Adult Education


Hebrew, Basic and Advanced
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
Opportunities to learn to read Hebrew letters, begin study of prayerbook Hebrew, including grammar and vocabulary, and an option for conversational modern Hebrew study.

Judaism 101, For Everyone
Sundays, 11:00 a.m.
An exploration of Jewish essentials for those who are Jewish by birth, by choice, or just interested. (Text: On One Foot, available from American Jewish University)

Judaism 201, Synagogue Skills
1st & 3rd Sunday every month, 7:15 p.m. (first class: February 18)
Train to lead worship, read and chant Torah and Haftara, with the option of celebrating an Adult Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah.

Judaism 301, Rabbinic Text
2nd & 4th Sunday every month, 7:15 p.m. (first class: February 25)
Read Hebrew texts with English translation, including but not limited to Mishnah (1st century precepts), Midrash (rabbinic “fan-fiction”), Sefer HaChinuch and Mussar (ethical literature of the medieval and early modern ages).

Torah for All Ages
Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m.
Join our religious school students as we learn to read from the Torah by studying and singing the trope (musical notation). Fun for all ages to learn and sing together – no musical skill needed!

Hebrew through Pirke Avot (Ethics of Our Ancestors)
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.
Expand you Hebrew reading and comprehension while learning the wisdom of our sages – the perfect class for the whole family!

A Page of Talmud
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Gather to read a page of Talmud (in English) together. This is a group activity rather than an instructor based course. Team leaders are Raphe Panitz and Jack Love.

If you have any questions about the classes, please contact the Adult Education Coordinator, Dr. Raphael Panitz, by filling out the form below.