Adult Education

Study has always been at the heart of Jewish life. At TJ, our mission is to create an environment that encourages every learner and to open the doors to lifelong Jewish education. It is never too early or never too late to begin the journey!

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Classes:

It’s never too late to begin. For men and women 20-120 years old who wish to be called to the Torah as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  It is a two-year journey of study (depending on your level).  Call the temple office for more information. 

 

Torah Study via Zoom

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Jewish Bad Boys with Rabbi Feivel

Thursdays 10:45 a.m. in person

January 20 – Shabtai Tzvi

February 17 – Bar Kochba

March 24 - TBD

April 21 - TBD

May 19 - TBD

Hebrew Language Class with Rabbi Feivel 

Mondays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom - BEGINNERS - Learn the aleph/bet

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in person - INTERMEDIATE - Know the aleph/bet & can decode

Judaism 2.0 with Rabbi Yaron via Zoom

One-hour classes / 4 topics / Do them all or just pick one!

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

  1. God - in these 4 sessions we will explore different philosophies of Jewish thinkers about who/what is God - From Buber’s “I and Thou” to Humanistic Judaism, from Maimonides 13 principles of belief to Mordechai Kaplan’s ideas that gave birth to Reconstructionist Judaism. (10/6; 10/20; 11/3; 11/17)

  2. History: In these 4 Sessions we will follow the 4 great revolutions of Jewish traditions and come to understand the continuous changing nature of Judaism. We will explore the period of 1st and 2nd temple, the period following the destruction of the Temple and the rise of Rabbinic Judaism and the writing of Talmud and conclude with the rise of kabbalistic and progressive Judaism in the 18-21st century. (1/5; 1/19; 2/2; 2/16)

  3. The Jewish Bookshelf: In these 3 sessions we will open and better understand some of the more known and less known treasures that can be found in a classic Jewish library- from understanding how the Tanach (bible came to be) to who were the people that wrote the books of the prophets. We will try to understand the writings of Maimonides and the epic works of A.J. Heschel as well as acquaint ourselves with modern Israeli poets and authors. (3/2; 3/23; 4/6)

  4. Sacred celebrations: These 3 sessions are dedicated to a deeper understanding of the most well-known Jewish holidays - we will try to understand the historic context of each holiday, the rational for the traditions and laws as well as follow the evolution of our holidays, Shabbat, High Holy Days, Passover and all the rest! (4/27; 5/25)

Introduction to Judaism

BEGINNING JANUARY 2022 & Culminating Hanukkah 2022

Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Yaron and Rabbi Feivel

For people who are considering becoming a Jew by choice, or for people who were born Jewish but had no formal Jewish Education

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 1/12; 1/26; 2/9; 2/23; 3/9; 3/30; 4/13; 5/4; 5/18

Register with the office at 561-624-4633