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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

  • Mussar
    Mussar
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 28
    Zoom
    Feb 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Feb 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    The Jewish tradition of Mussar is a practice of virtue-based ethics called middot. Taken together as a system, Mussar can help us learn to live spiritually fulfilling lives. In this four-part series, we will learn about some of the key middot and how to put them into practice in our lives.
  • Chevra Torah
    Chevra Torah
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    Temple Emanuel
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Mar 02, 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.
  • Saging: Creating New Rituals from Ancient Jewish Sources
    Saging: Creating New Rituals from Ancient Jewish Sources
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 09
    Temple Emanuel
    Mar 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Mar 09, 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!
  • Kehilah Wellness: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
    Kehilah Wellness: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 10
    Temple Emanuel
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Join Ariel Rubin for Kehilah Wellness workshops at Temple Emanuel! Ariel Rubin is a Kesher teacher and Holistic Health Practitioner of R. E. L. HEALING ARTS. A wellness platform to support individuals and companies (R)estore and (E)levate (L)ife.
  • Scouts, Trailblazers, Pathfinders, Explorers: A History of Women Rabbis
    Scouts, Trailblazers, Pathfinders, Explorers: A History of Women Rabbis
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 27
    Temple Emanuel and Zoom
    Mar 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel and Zoom, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Mar 27, 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!).
  • Prince of Egypt and Rabbinic Midrashim
    Prince of Egypt and Rabbinic Midrashim
    Sun, Apr 21
    Temple Emanuel
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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.
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