Welcome to Beth Tzedec Small Groups!

After a wonderful first year that took place exclusively on Zoom, we are excited for year two of our Beth Tzedec Small Groups.

As we are itching to reconnect with old friends and develop new caring relationships, Beth Tzedec Small Groups are an opportunity to connect monthly with other Beth Tzedec members over a shared goal, project or interest. 



BT Small Groups consist of  8 to 15 people meeting monthly on Zoom or in person from October to June to discuss a topic or engage in an activity that is of particular interest to YOU. We are excited to launch 22 diverse groups to choose from in our second year. 


Led by a fellow Beth Tzedec member, BT Small Groups are made up of mostly BT members. Group members are asked to commit to attending all nine meetings. 


Due to Covid-19, most groups will meet over Zoom to start and will transition to in person when possible based on the preference of the group members and public health regulations. Some groups will remain on Zoom the whole year, while others will begin outdoors as long as weather permits. Check the description to see the leader’s plan.


To learn, laugh and develop meaningful relationships that deepen connections to other members, to Judaism and to Beth Tzedec while engaging in activities that are important to YOU.


Member registration opens on August 12, with non-member registration opening on September 10. See individual group descriptions which will detail the monthly day/time for group meetings. Group Leaders and members can schedule the exact meeting dates together. Groups will meet from October to June. Small Groups registration closes on October 5.


To register for a Small Group, click on its title to be linked to the information and registration page:


Wise Aging: A Year of Contemplative Inspiration (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Led by Lorraine Sandler
Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Pilates Group (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Led by Mia Rappaport with Rayna Jolley

Have You Dreamed of Writing Your Story? Let's Do It! (FEW SPACES AVAILABLE)
Led by Norman Bacal
Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

20s AND 30s

Advancing Your Career (FEW SPACES AVAILABLE)
Led by Norman Bacal
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Creating the Calendar: Expressing theJewishCalendar Through Arts &Crafts (FEW SPACES REMAINING)
Led by Shimona Hirchberg
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Between the Lines: A Social Justice Book Club (FEW SPACES REMAINING)
Led by Leah Mauer
Thursday evenings
(first Thursday of each month)

Schvitz and Schmooze: A GTA Exploration Group (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Led by Gaby Heymann
Sundays at 11:00 am
(third Sunday of each month)


Around the Dinner Table (FEW SPACES REMAINING)
Led by Patti Rotman
Mondays at 5:00 pm

Chapters for Change: A Social Action Book Club (FEW SPACES REMAINING)
Led by Bari Zittell
Mondays at 7:30 pm 
(every sixth week)

From Deborah to David: Governance, Personalities (and Problematics) in Ancient Israel (FEW SPACES REMAINING)
Led by Nira Kolers
Tuesdays at 2:00 pm

Led by Brianne Freedman
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Shmita and the Land on Which We Sit: A Jewish Perspective on Land, Sustainability and Our Responsibilities as Settlers (FEW SPOTS REMAINING)
Led by Corrine Hart
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

The Good LifeConversations (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Led by Pearl Gropper  Berman and Judy Moncik
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Rabbi Sacks Reading Group (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Led by Benji Shinewald
Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Led by Bonnie Greenberg
Fridays at 1:00 pm

Health and Wellness for Today's Career Women (FEW SPOTS REMAINING)
Led by Lisa Wall

Led by Reb Steve Wernick and Alan Sless
Sunday mornings

New-ish Jewish Families/Parents Group (SPOTS REMAINING)
Led by Meredith Mednick
Fridays at 12:00 noon