Lifelong Learning


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

Current ongoing offerings include:



TI University

Have you ever wished that there was Sunday school for adults?  Now there is!  Join us for TI University on Sunday mornings from 9:45-11:45 a.m. every week that Religious School is in session.  We explore the questions and issues YOU want to learn about.  Come every week or whenever you can.  Babysitting is available but must be requested by the Tuesday before each session to Sydney,



Judaism for Beginners

Join Rabbi Feder on Monday mornings, from 10-11 a.m., 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.  Babysitting is available.


Torah Tuesdays

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


Shabbat Morning Bible Study with Rabbi Shook (Now on summer break; class resumes in the fall)

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 a.m. each Saturday morning in the Dubinsky Board Room.

  • 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. Dogma is discouraged.

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


Please contact Rabbi Alper for more information about adult learning opportunities.