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Adult Education

Join us for Adult Education at Synagogue Emanu-El.  All classes are free and open to the public.


Current Offerings

Sulam for Purposeful Living  | Talmud Pesachim |  Prophets of Ancient Israel  |  Danish & D'rash


Sulam for Purposeful Living

Join Bob Leventhal and others in our community for Parts 2 & 3 of Sulam for Purposeful Living, aimed to help baby-boomers reflect on, re-energize, and re-imagine their life. As you take this journey, you will be inspired to draw from the deep waters of life experience and Jewish wisdom to find even more purpose in relationships with family, friends, colleagues and the Jewish community. Open to ages 55-72, no previous participation required. 90-minute sessions, maximum of 24 participants. Please register via the links below.

Open House-Who Are You Welcoming?
Sunday, April 25, 7:00-8:30pm
Engage Jewish traditional texts about the different kinds of friendships. Reflect on who is in your inner circles of connection. How has that list changed in the last five years? Are you looking for new qualities in your friends now? Are you truly open to new friendships? Discuss how Synagogue Emanu-El can help foster friendships and connection.  Register here.

Meaningful Work Today- Next Acts for Tomorrow
Sunday, May 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Engage with Jewish traditional texts on the importance of work and volunteerism. Take a self-assessment on how you experience your work or volunteer commitments. Discuss a case study of synagogue volunteerism. Discuss how Synagogue Emanu-El can create an environment that builds upon member’s interests and gifts.  Register here.


Danish & D'rash

with Rabbi Evan Ravski
Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Come and study some of the highlights of the weeks parsha and the commentary. Rabbi Ravski will bring the Torah, you bring the Danish!  Click here to join.


The Talmud Pesachim

The Talmud Pesachim with Rabbi Ravski, Thursdays, at 7:00PM

Join Rabbi Ravski in exploring all that the Talmud has to teach us in a new weekly Talmud class. We will study in English, using the new Steinsaltz translation from Koren publishing. The text will be provided for those who need it. This class is for Talud students of all levels and abilities.  Join here.


The Prophets of Ancient Israel

with Dr. Michael Kogan, Monday at 7:30pm

Join Dr. Kogan as he leads this on-going class in a study of the prophets.  New students are always welcome.  He recommends that all participants have a copy of the scriptures, so they can follow the text being discussed. 
Click here to register.


To view adult education sessions, please see the  synagogue calendar.


Offerings from FJMC (Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs)

"While we, as an organization and nation focus on the issues of Coronavirus, FJMC has launched a number of virtual sessions which cover a wide range of topics.  We know that many of us have been asked to work from home, have additional time to fill and this is a great time to learn more about something useful and interesting.  Here's a link to the schedule."

Wed, April 14 2021 2 Iyyar 5781