Mussar Lunch & Learn
Tuesdays 12-1:15pm
Sept 5-Dec 19, except Sept 19 & 26

Join us as we dive into Cheshbon HaNefesh, one of the most important works of Mussar, written by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Satanov. We will study his 13 traits for self-reflection and self-improvement, and learn how to begin a daily Mussar practice. Taught by Rabbi Sam Rose. 

There is limited space for this class. Email Clergy Assistant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.  

 Kabbalah: An Introduction



Sundays, 10-11am 
JAN 7, 21, 28 FEB 4, 11, 25 MAR 4, 25                                            
$75 non-member fee


Rabbi Folberg will teach this class beginning in January 2018. Students will study some of the beautiful and thought-provoking texts included in The Essential Kabbalah by Rabbi Daniel Matt.

Monthly Jewish Mindfulness Practice Group

Thursdays 12-1:15pm
Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10

Intended for those who already have a meditation or other, regular mindfulness practice, this monthly check-in group will offer community, support and shared Jewish mindfulness teaching to help support those practices. Members of last year’s Jewish Mindfulness Class, regular attendees at the Weekday Meditation Service and participants in our Thursday Night Meditation Group are all welcome and eligible to attend. Other interested individuals should contact Rabbi Folberg directly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Awake, Loving & Present: A Jewish Mindfulness Workshop
Tuesdays 12-1:30pm, Fall dates to be announced soon

Kindness, awareness, and intention: Judaism offers many teachings and practices to help us live our lives with greater authenticity and wisdom. Rabbi Folberg is delighted to be offering this 8 session, lunch hour class, incorporating text study, meditation practice and individual work outside of class. No prerequisites, but participants are asked to commit to all 8 sessions prior to registering. 


Doing Jewish 101 

Calling all beginners!  A series for those who would like to become comfortable doing foundational Jewish rituals - because they became Jewish later in life, because they grew up Jewish but not doing rituals, or for any other reason.  Come to any one class, or all of them!  Join our rabbis, teachers, and Sisterhood members in hands-on basic practice of rituals and traditions.  


Oct 15.  Challah Making with Adam Sadovsky.  Join Adam for a fun-filled interactive challah-making workshop!  Learn how to make a delicious challah for your Shabbat celebration.  Between risings, practice the Shabbat blessings with one of our rabbis.


Dec 10.  Chanukkah Basics with Andie Jew.  Join mom of four and educator Andie Jew for a fun session on Chanukkah.  Practice lighting the candles, saying the blessings, and even playing dreidel.  Learn an easy way to make Sufganiyot – a fried jelly donut that is a traditional Israeli Chanukkah treat.


All events will take place at Congregation Beth Israel and are open to the greater Austin community.