BZBI, where you learn

Adult Education


Adult Learning 

BZBI is a Beit Midrash, a House of Study, for all members of the Jewish community and the Philadelphia community at large. We offer a wide variety lectures, classes, and discussions for adults of all ages.

Adult Programming Committee, Chair 
Jeff Hurok

Contact the Temple Office (215-735-5148) for questions regarding classes and class schedules.


Upcoming Special Events:

Scarves, Hats, and Fringes: The How and Why of Jewish Ritual Garb

February 11, 2023, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Have you wanted to wear a tallis or kippah but didn’t know where to start? Are you thinking about what you will wear on the bimah for your child’s brit mitzvah or other simcha? Are you interested in learning more about the mitzvot of Jewish ritual garb?

Join us for a discussion and demonstration of Jewish ritual items on Saturday, February 11 after Kiddush (approx. 12:45pm).

We will study texts and share our own personal stories about the mitzvot of Jewish wear. All are welcome regardless of prior knowledge or experience.

What’s Next for Israel? An Evening with the Israel Policy Forum’s Michael Koplow

February 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

As Israel swears in a new government that looks radically different from the previous one, what can we expect to see in the Middle East? Join BZBI and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Philadelphia for an evening with political analyst Michael Koplow. Following the program, young professionals are invited to have a drink with Michael at a nearby bar.

Koplow is the chief policy officer of Israel Policy Forum. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, where he specialized in political development and ideology, and the politics of Middle Eastern states. He writes Israel Policy Forum’s weekly Koplow Column and edits Israel Policy Exchange, which is a leading source for commentary and analysis on Israel and American Jewry, and his work regularly appears in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, and the Forward, among other publications.

Stay tuned for registration.