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Adult Education

At CBH, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and our Adult Education program is designed to ignite your intellectual curiosity and deepen your connection to Jewish traditions and spirituality. Our extensive array of opportunities includes engaging classes with our knowledgeable Rabbi, thought-provoking guest lectures, soul-stirring music sessions, culinary explorations through food and cooking classes, meditative chant experiences, and specialized courses to prepare you for the significance of the High Holy Days during the month of Elul. Additionally, we offer rejuvenating Yoga sessions to nurture your mind, body, and soul. Whatever your interests may be, our diverse curriculum ensures that there's always something captivating for everyone. Join us at CBH and immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of knowledge, growth, and community. Expand your horizons, deepen your understanding, and embark on an inspiring journey of personal and spiritual development.

 Check  the column to the left, or our Adult Education Community Calendar for Adult Education opportunities in the coming months.

Words That Shape The World: Middot, Mussar, and The Language Of Jewish Values

The words — from the Torah — are simple. But the concepts they represent are extraordinary. Today, the ancient vocabulary continues to shape the world. Mussar (Spiritual Practice) and Middot (Character Development) are part of a disciplined approach to incorporating the Jewish values of Chesed (Lovingkindness), Kavod (Respect), Tzedek (Justice), and Tikvah (Hope) into our daily lives.

Rabbi Mike’s four-session course — Words That Shape The World — offers a practical guide to sustaining moral behavior as we cope with threats to the natural world, economic turbulence, extremism, and war.

1: “Listen to me, Kiddo.”
A father (Moses ben Nachman, a/k/a Ramban) writes to his son about the secret of life to insure “that you will succeed in all your ways.” The year is 1263. What could possibly go wrong?

2: Are human beings worth it?
If God is so perfect, why are we so messed up? Should we have even been created? 

3: What do you do with people you hate?
Every soul supposedly has value. Oh, really?! What’s in it for me to connect with someone I loathe?

4: Am I wise or am I a fool?
What goes into the making of a personality? Do I have any control? What if the evil-eye is inside me?

The classes are open to all, regardless of background or level of knowledge. Each meeting will be a stand-alone lesson, perfect for dropping in.


$54 for members/$72 for non-members for all four classes or $18 per individual class.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 • 18 Adar I 5784
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 • 2 Adar II 5784
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024 • 16 Adar II 5784
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 • 23 Adar II 5784

Register Here

Adult Hebrew Classes

Hebrew and Trope Classes for Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced learners are now open for registration with a limited number of seats available. Classes will start at the end of 2023 and continue into 2024. All classes are on a moderate fee basis. Average fees are $15-$20 per class; private lessons are available at $50-60. All beginner classes meet via Zoom, while some advanced/intermediate classes may involve some in person learning. To register, please contact Sandra Menes (sivia.traveler@hotmail.com)

Imbibing the Bible

CBH Members and their guests are invited to a casual come-as-you-are time to enjoy a drink with friends and talk Torah! Rabbi Mike presents a short text with lots of time to discuss and socialize. This gathering will be recurring and rotate among CBH member homes throughout the Metro Atlanta area. 

Please register here:

Sunday, November 12th • Pine Lake

Sunday, December 3rd • Grant Park

Sunday, January 7th • Sagamore Hills

Sunday, February 25th  • Old Fourth Ward

Sunday, March 17th • Druid Hills

Check back for April, May, & June dates!

Jewish Folklore Exploration

A highly stimulating discussion of various beloved Jewish folktales and stories. Read them in advance and discuss or enact them in a radio play format. Held in various homes with light munchies in the evenings. Check the listserv if you are interested. Currently, in-person only with option for those on Zoom to form their own group.

Mon, May 20 2024 12 Iyyar 5784