For a full schedule, details, and class cancellations, check our calendar.

Ongoing Classes

NEW! Cultures of the Jews: A New History with Rabbi Rachel Timoner

December 9, 16, and 23; January 13, 20, and 27; and February 3 

Join Rabbi Timoner in an exploration of the history of diverse Jewish cultures around the world. Participants will read select chapters of Cultures of the Jews: A New History, edited by David Biale. This class meets on select Saturdays. Write to to get on the email list for details and updates.

Chevrah Torah Study with Rabbi David Kline

Weekly on Saturdays at 11:15 AM (year round) over Zoom
Following the cycle of the weekly parashah, we select passages from Torah/Pentateuch and Haftarah/Prophets. We do close reading and open discussion. Our object is to get acquainted with our earliest ancestors through their writings about the world, God, our people, and moral values.


Weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM over Zoom
Check our calendar for specific dates
Zoom links are updated weekly. For up to date information and links, please email Gary Shaffer at
Mussar seeks to improve our relations with others and ourselves. The class is discussion based and focuses on character traits, or middot, such as patience, generosity, gratitude, anger, and humility. The method is to study these traits and put into practice what we study. The goal is to make us not just more insightful, but to effect a change in behavior by making the heart feel what the mind knows. We draw upon both classic and modern Mussar writings, though no prior knowledge of Mussar or Hebrew is required.

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Matt Green

Thursdays at 12:30 PM in the CBE Boardroom and over Zoom

Rabbi Green’s beloved class will focus on prophetic texts from the Bible and rabbinic commentaries.

This is a hybrid class. You are welcome to join in person or on Zoom.

Basic Judaism: An Intro to Jewish Life, Text, and Ideas with Rabbi Andy Kahn

Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 PM in the CBE Board Room and Chapel
October 12, 2023 through April 18, 2024
$567 per Participant/$387 for CBE Members (includes cost of required book)

Enrollment for Basic Judaism 2023-24 has closed due to reaching full capacity.

Meditation Group 

Weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 PM over Zoom
CBE hosts a meditation class every week on Zoom. The group is open to people with all levels of experience and our participants span the range. Beginners will be completely comfortable. Those with experience will also enjoy our wonderful teachers. Email to get on the mailing list for a once a week Zoom link notice. Open to members and non-members.