Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Adult Learning Opportunities

B'nai Israel offers a wide range of learning opportunites through organized classes, special events, residencies, workshops and more. 

Upcoming Education Special Events

Wednesday Evening Adult Education

Rabbi Feldman will be teaching a five-session class on a classic work of Abraham Joshua Heschel entitled Heavenly Torah: As Refracted Through the Generations. Dr. Heschel explores the world of the Rabbis and, in his own poetic and insightful fashion, brings to life their disagreements and resolutions. Clearly, this large volume will not be covered during this class. Materials will be provided to the participants. Five of the 41 chapters in the book will be discussed. 

Materials for the first session will be available in the office or from Rabbi Feldman beginning on October 31.

Dates: November 7, 14, 28; December 5 and 12.

New Start Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Recurring Study Opportunities

Shabbat Lunch & Learn

Twice monthly, 12:30-2 p.m.
Many people find a deep satisfaction and joy in the quest for knowledge and the experience of engaged learning. Shabbat is a rich time to relax, share food, and come together in community to study Jewish wisdom.

Twice a month Rabbi Feldman conducts a learning session after services. Beginning this Shabbat, he will be teaching from sections of a work called Ein Yaakov. This text, a compilation of the spiritual and inspirational teachings from the Talmud, was a the subject of Sunday morning for many Sundays at BIJC. This study opportunity will allow these teachings to enhance our Shabbat experience in our community.

The class begins on October 27 at 12:30 p.m. Check our calendar or weekly announcements for upcoming Lunch & Learn sessions.

Individual Study and Direction

Rabbi Feldman is available to set up individual courses of study, including for those interested in exploring basic Judaism.

You may reach Rabbi Feldman at 707-765-2937 or