Take an Adult Education Class!

The Heska Amuna Synagogue Education Committee offers a wide range of continuing education opportunities. These classes are open to all members at no cost; nonmembers may be asked to pay a small fee to attend.

Please contact Abraham Brietstein for questions regarding classes (abriet@aol.com).

Sunday Synagogue University, a joint program with our religious school, holds short 6-week-session mini-classes throughout the year. These classes are open to teens as well as adults. Classes currently open for all!

More Adult Learning opportunities:

Talmud Class—New Cycle Begins, 7 pm – 8 pm on Wednesdays, beginning January 8th.  Help us launch a new beginning with Talmud Tractate Berakhot “Blessings” the start of the 14th cycle (makhzor). Jack Love and Raphe Panitz guide group discussions on a page of Talmud each class. All are invited, no Hebrew language required. Attend any week – drop-ins welcome!

Mindfulness Practice – All are invited for an hour of spiritual reflection (not necessarily) religious through music, meditation, shared experiences, and wisdom of the Jewish heritage. Facilitated by Rabbi Ferency in Sid’s Café

Hebrew Classes:


  • Advanced Prayer Book Hebrew
  • Beginning Prayer Book Hebrew
  • Learning Hebrew Letters, 10:00 am

Please contact Peggy Littmann at plittmann@comcast.net or (865) 776-1013 with questions or RSVP


Conversational Hebrew, 6:15 pm

Please contact Markus Eisenbach at mels@gurla.net with questions or RSVP.