Lifelong Learning


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


Current offerings by day of the week include:



Judaism for Beginners

Judaism for Beginners is led by the Rabbis and held every Monday mornings 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





The Way Into Torah

The 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. Bring your own lunch. 

Weekly Class Meetings - Tuesdays, beginning in August of 2016

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at TI

For more information, email Rabbi  Michael Alper.



Crafting for Community

Whether you knit, scrapbook, or enjoy other creative hobbies, this group is a place to enjoy your craft while learning from each other and building community. We also work together on tikkun olam projects, such as knitting hats for babies for Nurses For Newborns, making Teddy bears that help raise funds to support TI's youth group, and creating holiday cards to send to Jewish soldiers abroad. 

Dates: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, May - August, 2016
Place: Meeting space across from TI's front office
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For questions or more information on the group, contact Jody Chassin at or 314-566-1274.





Saturday Morning Bible Study

Saturday mornings in the Boardroom - October 1, 2016 through April 29, 2017 Continental Breakfast: 9:00 am - 9:45 am Bible Study: 9:45 am - 10:45 am Rabbi Emeritus Mark L. Shook will present a comprehensive and in depth study of the Book of Jeremiah. Students will explore the history and culture of the biblical prophets. They will gain a unique understanding of how and why the Hebrew Bible was written, and even… by whom. This is not your college “Bible as Literature,” class – it is so much more. There is no previous Bible Study experience necessary. All you need to bring each week is an English language copy of the Hebrew Scriptures. Try it for two weeks and you will be hooked. Although an RSVP is not required, providing Rabbi Shook with your current email address will get you on the class mailing list for course announcements and updates as well as an opportunity to ask questions.


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.