Lifelong Learning


We offer a variety of adult learning opportunities throughout the year -- from ongoing classes to individual programs and guest speakers.


Current offerings include:


Judaism for Beginners

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

For more info, contact Rabbi Amy Feder


Torah and Takeout: Young Professional's Edition (No class in September or December 2015)

This monthly series for young professional's (20s, 30s and 40s) explores Torah while enjoying delicious takeout themed around the Torah discussion of the month. Torah topics include subjects that are important to this demographic including interfaith relationships, women in leadership, how Jewish history and practice pertain to modern-day Judaism and Jewish life, and how to weave Reform Judaism into everyday practice for our future generations. $12/person. Babysitting available for $5/child. Led by Rabbi

For more info, contact Michael Alper.


Torah Tuesdays

Bring a sack lunch and a Bible and join Rabbi Alper every Tuesday, from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm for a lively, interactive discussion of the week's Torah portion. All are welcome! Come every week or whenever you have time. For more info, contact Rabbi  Michael Alper.


Shabbat Morning Bible Study with Rabbi Shook (October 3, 2015 - April 30, 2016)

This class, taught by Rabbi Mark L. Shook, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel and Adjunct Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Saint Louis University, runs from October 3, 2015 - April 30, 2016 and starts at 9:15 am. Throughout the course, Rabbi Shook weaves together ancient history, Biblical scholarship, and current topics as you interact with the meaning and understanding of the Biblical text. All are welcome; free of charge.


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.