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Adult Education - Congregation Sherith Israel

Adult learning reveals new dimensions in Jewish life

Education enriches the mind and the spirit long after schooldays end. At Sherith Israel, a variety of programs and classes address the vast breadth and depth of Jewish learning—religious, historical and cultural.

For details on current adult programs, see our weekly Under the Dome email, our newsletter and Shabbat flyers. You’ll find specific dates and times in our calendar. 

Torah study

Saturdays, 9:15-10:15 am

Find a whole new way—actually many new ways—to look at the Torah and Jewish thought. No previous Torah experience is necessary, and you can drop in any time. Come just to listen or jump right in to fascinating discussions. Enjoy bagels and lox, coffee and tea.


Sundays, 1-2 pm
Fall 2018

Prayerbook Hebrew for the advanced beginner. We will focus on reading and deeply understanding prayers from the Siddur. This is a linguistic approach to Torah Study: what can learn from the words about the deep meaning of our prayers? Through this process, we will also learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary that’s applicable to modern Hebrew as well.

Email instructor Noa Levy for more information.

Introduction to Judaism: Exploring Jewish Beliefs and Practices

Wednesdays, 6:30–8 pm
Fall 2018

Classes led by Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf, Cantor David Frommer, Rabbi Abby Phelps and Lisa Erdberg. Free for CSI members and $180 for non-members. Scholarships available, no one turned away for financial reasons.

Jews looking for adult-level basics, interfaith couples, individuals considering conversion, seekers and all lifelong learners engage in study, discussion and hands-on experiences. The course begins with an introductory class before the High Holidays.

Register Here

Philosophy Circle: Origins of Modern Thought

Presented by Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan and Lehrhaus Judaica
Mondays, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, and May 6 and 20, 7–8:30 pm

Explore the thinkers and ideas influencing Jewish racial identity, the emerging Jewish state, post-Holocaust theology, feminism, new forms of worship, neo-Hasidism, and Judaism for the 21st century.

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Jewish Book Club,

4th Monday of the month, 7 pm

Enjoy stimulating discussions on themes of Jewish issues and history based on outstanding novels and nonfiction books by Jewish authors.  A congregant leads each session. Books for the year are chosen in May or June.  Click here for current selections

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