Adult Education

The Synagogue sponsors a variety of adult study programs, including Hebrew instruction, mini-courses and in-depth study on a wide range of topics.

Please join us for the 2014-2015 year of Emanu-El University!

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00-8:30PM, August 26, 2014-May 19, 2015
EXCEPT FOR: November 25th; December 23rd; December 30th; March 31st & April 7th

Students have the choice of three classes, which take place concurrently:

Judaism 101 (Instructor: Lara LeRoy): A thorough introduction to Judaism. Explore customs, rituals, and holidays. Appropriate for introductory learners, those looking for a “refresher course”, and for those considering converting to Judaism.

The Jewish Contribution to the Development of World Civilization (Instructor: Robert Lovinger, PhD): The concept of this course is to look at what role Jews, Judaism, and Jewish thinking played in the development of world civilizations. This will be done by reading and discussing the Thomas Cahill series “The Hinges of History,” plus some supplementary readings.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah (Instructors: Pam Coyle & Rabbi Adam J. Rosenbaum): Learn trope (Torah/Haftarah cantillation) and the structure and content of Shabbat services – and help to lead it yourself at Emanu-El! Participation pending, the Adult B’nai Mitzvah service will take place Saturday, May 16, 2015.         Participants must be Emanu-El members.

Tuition: $54 for one semester, $100 for both semesters, $136 for the full year of Adult B’nai Mitzvah. Contact the office at 571-3264 or to register!

 Other Classes — No Fees or Pre-Registration Necessary!

 A Touch of the Bavli: A Talmud Introduction:Join Rabbi Rosenbaum as we explore some of the   essential sugyot (sections) of the Babylonian Talmud, and learn how they helped to shape the Jewish world today.
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30AM, August 28, 2014-May 21, 2015

Danish & D’rash: A sneak peak at the week’s Torah portion prior to Saturday morning services. Complete with coffee and treats! Led by Rabbi Rosenbaum. Saturdays, 9:00-9:30AM

Jewish Mysteries … Revealed!:Come to afternoon minyan at 5:30PM, stay for snacks and join Rabbi            Rosenbaum as he answers Jewish questions you’ve always wanted to know but weren’t ready to ask about. Topics will include: Minyan, Shabbat services, Holiday observance, Life-cycle, and more (including your requests)! Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45PM, August 26, 2014-May 19, 2015

Please contact the office at (843)571-3264 or to register.