We are a community of lifelong learners who engage deeply in study and pursue opportunities for spiritual growth.

Adult Learning Opportunities

Join us for our Adult Education Programs which are free and virtual, unless otherwise specified. For our 2021-2022 year we offered 40 programs to our CBI community. These programs included virtual travel to explore Jewish communities in Afghanistan, Brazil, Prague and many others. We participated in intimate conversations with well-known authors, experienced interesting programs on film, theatre and entertainment, and discussed important issues stemming from Jewish life and current events. We learned from our rabbis, enriching our knowledge of Jewish life and the holidays. Join us for a wonderful 2022-2023 line-up of dynamic programming! All programs and registration links are listed on our Study & Learn web-page and our calendar. To join our adult education email list, please contact Rabbi Rosenbaum at hrosenbaum@cbict.org.

S.A.G.E. Programs are for everyone, regardless of age! Currently, these speaker programs are offered in-person or virtually and are free.  The programs are on Tuesdays at 11:00am, often there is a gentle yoga warm-up offered before the program begins. Click on the link below for July and August 2022 programming information. Our calendar and Chai Lights also includes updates and Zoom information.

Beginning on October 19th, this community course is taught by the Greater Hartford Reform Rabbis in person at CBI. Classes are Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Tuition is $180 per person or $230 per couple (scholarships are available). The curriculum includes basic Hebrew, Jewish history, liturgy, holidays and life cycle events, as well as the Jewish perspective on spirituality, values, and community. To register, or if you have questions, please contact Wendy Berg at wberg@cbict.org or 860-233-8215.

All are welcome to engage with our text every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Our Torah study is currently being held both in person and virtually. Please visit our calendar at cbict.org/calendar for the Zoom access information.

The Adult Learning Committee hosts leading experts in Jewish history, culture, and spirituality. Please go to www.cbict.org/calendar for the most updated list of scheduled events including registration information if required.

Adults may study independently with our clergy or in a small group. Contact Mary Messana for more information at mmessana@cbict.org or 860-233-8215.

S.A.G.E. meets on Tuesdays twice a month at 11am and includes educational discussions and programs. Programs may be in-person or virtual, check cbict.org/calendar for details. Current programming: August 23rd - The Impact of the Supreme Court on American Politics with David Yalof, Head of the Department of Political Science at UConn, September 23rd - Real Art Ways with Will Wilkins, October 11th - Habitat for Humanity with Suzanne Feola, October 25th - The Upcoming Winter Virus Season with Dr. Jeff Kagan.