Our Adult Education

Learning and growing in the Jewish faith is a life-long pursuit. At Temple Shalom, we strive to give congregants of all ages opportunities to continue their educational journey.

Adult education at Temple Shalom is both clergy and lay directed. Our Adult Education programs cover religious topics, as well as social and political issues relevant to Jewish life. In addition to regular classes and groups, we also present guest lectures and music programs throughout the year.

Rabbi Dell’Era’s class

Rabbi Dell’Era offers a variety of classes throughout the year. Please check the calendar for the current topics being offered.

Adult Ed Committee

The Adult Ed Committee organizes regular book clubs and thematic discussions, and occasional hikes, films, lectures, field trips, art presentations, food based sessions, and musical events. Book clubs over zoom during the pandemic have been a smashing success; we’ve read and discussed Israeli history and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, among other things.

Rosh Chodesh

This group of women of Bat Mitzvah age meets monthly in members’ homes, around the time of the new moon. We offer up traditional prayers to welcome the new month and discuss a wide range of Jewish and secular topics chosen by the participants.

Adult B’nei Mitzvah

For those who did not have the opportunity to observe this important rite of passage, we offer a special class to address the Jewish learning and skills that allow adults to experience this significant event. These classes are held depending on interest. Please contact Rabbi Dell’Era if interested.

World Wide Wrap

On the morning of Superbowl Sunday, we participate in the World Wide Wrap. This is a morning when Conservative Jews all around the world gather to put on tefillin and pray.

Rabbi Dell’Era and her crew of trainers teach how to “Wrap yourself up in God.” They will help anyone who wants to try this important mitzvah. A light bagel breakfast follows immediately afterward.

Registration Open – Fall 2023

Check out our new on-going classes: Hebrew Reading 101, Learn to Chant Torah, and Introduction to Judaism. Registration open for all three through October 20, 2023.