Adult Education Academy

Temple Emanu-El's Adult Education Academy provides relevant, vibrant and meaningful Jewish learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of all our congregants. In addition to formal educational opportunities, there are a variety of informal educational experiences such as Torah and Talmud study. Classes are open to the entire Jewish community. The scope of class offerings is extraordinary. The class schedule includes semester long and multi-year courses, as well as occasional short-term courses.

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Spring 5777/2017: Conversion Group

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon & Rabbi Batsheva Appel

Want to find out what it really means to be Jewish? These classes are offered every three months for all who are interested in converting to Judaism, are already in the conversion process, or who want to learn more about becoming a Jew and living a Jewish life. Bring all your questions! Free and open to all! This class is provided by the Ruth F. and Samuel H. Cohen Outreach Program of Temple Emanu-El.

Free & Open to the Public! 
For more information or to attend, call Deborah Brandon, Rabbinic Executive Assistant, at (520) 327-4501 x16 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 30, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Spring 5777/2017: Crocheting Patriotic Kippot for Beginners

Mona Temple PictureMona Gibson

Join Mona Gibson, Temple President, to learn how to crochet a basic kippah to wear for all patriotic occasions.  Using simple stitches you can create your own kippah in an afternoon.  Previous experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Registration Fees: $10 for members; $15 for non-members, plus a $8 materials fee

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Spring 5777/2017: Bagels & Bagel Lore

Jon Wirtis

 Jon Wirtis

Taught by our new Jewish foods teacher, Jon Wirtis, we will not only be boiling and baking bagels, but learning about the story of this essential Jewish food.  

Because of kitchen safety, the workshop will have a maximum of 10 participants.  If the workshop is full, please leave you name on the waiting list.  If there are 10 additional interested people, we will repeat the class.  

Registration Fee: $18 members, $25 non-members

Sunday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

May 28

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Spring 5777/2017: Hebrew Calligraphy

Hebrew Calligraphy

Julie Stein

Learn Hebrew Calligraphy with Julie Stein this summer. Move way beyond simple block and script letters to the formal beauty of the Hebrew letters done in calligraphy.  

Class enrollment is limited to 6.  If the class is full, please put your name on the waiting list.  If there are additional groups of 6 interested pupils, we’ll repeat this class.

Registration Fees: $55 for members, $70 for non-members

Note: Please call the Office for a materials list for purchase before class. 

Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

June 8, 15, 22, 29


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225 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-327-4501
Fax: 520-327-4504


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