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 April
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.
Dinner, Drinks & DOUGH
Dinner, Drinks & DOUGH is a new monthly program where participants will learn to bake Challah from scratch, while chatting with friends over dinner and drinks and enjoying a lively discussion with Rabbi Amy Feder. RSVP required one week prior to each event to Rachel Closson at RSVP@ti-stl.org. Space is limited.
Please let us know the number of children you’ll need child care for in your RSVP.
Meeting Dates: Thursday evening, May 12, 2016
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Kitchen at Temple Israel
Cost: $20/person; child care available for $5/child.
Dinner: Takeout from a local restaurant
Drinks: Wine, coffee and tea
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
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.
For more information, contact Rabbi Shook at email@example.com.
Choosing Your Own Jewish Path
Are you creating a Jewish home but still feel like you're missing or have forgotten some of the basics? Join us for a new class that will help answer the questions that you've been mulling over and enable you to create Jewish experiences that feel authentic and personal, while exploring and defining your Jewish identity.
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 9:45 am - 11:00 am in the TI Boardroom (Light refreshments will be served.)
RSVP to RSVP@ti-stl.org and let us know if you'll need child care ($5 per child).
For more info, contact Rabbi Amy Feder.
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.