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Adult Education

We at Kol Emeth believe you are never done learning. We work to enable congregants and community members to deepen their knowledge of the Jewish world and their connection to Judaism and the Kol Emeth community.  Ongoing programming includes:

Annual highlights include:

Shabbat Shiurim

Our Shabbat Shiurim are a wonderful opportunity to explore new topics and ideas in a Jewish setting, or gain a fresh perspective on a familiar text or concept.  Join us on a Saturday afternoon for an engaging one-hour session with a local or visiting scholar. We typically offer a lecture or presentation, followed by a Q&A session,  on the fourth Saturday of the month.  The shiur begins at 1:15pm, and all are welcome to join us for Shabbat morning services and kiddush lunch beforehand.

Talmud Class

Talmud is the gift and key text of the Jewish people. It is the formative text of Judaism, offering us law, theology, and practice. The Sunday morning Talmud Study Group, now in its 38th continuous year, meets at 10:15 each Sunday morning to explore together the text and how it speaks to us. People bring a variety of learning from many different spheres, including engineering, psychology, and Yeshiva learning, creating a rich mix and discussion. We are currently studying Tractate Bava Kamma (The First Gate), which deals with civil matters, such as damages and torts. Newcomers are always welcome!

Intro to Mussar Class

Every 2nd Wednesday, 12:30pm
Mussar is a newly rediscovered classical Jewish practice of improving the self through practice and study. It focuses on characteristics like anger, compassion and patience with specific effort to attain / modulate those characteristics in ways that lead to elevated living This class is open to people new or beginning their study of Mussar. We base our study on Alan Morinis’ book Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar.
Open to non members. No cost. Please contact us for more information.

Alef Bet for Adults

Come learn the alef bet in a fun and supportive setting.  We’ll concentrate on decoding Hebrew letters and vowels to form words using the text: Reishit Binah- Hebrew Reading Crash Course.  We’ll practice together using songs, prayers, and writing.   This program is perfect for new learners or anyone interested in a refresher. Please contact us to sign up or for more information.   Course is free for members;  $50 for non-members.

Intro to Judaism

Join Rabbi David Booth for our Introduction to Judaism class, where you can encounter the foundations and traditions of Judaism in a warm, non-judgmental environment.  Class cohorts form on a rolling basis,  and we welcome beginners and explorers of all backgrounds. To learn more about the class, or to find out when the next cohort will launch, please contact us.

Latest updates on when and where each class will be held can be found on our Calendar.

Sat, January 29 2022 27 Shevat 5782