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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:

KEI (Kol Emeth Institute)

The Kol Emeth Institute for Meaningful Learning is a new center for adult education.
Offering a variety of classes from cerebral to experiential, we will explore all kinds of Jewish content from texts to textiles! Classes will meet on select Wednesdays from 10:30 am-12:00pm, followed by an optional community lunch in our Kol Emeth Tea Room.

Secrets of the Zohar: Idra Rabbah

Join Rabbi Booth for a monthly exploration into the secrets of Jewish mysticism and its view of the Divine. In the time of the Zohar, a crisis of faith was tearing the meaning out of Judaism and faith. Shimon bar Yochai and his fellows gathered in a field to bring healing and Divine connection back into the world. By studying their words, we too will look to form our own theolog(ies) as we join in the mission of bringing meaning and faith into the darkness. Offered on zoom at 7:30pm first Tuesday of each month, starting April 5th.  To register, please click here.

A Study of Soloveitchik

Join Rabbi Booth Thursdays at 8:30am in person at Kol Emeth and via Zoom, as we explore Soloveitchik's spiritual masterpiece, The Lonely Man of Faith. This wise exploration of the personal meaning of Jewish spirituality and the quest for God merits a close read and a chance to talk and explore the meaning into which Soloveitchik invites his readers.

Talmud Class

Every Sunday, 10:15am and Wednesday, 12:15pm
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 10:15am each Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoons at 12:15pm 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.

Judaism 101

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.

Sat, December 9 2023 26 Kislev 5784