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Adult Education

What opportunities we offer...

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Shabbat Chevra Torah

The community is welcome to join us every Saturday morning, 9:00-10:30 am, for our master class, Chevra Torah, in the Board Room at Temple Emanuel's Jefferson Road Campus. This study group, led by one of our rabbis, explores the weekly Torah portion. No prerequisite knowledge is needed and all, regardless of background, are welcome to attend. There is no charge for this class.

Click here for Zoom call information.

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Schmooze with the Rabbi

Have questions you’ve always wanted to ask a rabbi but never had the chance? Maybe you just want to meet new people and have some great conversations over lunch? Well, this is the program for you! The conversation is on us, lunch is on you.

 

For more information, please visit our Upcoming Events page

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Adult B'nai Mitzvah

For whatever reason, you did not become Bar or Bat Mitzvah at age 13. No need to worry! Spend a year with Rabbi Fisher preparing to lead services and chant from our sacred scriptures, all while deepening your Jewish involvement and understanding. 

The Adult B'nai Mitzvah course is usually in person only. Keep an eye out for when registration is open.

Old Hebrew Prayer Book

Adult Hebrew Course

Do you want to learn to read Hebrew? Would you like to be able to sound out the words in the prayer book?

 

This program has been designed to ease your way into Hebrew by rooting your work in words you may already know from the context of Jewish life.

 

Debi Rowe leads a weekly session from L’Shon Ha-Kodesh – A Beginning Hebrew Book for Adults to guide anyone who wants to learn Hebrew. The textbook includes an Introduction and ten individual lessons.

 

May our journey be rich and rewarding! 

 

This course will be held in-person only, keep an eye out for when registration is open.

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Introduction to Judaism® Course

This introductory class, taught by Dr. Karen Dresser, is designed for those who are looking to learn or re-learn the basics of our tradition. The core elements of Jewish beliefs, practices, and ethics will be covered in this survey course. 

This course will be held in-person only!

The cost is $100 per non-member; $45 for Temple members

There is an additional charge for the book used in this course. Keep an eye out for when registration is open.

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Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle at Temple Emanuel is programing for our older adults. Once a month we either have entertainment or a learning opportunity, as well as a nice lunch for all those who attend.

Keep an eye on our calendar and Upcoming Events page to learn about our next event.

Upcoming Adult Education Classes

  • Mahjong
    Mahjong
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 17
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays a month for Mahjong, from 6:30-8:30pm!
  • Scouts, Trailblazers, Pathfinders, Explorers: A History of Women Rabbis
    Scouts, Trailblazers, Pathfinders, Explorers: A History of Women Rabbis
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 17
    Temple Emanuel and Zoom
    Apr 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel and Zoom, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel and Zoom, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    In this four-session adult education series, we will spotlight a few of the significant women from the 1500s to the early modern period who held quasi-rabbinic status in their communities; compare and contrast the ordinations of Rabbis Sally Priesand and Regina Jonas (Who? Come find out!).
  • Coffee and Connections
    Coffee and Connections
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Zoom
    Apr 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Zoom
    Apr 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Zoom
    Connect with Temple Members through casual conversation during Coffee & Connections every Friday at 10:00a on Zoom. Grab your beverage of choice and join us!
  • Friday Evening Shabbat Service
    Friday Evening Shabbat Service
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Join us for a warm, lively and music-filled Friday night Shabbat Service! You can attend in-person or watch the livestream on Temple's Facebook page.
  • Chevra Torah
    Chevra Torah
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 20
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    This weekly Torah study group meets in the Board Room at Temple Emanuel's Jefferson Road Campus. The study group is led by one of our rabbis and explores the weekly Torah portion. No prerequisite knowledge is needed and all, regardless of background, are welcome to attend.
  • Prince of Egypt and Rabbinic Midrashim
    Prince of Egypt and Rabbinic Midrashim
    Sun, Apr 21
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    The Dreamworks film The Prince of Egypt is a classic animated retelling of the Exodus narrative – but did you know it is firmly grounded in rabbinic midrashim (stories) that expand upon the Torah’s details? Join Rabbi Fisher to watch the movie and explore the stories on which it is based.
  • L'Dor VaDor Family Passover Seder
    L'Dor VaDor Family Passover Seder
    Tue, Apr 23
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    This is a family seder with families with young children. There will be Passover noshes but no dinner. It is $5 per adult and children under 13 are free.
  • Second Night Congregational Passover Seder
    Second Night Congregational Passover Seder
    Tue, Apr 23
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Temple Emanuel's Second Night Congregational Seder will take place at 6:00pm on April 23. The dinner menu is listed below. If you need financial assistance to attend the seder, please call the Temple office so we may assist you.
  • Matzah Pizza Party
    Matzah Pizza Party
    Sun, Apr 28
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Join us at Temple Emanuel on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30pm for a Matzah Pizza Party! This will be fun for all ages, there will be a Matzah Pizza making station and Passover themed cocktails.
  • Passover Yizkor Service
    Passover Yizkor Service
    Mon, Apr 29
    Temple Emanuel, Greene Street
    Apr 29, 2024, 5:45 PM
    Temple Emanuel, Greene Street, 713 N Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401, USA
    Apr 29, 2024, 5:45 PM
    Temple Emanuel, Greene Street, 713 N Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401, USA
    This year's Passover Yizkor Service will be held on Monday, April 29, beginning at 5:45 p.m. at our Greene Street Campus.
  • Sisterhood Book Club Schmooze
    Sisterhood Book Club Schmooze
    Tue, Apr 30
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    The Sisterhood Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 30th at noon in the Board Room. We will discuss The Kunstlers in Paradise by, Cathleen Schine. You may bring your own lunch and beverage.
  • Saturday Morning Shabbat Service
    Saturday Morning Shabbat Service
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 04
    Temple Emanuel
    May 04, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    May 04, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Join us for a warm, lively and music-filled Saturday Morning Shabbat Service! You can attend in-person or watch the livestream on Temple's Facebook page.
  • Kesher Cook-Out
    Kesher Cook-Out
    Sat, May 04
    Temple Emanuel
    May 04, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    May 04, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Kesher Families - Please join us for an adults only evening of food, drinks, games, and more.
  • Saging: Creating New Rituals from Ancient Jewish Sources
    Saging: Creating New Rituals from Ancient Jewish Sources
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 11
    Temple Emanuel
    May 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    May 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    This once-a-month hands-on meeting on Saturday evening for adults will include Havdalah as it introduces ancient mystical rituals and teachings that speak to our present-day search for meaning and change in the world. A creative class that will challenge your right brain, your body and both hands!
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