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 the 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.
Class Meetings - Tuesdays, throughout June 14
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at TI.
Further class session topics and dates TBA).
For more information, email Rabbi Michael Alper.
Life in Transition
Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, divorce, job transition or retirement? Join us for an open and enriching conversation where we'll discuss a healthy grieving process, resolution, adjustment and strategies for moving forward and finding fulfillment.
First Tuesday of each month, February-August 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Temple Israel. Participation is free and open to the community. The group is facilitated by Jan Nykin, M.Ed., LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice with a Para-Rabbinic certification.
Exploring Life's Journey
What is your purpose in life? Do God and spirituality play a role and how do you fit into the larger universe? Join us for this exciting group discussion and connect with Judaism, your spirituality, and transform into your highest self.
Third Tuesday of each month, February-August 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Temple Israel. Participation is free and open to the community. The group is facilitated by Jan Nykin, M.Ed., LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice with a Para-Rabbinic certification.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-566-1274.
Rabbi's Roundtable for Seniors
Seniors, empty nesters, and all with mid-day time to spare are invited to join Rabbi Feder and Rabbi Alper for lunch and conversation on the third Thursday of each month. We provide the lunch; you get to pick the discussion topics!
Cost for lunch: $10
RSVP required to Evie Bernstein, 314-434-3937.
April 21, May 19 & June 16, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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.