Lifelong Learning

We offer a variety of adult learning opportunities throughout the year -- from ongoing classes to individual programs and guest speakers.
Everyone is welcome to join us; open to the community.

Current offerings by day of the week include:


Judaism for Beginners
Monday mornings from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Temple Israel
Join Rabbi Amy and Rabbi Michael for a casual introduction to Judaism class where we'll discuss lifecycle, theology, holidays and everything in between! This class is perfect for Jews, those considering conversion, and those in interfaith families. No question is too basic or too tough. 
All are welcome; just c'mon by.



The Way Into Torah
Weekly Class Meetings - Tuesdays, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at TI
This class, led by Rabbi Alper, is for anyone interested in learning the Torah for the first time. Taught at an introductory level, students will encounter some of the most famous laws and legends of Jewish history and culture. Each class will be based upon classical rabbinic interpretations of the Torah.

All are welcome; bring your own bagged lunch.


Saturday Morning Bible Study
Rabbi Emeritus, Mark Shook
Saturday mornings at Temple Israel in the Dubinsky Board Room

October 14, 2017 – April 29, 2018
9:15 am – Complimentary continental breakfast
9:45 am to 10:45 am – Bible Study
The popular and long-running Bible study class with Rabbi Emeritus, Mark Shook, continues this fall. This year, the class will focus on the book of the prophet Ezekiel. New students are always welcome. No previous experience is necessary. Students are asked to bring their own Bibles; Jewish Publication Society TANACH is preferred but not required.
Questions? Contact Rabbi Shook at or 314-432-8050.


Interested in classes at TI?
If there is a class topic that interests you, but you don't see it offered above, please contact Rabbi Alper to discuss your interests and/or for more information about all adult learning opportunities.


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Congregation Temple Israel

#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr.
(Ladue @ Spoede Road)
St. Louis, MO 63141-7670

Office: (314) 432 - 8050
Fax: (314) 432 - 8053
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Hours of Operation

Temple Israel Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Preschool Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

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