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Adult Learning

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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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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.


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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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 $75 per non-member; $35 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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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.

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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.

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