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 Rabbi Marc 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.

Thursday Evenings – 7 to 8PM
October through March
First class is October 4th

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

Intermediate Hebrew

Intermediate Hebrew

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

Teacher: Rabbi Marc Ekstrand

November to May
Classes are free to all

 

Join the next
B’nai Mitzvah Cohort

Are you interested in preparing to become an adult bar or bat mitzvah? Join our next b’nai mitzvah cohort. Contact Rabbi Marc at marcekstrand@gmail.com. Meeting times and dates TBD.

Torah Trope

Torah Trope

Learn the art of chanting Torah through cantilation.

Teacher: Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes

November to May
Classes are free to all

 

Bible 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. If you want to learn more, come and join us from 11 to 12:30 in the sanctuary during the school year or call Barry Feldman at 739-0474.

Responsa Literature

Responsa Literature

Discuss and debate the meaning, reasoning, and application of various aspects of Judaism.  Covers Jewish Law, the Torah, the Talmud, Haftorah, and many other topics.  The topic changes each week.

Teachers: Barry Feldman, Rabbi Marc Ekstrand, Rabbi Polly Berg, Rabbi Aaron Rosenberg

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

 

Torah and Haftarah Cantillation

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.

Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 7:30PM
November through June 
Classes are free to all
RSVP to the Temple Office

Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism

Want to know more about Judaism because…
You’re considering conversion?
Someone you love is Jewish?
Your kids ask lots of questions?
You didn’t pay attention in religious school?
Whatever your reason, come join Rabbi Marc for a

13 Week Intro to Judaism Course
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month,
October through March at 8PM.
First class is on October 4th.

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 of where our Jewish heritage, identity, and values intersects with our modern world facilitated by Rabbi Marc.

Second Thursday of the month, 12 noon – October through June.
Bring your own brown bag lunch. We’ll have a plate and some drinks available for you.
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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