Lifelong Learning


Sunday Series

Each school year, our Rabbis teach three Sunday morning courses on a variety of Jewish topics. Classes are held on Sunday mornings 9:45 to11:15 a.m.

December 8 and 15, 2013 - "Creating Spiritual Pathways Through Music," taught by Rabbi Amy Feder

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2014 - "Fact and Fiction in The Ezra Scroll," taught be Rabbi Emeritus Mark L. Shook

April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2014 - "The Jewish Jesus," taught by Rabbi Michael Allper


Alef-Bet for Adults

Wish you could follow along with the prayers in the service or help your kids with their Hebrew homework? Ever wished you could have an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

Join Rabbi Feder on The Bridge Sunday mornings from 11-11:30 a.m. when Religious School is in session.  


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!  No question is too basic or too tough.  Babysitting is available.


Shabbat Morning Bible Study with Rabbi Shook

Taught by Rabbi Mark L. Shook, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel and Adjunct Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Saint Louis University, this weekly exploration into 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.



Adult Lunch and Learn With Rabbi Alper
Bring a brown bag lunch and a Bible if you have one and join Rabbi Alper in studying the weekly Torah portion on Tuesdays, from 12:15-1:15 p.m., beginning Jan. 7, 2014  Come every week or whenever you have a lunch break free!


Rabbi's Roundtable
First Thursday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m., including a delicious lunch. An open forum with the rabbis to ask whatever questions are on your mind, from politics to basic Judaism to the state of the Temple. Open to everyone!  Cost for lunch is $10, payable at the door.  Advance reservations required.  
Contact Evie Bernstein for lunch reservations (314) 434-3937.


Please contact Rabbi Alper for additional education opportunities, including the local Introduction to Judaism classes taught each semester by local Reform rabbis.