Life Long Learning

Educational programming at BKB offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth.  Members of all ages are challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey.

For more information or to enroll in any of the BKB educational programs, please contact BKB at 661.942.4415 or at bkbav@bkbav.org. NOTE: All education programs are currently online during the Coronavirus emergency.

FOR OUR PRESCHOOLERS: BAGELS AND BLOCKS

On Sunday mornings, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, we offer Bagels and Blocks for ages 3-5 to help start them out on their Jewish education.

FOR OUR YOUTH: THE BKB RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Register now for the 5782 (2021-2022) BKB Religious School Year. School is on Sundays from 9:30 am012:30. This year school will be via both distance learning and periodic in-person meetings.

The BKB Religious School provides Providing Jewish education for children in grades K-10, including bar/bat mitzvah preparation and Confirmation for 10th graders. The BKB Religious School is fun, convenient, and affordable.

Children can be enrolled in the BKB Religious School anytime during the school year. Non-member families can enroll their children in the BKB Religious School for one year. Please contact the BKB Office at 661.942.4415 or at bkbav@bkbav.org for more information or to enroll.

FOR OUR ADULTS: BKB JEWISH LEARNING

BKB Adult Jewish Learning includes Torah study at Saturday morning services and special programs and classes conducted by our Rabbi and by lay leaders at BKB Auxiliary meetings and other times. 

MODERN GIANTS OF JEWISH THOUGHT
An Exploration of Major Jewish Thinkers of the Past 100 Years
on Six Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm on Zoom

 Rabbi Alan Henkin will offer a six-part class on some of the most important shapers of modern Jewish thought. This Adult Jewish Learning Class will be an adventure in the challenging, controversial thinking of Jewish thought-leaders of 20th and 21st centuries. Among the subjects that we will explore are God, Torah, Israel, human being, revelation of Torah, and embodiment.

Dates and Topics

October 26:       The Germans: Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber
November 30:   The Reconstructionists: Mordecai Kaplan and Milton Steinberg
December 14:   The Orthodox: Joseph Soloveitchik and David Hartman
January 25:        The Reform Rabbis: Jakob Petuchowski and Eugene Borowitz
February 22:      Feminist and Queer Thought
March 22:           The Process Thinkers and Wrap-up

To get on the Zoom invitation list (invitations sent out the day before each program), please email bkbav@bkbav.org.