Adult ed

Here, we offer a variety of ways to learn and evolve.

You’ll find social clubs meeting in homes, serious study groups grappling with heavy topics, or larger gatherings involved in social action.

Explore ongoing monthly favorites, like the Book Club and Movie Club. Roll up your sleeves to make havdallah candles, spice boxes, challah, or other holiday treasures. Learn to read and understand Hebrew—mastering the language of the Jewish people. Or, attend scholarly lectures by acclaimed intellectuals about current global issues.

At Kehillah, you’ll find multiple ways to connect with, and make a difference, in your community. From that comes the best part: enduring friendships.

Typical Adult Ed Opportunities:

Cultural Events

REEL Israel Film Series

March 10 – March 14 at the Chelsea Theater

Featuring award winning and critically acclaimed films that explore Israel from angles rarely seen in the
news: heart-wrenching stories about family and friendship, life and death, and revelations of the past.

Films were selected by Duke University Professor and film scholar Shai Ginsburg. Several post-film dis-
cussions will be scheduled with Professor Ginsburg and other scholars.

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Classes & Lectures

New! Beginners’ Talmud Study!

Throughout the ages, the meanings of the Torah and Jewish law have been extensively debated by the Rabbis. The Talmud is a compilation of some of the first discussions and argumentations (known as “sugyiot”). It is comprised of two books, the Mishnah (dated from around the year 200) and the Gemara (dated from about 500 CE).  The Kehillah’s Adult Education Committee is immensely pleased to announce a new beginner’s Talmud class (no Hebrew required) that will be starting this August. The class will be taught by a Michal Bigman, an experienced teacher who has an MA in Talmud from Bar Ilan University in Israel. We will focus on Rabbinic discussions of the Jewish holidays, to help enrich our understandings of the historical, social, and ethical concerns that have helped form Jewish practice over the years.

The class will be held periodically throughout the year, organized as a series of 2-3 sessions before or during major Jewish holidays. The first set of sessions will focus on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, the “Tishrei Holidays” (named for the Hebrew month of Tishrei when they take place).

Course fee:  $54 for all three sessions- scholarships available.

They will be held on the following dates, beginning at 7:00 pm in the Kehillah Chapel:

Sunday, Aug. 26 (Rosh Hashana study)

Sunday, Sept. 16 (Yom Kippur study)

Thursday 9/27 (Sukkot study)

More information: sherri AT

Adult Hebrew

Adult Hebrew Level 3-Continued study using Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way.

Using prayers as the lessons this book covers nouns, adjectives, past tense and other grammatical concepts. We will start on Chapter 12 after a brief review.

The course fee is $80 for 10 one hour lessons at the Kehillah from 7:00-8:00 pm starting on August 9, 2018

Social Action

Racial Equity Team

First Sundays of each month in congregant homes. More information: info AT