Adult Jewish Learning

Did you know that Rabbi Akiva, one of the greatest Jewish sages, started learning at age 40? The perfect time to start is right now! We offer a variety of engaging learning options for students of all backgrounds.

 



B’nei Mitzvah Class
Mon 5-7p | Starts Jan 13

Learn to read Hebrew from the torah, connect with other adults interested in exploring their Jewish roots, immerse yourself in Jewish tradition, and build friendships within a sacred community of learners. No Hebrew literacy required. 

Instructors: Rabbis Danny Moss, Elana Nemitoff-Bresler, and Susan Landau Moss

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Hebrew Class
Mon 6-7p | Starts Jan 13

For adult and teen students who are interested in learning Hebrew from scratch (without the commitment to becomingB’nei Mitzvah) we offer the option to sign up for the Hebrew class only from 6-7p.

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Introduction to Talmud
with Rabbi Moss
Wed | 10-11a

You’ve probably heard of the Talmud, but what is it? Why does it hold such a prominent position in Jewish learning, law, and morality? In this class we will take a look at the histories, mysteries, and major figures of the Talmud. We will also study some of its texts. No prior experience with Babylonian Aramaic required. All sources will be available in English translation. 
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Interfaith Theology Course
Tues | 11a-12p

Clergy from various denominations address essential religious topics including creation, revelation, redemption, good and evil, covenant, and many other topics. Rabbi Friedman will teach the first two sessions on Sept 3 & 10. All are welcome.
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Saturday Morning Minyan and Torah Study
Sat | 9a

Shabbat services, bagels and the study of the weekly parashah.

 

 


 

Past Offerings:

Rabbi Orkand: 70th Anniversary Kickoff

A Taste of Mussar: The Personal Ethics of Liberation

Kol Isha: A Woman’s Voice in Jewish Tradition, with world-renowned professors

Clergy Winter Mini Course: Hidden Voices of Torah

 

Chanukah: Flames of Division & Light of Hope
with Rabbi Moss
Sun Dec 15 |  10a

The valiant Maccabees have become a symbol of heroism for everyone from modern Israeli soldiers to elite Jewish athletes. Do these victors of the Chanukah story deserve our adoration? We will look at the true history of the Maccabees and discern what they can teach us about our own days of bitter culture battles and political malfeasance.

 

Returning to our Best Selves:
Teshuvah in the Wisdom of Maimonides with Rabbi Moss
The Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes our High Holy Days, is a time of reflection, introspection, and repair (teshuvah). This three-part mini-series will probe the deeper meanings and practical dimensions of teshuvah, the journey back to our best selves, through the scholarship of the great Moses Maimonides (and maybe a few real-life examples from Netflix). No prior knowledge is necessary. All sources will be available in translation.

 

Israeli Elections, Take Two: What has Changed; What’s at Stake?
On Sept 17 Israelis will go to the polls to elect the 120 members of the 22nd Knesset. Rabbi Friedman will explain why this is happening, what has changed since the April elections, and what is at stake for Israeli society.