Adult Education

Kehillah offers a variety of ways to learn and evolve.

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

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.

Adult Ed Opportunities:

Cultural Events

REEL Israel Film Festival

*Will return Spring 2022 at the Chelsea Theater

Through five incredible documentary films, Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg will take participants on a unique tour of Israel. Several film screenings will be followed by evocative, honest discussions. Tugging at your heart and your mind, these films are not to be missed.

Classes & Lectures

Heart-Mind & Soul Series

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story- January 27 at 7:30 pm via Zoom

Vladka Meed, who with her flawless Polish and Aryan good looks was able to smuggle
pistols, gasoline for firebombs and even dynamite to the Jewish fighters inside the
Warsaw Ghetto. (J. Berger, New York Times Nov. 24, 2012)

After emigrating to the United States, Vladka Meed became one of the first Holocaust
survivors to publish her memoir.  Her son, Steven Meed, helped her translate her
memoir, and subsequent articles and lectures.  Steven Meed will discuss how Vladka
Meed framed the story of her community in the Warsaw Ghetto, and how the framing of
that Memory might evolve for a new generation.

RSVP to by January 26 for Zoom info.

Reconstructionist Views of God- January 30, 2022

People often tell me that they are Jewish but that they don’t believe in God. My first
thought is, “which idea of God is it the one that you don’t believe in? Let’s talk!”
Jewish theology is rich and multi-faceted, with a tremendous range of ideas about God.
Come learn what Reconstructionist ideas about God have to bring to this ancient and
ongoing conversation.

Join Rabbi Jen on Sunday, January 30 at 9:30 a.m. to join the conversation. RSVP by
January 27 to to receive Zoom links!

Introduction to Judaism

Jewish for good
Wednesdays, September 2, 2020 – January 27, 2021 7-8:30 PM

Always been curious about Judaism? Never paid attention in Hebrew school? Thinking about joining the Tribe? This class, using the Miller Program, is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth, and joy of Jewish living. No classes will be held on 9/23, 11/25, 12/23, and 12/30. Makeup dates reserved on 2/3 and 2/10. For more info, contact Jewish for Good.

Adult Beginner’s Hebrew

Prayer-book Hebrew-Date Change!
We are now meeting on Tuesdays starting on January 5, 2022 through February 2nd, 2022 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This course will be taught by Rabbi Robin Damsky. The fee for the course is $54. We need 5 students in order to offer the class. Please RSVP by December 28th, 2021 to Sherri.

Heart-Mind & Soul Series

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? about Vladka Meed, a fighter in the Warsaw Ghetto January 27, 2022, 7:30pm – 8:30pm at Kehillah Synagogue

Reconstructionist Views of God January 30, 2022, 9:30am – 10:30am at Kehillah Synagogue

City of Song: Music and the Making of Modern Jerusalem February 27, 2022, 9:30am – 10:30am at Kehillah Synagogue

For more information about our engaging Adult Education programs, contact