Lifelong Learning

 Lifelong Learning Program for 5779 (2018-19) 


ST CINEMA SERIESHUMMUS! THE MOVIE” and Israeli Dinner –. Bring the family for this fun documentary about Hummus in Israel followed by Israeli food of course!  On a deeper level it tells the story how food can affect our culture and transcend religious and


Lessons from the Book of Samuel – Learn with Rabbi Adam as we continue to explore more of the Book of Samuel, newcomers welcome!  9:4510:45 AM, Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 3rd. Check our calendar for updates.

Prayerbook Hebrew Learn basic Hebrew with emphasis on the meaning of prayers. Led by Ellen Lewis, 10:45 AM – noon. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 3rd. Check our calendar for updates.

NEW! Topics in TalmudRabbi Adam explores themes from the Babylonian Talmud, written in the Seventh Century, which defines who we are today as Jews.  Wed., Jan. 23, Thursdays, Feb. 7 and 21, 7:30 – 9 PM.

 “Cantor’s Trope Class” – Learn Torah trope, or musical cantillation, so you can read from the Torah. For those who are just learning and those who need a refresher. Saturdays after services, starting November 10.

 “Make your Passover Seder Unforgettable” Come learn and laugh as Dr. Murray Spiegel, author of “300 Ways to Ask the Four Questions” teaches us how to make our Seders more fun, educational and memorable.  Thursday, March 28, 7:30 PM.

Learn with Rabbi Astor Rabbi Carl Astor does an encore class this spring following Passover for 4 sessions. Dates and topics TBA.

Tikkun Leiyl Shavuot Join us to welcome the holiday of Shavuot, as we enjoy presentations by fellow congregants on a wide range of Jewish and Torah topics.  Always a fun, enlightening evening. Saturday, June 8, Begins at 8:00 PM.


 SHABBAT LUNCH & LEARNS – join us over Kiddush following Saturday services to hear:

 “Prayer 101”Rabbi Adam continues his prayer series, reviewing the basics of Saturday services – (see listing above).  Saturday, November 17 – Postponed.  New date TBA.

“Journeys: An American Story” – Andrew Tisch, author, discusses tales of immigration to America. Saturday, January 5

 “Guatemala” Rabbi Adam will discuss his trip the previous week to Guatemala taken under the auspices of the Jewish World Services.   Saturday, January 26.

 “Jewish Life in Sweden” Fellow congregants Mikael & Caterina Dolston discuss the history and character of the Swedish Jewish Community as well as the challenges faced today.  Saturday March 2.  

For more information about classes, contact Rabbi Adam, Carol Mermey or Joel Weinberg via the office (

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