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

Join Rabbi Feder on Monday mornings, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, for a casual introduction to Judaism class. This class is perfect for Jews, those considering conversion, and those in interfaith families. All are welcome to join in at any time! No question is too basic or too tough. This class in ongoing and led by 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 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. Led by Rabbi Michael Alper.


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

Taught by Rabbi Mark L. Shook, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel and Adjunct Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Saint Louis University, this popular weekly exploration of the Bible has been a part of Temple Israel's adult education program for more than 30 years. The class meets from 9:45-10:45 am each Saturday morning at Temple Israel.

  • No previous experience in studying the Bible is required, however, required text is the Jewish Publication Society (JPS) Tanach or equivalent.
  • The success of the course has been built on the stand-alone quality of each class.
  • While regular attendance enhances the experience, there are no attendance commitments required.
  • Each week's session combines an intimate understanding and respect for the literature, history, and archeology of the Hebrew Bible that is second to none.
  • There is no cost or tuition for this course.
  • Questions are encouraged. 

Contact Rabbi Shook at 314-432-8050 or for information.


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.