Adult Learning

Adult Learning

Learn with Rabbi Jonah Layman

Ongoing classes: New participants always welcome!

  • First Wednesday with the Rabbi – 7:45pm-9pm
    Join Rabbi Layman on the first Wednesday evening of the month as we explore contemporary issues from a Jewish perspective. “The focus of this first year of the class (October through June) will be the newly published book Modern Conservative Judaism: Evolving Thought and Practice by Elliot N. Dorff. Why are we affiliated with Shaare Tefila? What does it mean to be a Conservative Jew? How can Jewish thought influence our lives today? These questions and more will be explored.” If you can’t make this class you can watch on Youtube.
  • Friday mornings – 9:30-10:30 – Torah Class
    What does the Torah teach us? What do the traditional commentaries add to our understanding? How is the Five Books of Moses relevant to our lives today? These questions and more are explored as we delve into the text in the English translation.
  • Sunday mornings – 9:15-10 – Talmud class
    “Two people grab a garment; one says ‘it’s mine’ and the other says ‘it’s mine'”. Join our Talmud class as we explore this section of the Talmud and learn how the rabbis 1500 years ago made Jewish law and practice meaningful and contemporary.
  • Sunday mornings – 10-10:45 – Intermediate Hebrew
    Do you know how to read Hebrew? Would you like to practice to become a more fluent reader? Join this class as we use the prayerbook as our text. Not only will we practice reading Hebrew but we’ll also explore the origin and meaning of the liturgy.
  • Sunday mornings – 10:45-11:30 – Beginning Hebrew
    Have you always wanted to learn how to read Hebrew? Join us as we use a text geared for adults and guaranteed that within 6 months you’ll be able to read Hebrew!