Eitz Chaim - Lifelong Learning

Adult learning plays an important part in Temple Sholom life. Our program includes both ongoing classes, special programs and lectures. Rabbi Abraham offers two different weekly classes, with topics that have ranged from "Jewish Texts, New and Old” to “A Jewish View of the Qu’ran.” In addition, Adult Hebrew classes are offered, including basic reading, prayerbook Hebrew, and Jewish text. The Temple also offers Adult B’nei Mitzvah classe that teach how to read Hebrew, learn prayers and read from Torah. The program culminates in the class reading Torah and celebrating becoming B'nei Mitzvah together. There are also opportunities with Rabbi Abraham for individual study or in pursuit of conversion.

Our Adult Education Committee provides our members with a wide variety of programs. On Sunday evenings, outside experts come in to give lecture, teach a class, or run a workshop on a topic of Jewish interest. There have been monthly group discussion groups, and scholar in residence weekends. Additional program include musical concerts and movies. The range of programs provides something for every taste.

Upcoming events include:

Yom HaShoah
A Service of Remembrance and Hope

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Temple member Andrew Breit will tell the story of his parents’ escape from the Nazis in Poland, winding their way from Lvov through central Russia and eventually to Smarkand in Uzbekistan, a former Soviet Union Republic.  We will also learn about their experiences before the war and after the war in a Displaced Persons Camp in Austria where Andy’s father served as a photographer for the American Joint Distribution Committee. An exhibit of his photos will be shown in the Temple lobby.

The evening continues with Temple Sholom’s special Yom HaShoah service that gives voice to those who endured the cruelties of the Holocaust, from those who perished at the hands of the Nazis to those who miraculously survived. Their words are included in our service through readings and song.

This Yom HaShoah program has been funded by the Nathanson Adult Education Fund.