Temple Emanu-El encourages lifelong learning and offers a growing number of adult education courses and programs.
In the Beit Midrash (House of Study) – 5781 – Spring, 2021
Check the calendar on the homepage of our website for links to classes and programs.
Shabbat Morning Learning Service
Saturday Mornings, 10AM on the 3rd Saturday thru April
Adult Beginning Hebrew Class with Sherry Barnes
Thursdays, 12PM – 1PM
This class is open to anyone wanting to learn how to read Hebrew. We will start with the Hebrew Aleph-Bet and vowels. Our goal is to be able to read prayers in our siddur, prayer book. If you already know Hebrew, but are a bit rusty, you are also welcome to join the class. Bring your lunch and come learn Hebrew!
Adult Hebrew Translation Class with Sherry Barnes
Wednesdays, 11AM – 12PM
This class has been meeting for a while and is up to chapter 13 in their book, Prayer Book Hebrew The Easy Way by EKS Publishing. Our goal is to be able to translate prayers and maybe even some Torah.
Meditation, Prayer and Bible Study
Saturday Mornings, 10AM on the 2nd Saturday thru June
A 15 to 20 minute prayer and meditation session based upon liturgy and verse followed by a 40 to 45 minute conversation based upon the Torah and Haftarah reading of the week. When a bar or bat mitzvah coincides with the 2nd Saturday, expect a traditional Reform liturgy open to the entire Emanu-El community. Meditation and study co-led by Rabbi Marc and Sherry Barnes.
Mondays, 12PM – 1PM
Each week through the 2nd week in June. This discussion session will be based upon The Mussar Torah Commentary edited by Rabbi Barry Block and selections form the classic Mussar text Messilat Yesharim. Study and conversation led by Rabbi Marc.
Meditation with April D'Amato
Class may begin in April.
Meditation feeds the soul by aligning mind, body, and soul. Meditation leads the individual to a higher state of awareness, deeper sense of well being and peacefulness. This class will incorporate several techniques including sound, breath work, energy balancing and guided imagery. Join with April as she guides and teaches meditation for beginners and the experienced.
Rabbi's Coffee House
Tuesdays, 9AM – 10AM
Each week stop into Rabbi Marc’s virtual coffee house and talk about whatever is on your mind. You’ll have to make your own coffee.
Something on your mind that you need help thinking through or just need to talk about? Concerned about something going on at the Temple or in the community? Or you’d just like to get to know one another. Rabbi Marc is available nearly every day, except Wednesdays for one-on-one, couples, or family meetings. Contact Rabbi Marc directly or schedule an appointment through Roberta in the Temple office.