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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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!
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 30, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
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
Read more: Spring 5777/2017: Crocheting Patriotic Kippot for Beginners
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
Read more: Spring 5777/2017: Bagels & Bagel Lore
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
Read more: Spring 5777/2017: Hebrew Calligraphy