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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                                                         

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!
Every Shabbat morning from 10/6/18 until 6/8/19.

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

A weekly, online and interactive discussion on the Mishnah of Brachot/Blessings. This course requires a computer and internet connection.
Every Monday from 10/15/2018 until 5/20/2019 with the exception of holidays. Click here to register.

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 10/16/18 until 5/21/19 with the exception of holidays.

Mindful Mysticism- 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Taught by Rabbi Bernhard
Wynn Meeting Room

Discover ways to deepen your own understanding of Judaism and how to bring holiness into your life by pairing study of some classic texts from Jewish mysticism with mindfulness meditation practice. All are welcome! The only requirement: an open mind.
Four Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 26 and April 2.
Click Here to register.


COMING IN APRIL                                                         

Passover 2.0- 1:00pm
Taught by Peter Levitan
Deiber Chapel

Two self-contained sessions providing you with clever tools to craft a meaningful and engaging Seder.
Session 1: Engage with contemporary midrashim to help you investigate what to discard and what to add for a more meaningful Seder.
Session 2: Discover the 7 tips for the Best Seder Ever!
Two Saturdays, April 6 and 13

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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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