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The Jewish spiritual tradition teaches us the model of The Four Worlds: practical skills, emotional development, intellectual growth and spiritual practices. Our program of adult education touches all four worlds!

And we are open to suggestions! If there are topics of interest to you or something that you have expertise in and would like to teach, please let us know. We offer a variety of classes geared toward deepening Jewish knowledge and practice. Some are taught by the Rabbi and some by other knowledgeable congregants or visiting experts.

Adult Ed Fall 2018

Temple Israel's schedule of adult learning for this Fall 2018. Email [email protected] or call 413-773-5884 with any questions, or to register.
Beginning Hebrew
Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM - Starts October 11
Beautifully designed adult beginner Hebrew class for those with little or no familiarity with Hebrew. Free and open to all. Texts provided by National Jewish Outreach Partnership. Advance registration required - email [email protected] or call 413-773-5884 to register.
Continuing Hebrew
Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM - Starts September 20
Rabbi Andrea leads this class for those who can read Hebrew letters and want to expand their grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Lessons are based on classic Hebrew texts like the Mishnah and Torah and students work to understand the meanings of the letters, words, and contexts of these texts. Free to members; non-members $15/ class.
Rich Rituals: Build Your Own Home Practice
Sundays, October 21 & November 18, 10:30 AM
Justin Sundell-Thomas leads this workshop on building your own home ritual. The October 21 session focuses on Shabbat; the November 18 session on Chanukah. Snacks and schmoozing at 10:30 AM; class starts at 11. Open to all, childcare provided. $15/class or $20/series of 2; Free to TI members.
Night of Shattered Glass: A Remembrance, 80 Years Since Kristallnacht
Sunday, November 11, 3-8 PM
A full afternoon of rememberance on the 80th year since Kristallnacht featuring a screening of the film Who Will Write Our History, David Arfa's award-winning storytelling performance The Jar of Tears, and a text study led by Rabbi Andrea. Suggested donation $10-40. Major funding provided by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. For details, please visit our website.
Readers Theater
Saturday, December 15, 7 PM
Readers Theater is a form of theater where the actors do not memorize parts. Plans are underway to introduce Readers Theater at TI this year--starting with one play that has a Jewish theme. If you'd be interested in participating, email [email protected]

Adult Ed Calendar

  • Nov 15 2018 - 6:00pm

    Rabbi Andrea leads this class for those who can read Hebrew letters and want to expand their grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

  • Nov 18 2018 - 10:30am

    Justin Sundell-Thomas leads this workshop on building your own home ritual. This session focuses on Chanukah. Latkes served at 10:30 AM; class starts at 11. Open to all, childcare provided. $15/class; free to TI members. RSVP to secure your serving of Latkes!!

  • Nov 20 2018 - 12:30pm

    Rabbi Andrea leads weekly Torah study. Come for camaraderie and conversation. 12:30-2PM

  • Nov 27 2018 - 12:30pm

    Rabbi Andrea leads weekly Torah study. Come for camaraderie and conversation. 12:30-2PM

  • Dec 4 2018 - 12:30pm

    Rabbi Andrea leads weekly Torah study. Come for camaraderie and conversation. 12:30-2PM