CBT Education Center

CBT’s education center was created by our founding Rabbi, Leonard A. Helman z”l, 1926-2013 of blessed memory. He was well known in the greater Santa Fe area for bringing people from all backgrounds together. secular and observant Jews, and non-Jews. Rabbi Hellman gathered local clergy together and taught us the value of inclusivity.

Rabbi Helman created our library where classes are held. Our programs reflect Rabbi Helman’s desire to bring all of the community together. This is how Beit Tikva came to be known as the Synagogue Different in the City Different!

Why is Learning so Important?

Prayer, Torah, and acts of goodness and righteousness are the pillars of Jewish life.
Congregation Beit Tikva is passionately involved in weekly learning as well as Shabbat worship and doing good deeds in the community.

Talmud Torah is the study of the Hebrew bible and all the related literature and stands at the focal point of our yearround classes. We gather every Shabbat morning for Torah study which focuses on the Torah portion and the haftorah weekly reading. During fall and spring semesters, we meet for an eight week period to study various Judaica topics, such as Maimonides Code for Jewish Living, Rashi on the Bible, the Book of Proverbs, and the book of Psalms, the mysteries of the Kabbalah, and great Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Every August as we approach the month of Elul, we study the laws of repentance and prepare ourselves for the Holy Days, the Days of Awe.


When is Torah Study?

9:30 am via Zoom every Saturday.
Torah study is in person AND on Zoom the third Saturday of the month

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/367591925#success

Or go to zoom.us and enter meeting # 367591925.

Latest Weekly Torah Portion

Parashat Va'yaz'tzay: Genesis 28:10 to 32:3

This Shabbat we begin the great adventure of Jacob. As soon as he leaves mother Rebecca’s managerial control, Jacob is…

Parashat Toldot, Genesis 25:19 to 28:9

“Toldot,” meaning generations, immediately begins with the stories about Jacob and Esau. They are destined to be eternal rivals. This…

Parashat Chaye-Sarah, Genesis 23:1 to 25:18

Our Torah portion is usually translated as the “life of Sarah,” but these opening verses actually deal with the death…

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program

The Bnai Mitzvah Program is under the direction of our Rabbi. Students begin their studies at least three years before their week of celebration. The emphasis in this program is to help our students learn the Hebrew prayers and develop a positive sense of their Jewish identity.
Boys and girls are encouraged to attend Shabbat services and will be asked to participate in services preceding their special Shabbat celebration.


We have an extensive library thanks to our founding rabbi, Leonard Helman, who gave his collection of books and literature as a foundation block for our collection. Our current library also includes an extensive collection of shofars and Judaica artwork.


Are we Open Every Shabbat?

Yes. We have services every Friday night, with the exception of the third week of the month. Then, we have services on Saturday morning after Torah study.

When are Services?

Friday nights at 6:00 pm. Doors are locked at 6:15 for security purposes.
If you are a first time visitor, we ask that you please arrive by 5:45 so we can get to know you.

Saturday morning at 10:45 am (after Torah Study at 9:30 am)

1st Friday of the month 6:00 pm
2nd Friday of the month 6:00 pm
3rd Friday of the month NO SERVICES
3rd Saturday of the month Service at 10:45 am
4th Friday of the month 6:00 pm
5th Friday of the month 6:00 pm

Does the Rabbi Make Pastoral Calls?

Absolutely. Contact Rabbi Levy through the office at (505) 820-2991
Or email: rabbi@beittikvasantafe.org

Does the Rabbi Officiate Funerals?

Yes. It is part of the duties of being a rabbi

Does the Rabbi Officiate Weddings?

Yes. The Rabbi especially loves officiating weddings. Read more here.