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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, on-line, or via podcasts (coming soon). We invite you to become a life long learner! Check out our latest offerings below. 

OUR CURRENT CLASSES                                                         

Where Judaism and Buddhism Meet- The Following Wednesdays at 7:30pm: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 
Adler-Fabe Meeting Room

Taught by Rabbi Bernhard

A four part class exploring Judaism’s emphasis on practical ethics and Buddhism’s on mindful meditation. Each class will be broken into two parts: study and then meditation on a particular ethical value. The goal is to help us develop both an ethical and meditative practice that can help us actually change and become better people.

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.
Every Monday from now until 6/4/2018 with the exception of holidays.

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.
Every Tuesday from now until 6/5/2018 with the exception of holidays.

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.
Every Shabbat morning from now until 5/19/2018.

Zemirot with Cantor Aranoff- 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Taught by Cantor Aranoff
Same Location as Kiddush Luncheon

Learn to sing old and new tunes to traditional Shabbat songs as well as some fun facts! 
Select Shabbatot after services, now until 6/2/2018.

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