Join us each Saturday morning at 9:00 AM in the Adult Learning classroom to study the weekly Torah portion. Led by Rabbi Saks, this lively group engages in conversation guided by both classical and contemporary texts that help us understand the relevance of the ancient words and stories in our 21st century lives. No experience is necessary; everyone is welcome.
Shalom Maine is an adult education collaboration between Portland area Jewish organizations and to bring together learners from our entire Jewish community. Classes are open to everyone and we use a pay-what-you-can tuition system, allowing people of all means to attend.
Please visit the Shalom Maine website to read the latest course descriptions and to register for any that interest you.
Shalom Maine was founded by Congregation Bet Ha’am, Temple Beth El, and the Jewish Community Alliance. Thank you to our community partners, Etz Chaim Synagogue of Portland, Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, Beth Israel Congregation of Bath, and Congregation Etz Chaim of Biddeford.
Bernstein Scholar-In-Residence Program
Bet Ha’am is fortunate to enjoy an annual weekend of study with a visiting scholar, made possible through the generosity of the Rosalyne S. and Sumner T. Bernstein Scholar-In-Residence Fund.
Past scholars have included: Dr. Nehemia Polen, Dr. Mark Washofsky, Rachael Freed, Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, Rabbi Robert M. Seltzer, Rabbi William Cutler, Rabbi Wendy I. Zierler, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Rabbi Arthur Green, and Rabbi Abi Taylor-Abt.