Temple Ahavat Shalom Adult Education enhances Jewish identity by offering a variety of learning opportunities taught by Rabbi Gary Klein and a number of other teachers. These programs are designed to appeal to the changing cognitive and spiritual needs of the adult population.
Below are examples of some of the classes that Temple Ahavat Shalom offers during the year for adults. We hope that you will join us in expanding your knowledge of Judaism.
• Introduction to Judaism. Rabbi Klein teaches this class on Sunday mornings. It is for anyone who is new to Judaism, is a non-Jewish spouse who wants to provide a Jewish home for his or her spouse and children or for any Jew who wants to enhance his/her knowledge of Judaism. This class is also part of our program of helping people who wish to choose Judaism as their religion. It is also for Jews who wish to refresh their Jewish knowledge. We discuss religious and cultural aspects of Judaism and we study the tools Judaism gives us to respond to life's blessings and challenges.
• Rabbi Klein's Tuesday Morning Class will resume in the fall.
• Lunch N’ Learn Torah Study, led by our member Susan segal meets every Thursday at noon, utilizing the ground breaking publication of our Reform movement's, The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary, as well as other biblical commentaries and sources. No prior knowledge is required and you can join at any time. bring your lunch and your opinions. No prior knowledge or attendance is required.
• A Hebrew Course for Adults, taught by our member, Paula Rosoff on Monday evenings at 7:00pm. This class is open to anyone who wants to brush up on their hebrew prayer reading. The beginner class is designed for adults who want to use Hebrew when celebrating Judaism at home and in the synagogue. Student will learn how to pronounce the Hebrew letters and vowels, enabling them to read the essential Hebrew blessings and prayers. Tuition is $50. Please call the Temple office to register.
WE ALSO OFFER NUMEROUS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL LECTURES AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
Significant Jewish Books
Day After Night: A Novel by Anita Diamant
In her best-selling novel, The Red Tent, Anita Diamant reimagined the lives of women in biblical times, the community of support between them, and their unmarked footsteps in history. Her new novel, Day After Night, seeks out a woman's narrative in a real event that took place in Israel three years prior to statehood.
America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story by Bruce Feiler
Bruce Feiler opens up the Exodus story in a new way by viewing it through a different lens--the history of the United States of America. "For four hundred years, one figure stands out as the surprising symbol of America," Feiler writes. "His name is Moses."
For information regarding adult education classes, call the Temple office at 727-785-8811, ext. 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.