Scolnic Adult Institute

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The Rabbi Samuel Scolnic Adult Institute offers classes in a wide variety of Jewish subjects, including traditional Torah study, history, culture, Israel, philosophy, ethics, law, literature, music, and art.

Our clergy teach every fall and spring semester along with other rabbis and educators and experts on specific topics of interest.

Each semester there are courses available on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and the semester is six weeks long.

If you have any questions, please email

Spring 2024 Semester

The Spring 2024 semester will take place from Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26-27 through Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, with a break from April 22-May 1 for Passover. Stay tuned for more information.

The Rabbi Samuel Scolnic Adult Institute was formerly known as the Saul Bendit Adult Institute.

The Judith Scolnic Memorial Lecture

To honor the memory of Judith Scolnic z”l, the Scolnic Institute committee hosted a lecture to inaugurate the Fall 2022 semester of classes. Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic, son of Beth El’s Rabbi Samuel Scolnic z”l, and Judith Scolnic z”l, delivered a talk entitled Did Democratic Ideals Begin in Early Israel?

Click here to view the recording from the lecture.