Lifelong Learning

Table of Contents:

Torah Study
Chai Mitzvah Judaic Class
Women's Spirituality
Rabbinic Corps
Jewish Meditation
Online Resources


Adult Education Calendar


Saturday mornings 10:00-11:30am. We study the weekly Torah portion during our Shabbat Morning Service. The study is interactive & lively. All are urged to participate & share their views of how our sacred text still speaks to us in the 21st century. Torah study is usually the lengthier part of the morning experience on Shabbat without a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.


It’s not just another “Adult Education Class”!  It’s “Chai Mitzvah”!
Chai Mitzvah is an adult Jewish engagement initiative, asking the question, “What do you want your adult Jewish life to look like?” Rabbi Torop will guide participants in answering that question through study, spirituality and social action on a monthly basis. Over 1500 people have asked that question, and Chai Mitzvah has been the vehicle for exploring the answers. There are five steps to participate in Chai Mitzvah:
1. Attend a monthly group study session for 9 months. Topics include: Mindful Living, Gratitude, and Interpersonal Relationships, for example.
2. Pick something you’d like to learn more about for independent study.
3. Try or deepen a Jewish ritual or spiritual practice of your own choosing.
4. Engage in a social action project.
5. Celebrate your achievement.

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: Rabbi Debbie Prinz presents her program called Jews on the Chocolate Trail, which will feature a chocolate tasting, a presentation of her book, "On the Chocolate Trail", and much more! Sunday, October 18, 10 - 11:30am
Join other women in the congregation for these inspirational quarterly Sunday morning gatherings from 9:45 to 10:45am. For more information contact Sharon Johnson-Levy at [email protected] Throughout this year this group will be discussing When Good Things Happen to Bad People, by Harold S. Kushner.  Our 2015-2016 dates are: September 20, November 1, February 14, 2016 and April 24, 2016.

Ever been asked to help lead a Shabbat service but didn’t know how? Have you wanted to help out when the Rabbi was away, but were unsure of knowing “enough”? Do you feel confident in front of others until you walk through the doors of the Sanctuary? Have you ever wanted to lead a shiva minyan? Join us for an informative workshop that will teach you how to do all of the above and more.

A guided meditation group with Jewish themes for spiritual development; this group is great for those seeking to enhance their relationship with God. Spend time discussing Jewish works that will inspire and guide focused meditation time.

Please see below to reach resources for some online learning! No matter - beginner to expert - There is always more to learn!

Click here for the Behrman House reading practice, and Hebrew Letter Games

Click here for Akhlah Quizzes and Letters of the Day

Click here for the LearnHebrewPod learning Modules

Click here for curriculum with a teacher in Israel

Click here to learn alongside others in a live chat type setting on LiveMocha