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Congregation Beth Israel

Bangor Maine

Made in Tel Aviv, Israel by Virtuti-D

Lifelong Learning

At Congregation Beth Israel we are enthusiastic about serious and joyful Jewish Learning!  Our current offerings include:

Shabbat Shiur

After Kiddush each week we study the parasha through the writings of Nehama Leibowitz a.h.  Copies of all texts (in English) are provided.

Weekly Online (Live!) Learning

Participate in Jewish learning from the comfort of your home, or at a time that is convenient for you.  Classes stream live each Thursday at 8 p.m. (Bangor Time) via You Tube.  All you need to watch the class is a web connection, but to interact in the chat area you need a YouTube account.  The newest livestream (and past classes can be accessed here or search YouTube for Rabbi Bill Siemers.


Every Tuesday at noon we meet for a light lunch and Talmud study.  Handouts in Hebrew and English are provided.  For the Spring 2015 term we are studying the third chapter of tractate Megillah.

Biblical Hebrew

Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. our Biblical Hebrew class meets.  This is a university-level class, using Marc Brettler’s Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Israeli Hebrew.  If you are interested in joining this class, please contact Rabbi Bill Siemers (rabbi @