Adult Education

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Temple Emanu-El encourages lifelong learning and offers a growing number of adult education courses and programs:

Beginning Hebrew

Beginning Hebrew

Join Sherry for an introduction to Hebrew class
The class will be taught primarily from the perspective of Biblical Hebrew and will build on whatever prior knowledge you have.

Teacher: Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes

Meets weekly, starting Tuesday, November 5, 6 – 7 PM 

Classes are free to all
Contact Sherry Barnes at Cantorialsoloist@tewaterford.org

Intermediate Hebrew

Intermediate Hebrew

Learn to translate Hebrew vocabulary with the goal of being able to translate prayer and Torah.

Teacher: Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes

Meet weekly starting Wednesday, November 6, 12 – 1 PM

Contact Sherry Barnes at Cantorialsoloist@tewaterford.org

 

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class

Are you interested in preparing to become an adult bar or bat mitzvah?

Meets weekly starting Tuesday, November 5, 5 – 6 PM

Contact Sherry Barns at Cantorialsoloist@tewaterford.org

Adult Choir

Adult Choir

Sing unto G-d a new song!  Participate in High Holiday and Shabbat services throughout the year.

Leader: Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes

Judaism and the Interfaith Family Experience with Rabbi Ekstrand

Judaism and the Interfaith Family Experience with Rabbi Ekstrand

Being in an interfaith family or relationship is common in Reform communities. Being in such a family has blessings and challenges. I know this first hand. My father was not Jewish for most of my childhood and my mother grew up Orthodox. Let’s get together and share our experiences and explore how our interfaith family can help us meet the challenges of an increasingly complicated world. This group will meet the first Wednesday of each month (skipping January and April).

Group Meeting Dates: All meetings at 7 P.M. at Temple Emanu-El

Wednesday, October 2
Wednesday, November 6
Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday, February 5
Wednesday, March 4
Wednesday, May 6
Wednesday, June 3

Adult Study Group

Adult Study Group

We have been meeting on Sunday mornings at the Temple for 24 years. Although we do study the Torah, we have also delved into the Talmud, Josephus, Apocrypha, Quran, and New Testament. No prior knowledge required, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Sundays, 11:00 A.M. in the Temple sanctuary.

This is open to everyone. If you have any questions, you may contact Barry at (860) 739-0474 or barrysfeldman@gmail.com

Cantillation Class

Our Sacred texts come alive through musical codes. Come learn this sacred tradition with Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes, exploring Shabbat, High Holy Day, Magillot, and Haftarah cantillation.

Teacher: Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes

Meets weekly starting Wednesday, November 6, 11 AM – Noon 
Classes are free to all

The Sacred Path of Reform Judaism with Rabbi Ekstrand

The Sacred Path of Reform Judaism with Rabbi Ekstrand

Being in an interfaith family or relationship is common in Reform communities. Being in such a family has blessings and challenges. I know this first hand. My father was not Jewish for most of my childhood and my mother grew up Orthodox. Let’s get together and share our experiences and explore how our interfaith family can help us meet the challenges of an increasingly complicated world. This group will meet the first Wednesday of each month (skipping January and April).

Group Meeting Dates:
All meetings at 7 P.M.
at Temple Emanu-El

Wednesday, October 2
Wednesday, November 6

Classes are free to all
RSVP or inquiries to Rabbi Marc at marcekstrand@gmail.com

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Join in on this once-a-month open discussion, facilitated by Rabbi Marc, where our Jewish heritage, identity, and values intersect with our modern world.

First Thursday of the month, September – June, at noon. 

Bring your own brown bag lunch. We’ll have plates and some drinks available.
Classes are free to all. No RSVP necessary

Contact the Office for times and further details.

If there is a class that you would like to teach, please contact the Office.

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