf students; email Lynne  adultedchair@tbsev.org.

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.

Aprender a Leer Hebreo

Aprenda los misterios del alfabeto hebreo. Lo aprenderemos todo en solo 5 semanas. 
Por favor, si tienes interés en esta clase, envía email a la maestra, Lynne  adultedchair@tbsev.org.

Consulte la  Página de Registro   para conocer las ofertas actuales.

Hebrew Conversation

8 week course, taught in the fall of 2023. Yes, there is homework!
Prerequisite: You must be able to read Hebrew.
Location: Board Room ​​
Taught by Joe Lockard

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.

Understand Prayerbook Hebrew

You’ve learned to read – Hurray! Now learn what you’re saying. This class will give you the most common vocabulary and grammar found in the prayerbook and Torah. We’ll have 2 sessions of 6 weeks each.  Yes, there will be homework – be prepared to sweat! 
This class requires a textbook. The link will be on the sign-up page.
Prerequisite: You must be able to read Hebrew. 

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.

Miller Introduction to Judaism  

Not for converts only! Whether you’re exploring Judaism for the first time or reconnecting after a long absence, this course is for you. This is an 18-week course, divided into 2 semesters. Students in this class must also attend Learn to Read Hebrew, unless they can already read. Contact Lynne adultedchair@tbsev.org if you missed that class.
“This course is taught through a collaborative educational partnership with the Miller Introduction  to Judaism Program of American Jewish University.” 

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.

Learn to Lead Services or Chant Torah or Haftarah

This project has been created to provide tutoring, mentoring, and guidance to our members to be able to lead parts or all of our Friday Night and Saturday Morning Services. Our target audience is post-bnai mitzvah and older in age.
Prerequisite: Hebrew reading and some singing ability are a good starting point.
Class dates and location: These are one-on-one classes, determined by teacher and student
Taught by: Various teachers. Contact Lynne  adultedchair@tbsev.org
Recommended Donation $36


“How-to” on Services, High Holiday Edition

What’s happening up there on the bima? What do I do if they call my name? This is a hands-on class. Practice opening the ark, “dressing” the Torah, being called for an aliyah and more. 
Location: Sanctuary

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.


Israeli Music, Media and More

Singers / musicians from Israel and America will be discussed. Each class explores a different theme.
Taught by: Jason jason@tbsev.org
Donations for this class would be greatly appreciated and should go to the Israeli Music Speaking fund. (Under Adult Education)

Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.

Israeli Dance

Better exercise and more fun than counting steps! Come learn “Rikudei Am,” or Israeli Folk Dancing. No experience necessary. We will teach the first hour and have open dancing the second hour.
Class dates: TBD
Location: Social Hall
Taught by: Jason & Friends
Contact adultedchair@tbsev.org with questions or requests.
Look at the Sign Up Page    for current offerings.