Adult Education

Kehillah offers a variety of ways to learn and evolve.

From text study to cultural programs, lectures with leading scholars to lessons on ritual leadership, Kehillah presents many opportunities for learning and connection. Have an idea for a program? Email Rabbi Solomon at

Upcoming programs:

New program: Music Circle with Rabbi Solomon

This program mixes singing, text study, personal reflection and meditation to explore different ways of engaging with Jewish spiritual practice. The program will meet weekly during Elul (8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/6 – check calendar for times) and once in each Jewish month after the fall holidays (Cheshvan on 10/19 and Kislev on 11/16). Each meeting will include a connection to the cycle of the Jewish calendar. Additional dates to be announced.

Breakfast and Learning in the Sukkah – 10/4 at 8am.

Start your day by experiencing the mitzvah of eating in the Sukkah. We’ll engage in a text study together to explore different aspects of Sukkot.

Service Leaders Group – Kick Off Program 
10/12 at 7pm

Kehillah services include the voices of many members–leading parts of the service, chanting Torah or offering divrei Torah–alongside the leadership of our rabbis. This year, we are starting a new program to offer support and training for our lay leaders. Join us at this first gathering for reflective study and skill sharing. Then we’ll break into chevruta (study partners) or small groups to work on specific skills. This group is open to all, from experienced leaders looking for a refresher, to aspiring leaders looking to learn!

Havdalah with guest speaker Dr. Jackie Feldman – 11/4 at 7pm

Dr. Feldman is a professor of anthropology at Ben Gurion University who will be a visiting professor at UNC this semester. Among other topics, he researches religious tourism to Israel and has written a book about his own experience as a Jewish Israeli tour guide working with Christian pilgrims.

Kehillah Book Club

Join fellow Kehillah members in-person or via Zoom to discuss the book selection of the month. To learn more and/or to join the club, please contact Sherrie Stohl at

Thursday, September 7th: Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam  (2019) by Yasmine Mohammed.  Discussion leaders: Amy Rosenthal and Josh Ravitch  

Thursday, November 9th: The Bible, With and Without Jesus (2020) by Amy-Jill Levine & Marc Zvi Brettler.  Discussion leader: Carol Horvitz Nutt