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Adult Education

Committed to ensuring that our members can access the deep wisdom of our tradition, Adat Ari El provides many, varied learning opportunities for adults in our community to grow their souls.  We offer a wide range of opportunities weekly, monthly, and seasonally. Classes can be on campus or on-line. We invite you to become a life long learner!

OUR UPCOMING CLASSES                                                         

Towards a Meaningful New Year-  1:00pm
Taught by Rabbi Bernhard
Deiber Chapel

Using the book of Ecclesiastes/Kohelet, we will explore ways to make this a meaningful, healthy and flourishing year.
3 Shabbatot beginning 9/07/19

Shabbat Shiur- 9:00am - 9:30am
Taught by our Clergy
Wynn Meeting Room

A pre-services Shabbat study session led by the rabbis and/or rabbinic interns This year we are reading (in English!) the "6th book of the Torah" - the scroll of Joshua, that tells of the Israelites' conquests as they enter the land of Israel and the growing pains of a new nation. No need to have attended previous classes; each incident is thrilling and insightful in its own right!
On recess until January 2020.

Mishnah Monday- 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Taught by Rabbi Bernhard

A weekly, online and interactive discussion on the Mishnah of Brachot/Blessings. This course requires a computer and internet connection.
On recess until November 2019.

Torah on Tuesday- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Taught by Rabbi Bernhard
Wynn Meeting Room

Join us as we explore the Book of Exodus through the lens of traditional Jewish commentators. Each week we will look at different commandments and laws, see what they reveal about the Torah’s values, and discuss if and how those values may, or may not, be relevant for us today.
On recess until November 2019.

COMING IN LATE FALL                                                        

Mapping the Soul- 7:30pm
Taught by Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard
Wynn Meeting Room

A six session class that uses classical mystical understanding of the soul to guide us to fulfillment.
Wednesdays, 11/06/19 through 12/18/19 (no class on 11/27/19)

Coffee and Chevruta- 9:45am
Taught by Julian Bertet
Deiber Chapel

Join community members in text study at Coffee and Chevruta at Adat Ari El! Explore the works of different Jewish authors through discussion of literature one Sunday per month from November 2019- June 2020.
Sundays, 11/10, 12/15, 1/12, 2/9, 3/15, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14

Melton Adult Learning-
Be part of a community exploring Jewish teachings, share your life experiences while reflecting on ancient wisdom, and take away Jewish understandings to enrich your life! The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning offers sophisticated, in-depth Jewish learning for adults. For more information, please contact Pamela Rooks at prooks@stsonline.org. To learn more, click here
Classes begin 10/29/19


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Becoming a Member

Members of Adat Ari El enjoy a full range of social, spiritual and educational activities.

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