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Adult education

Whether you join us on an exciting travel adventure, or come to one of our ongoing offerings, we look forward to expanding our Jewish horizons together! 

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ONGOING Adult Education

At Temple B'nai Israel, we embrace Torah Lishmah- Lifelong Learning- as a core value, realized through our adult education opportunities. Between regularly scheduled classes, travel, and special programs, there is always something to learn! 

First Shabbat of the Month: Meaning and Mussar
For several years Rabbi Harris has led a Shabbat morning discussion about “Mussar” – the Jewish study of applying personal ethics to our daily lives. We are broadening our study to “Meaning” in Torah, Haftarah, and the Jewish text calendar. On the first Shabbat of the month we meet at 9 am for meaningful discussion that begins with the weekly parasha (either Torah or Haftarah or both) and extends to our own experiences in living Judaism today.

Thursday Lunch and Learn
Most Thursdays at noon, Rabbi Harris leads a discussion on various timely topics from Jewish news, current events, and interesting texts or media. Student Cantor Elliott Wulff leads the class once a month, and we occasionally have outside guest speakers. This discussion is in person at the Temple Chapel or via Zoom. The weekly topics are available in advance on the Temple website calendar.

Introduction to Judaism and Adult Hebrew Courses
 Introduction to Judaism is an overview of Reform Judaism and its beliefs, practices, traditions, values, history, texts, and community, intended for those considering conversion and lifelong learners alike. Adult Hebrew teaches adults the Hebrew alphabet, reading skills, and basic vocabulary. We refer interested learners to an online course through the URJ!

Special Programs, Festivals, and Holidays
Throughout the year, we host numerous adult education opportunities at the Temple and in the community with other organizations. Some programs may be part of our observances of a holiday while others are scheduled throughout the year. Check our calendar or weekly What's Nu e-newsletter for upcoming learning opportunities. 

Temple 2.0 Tour to israel may 27-june 7, 2024

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