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Adult Learning

“It is a Tree of Life (Eitz Chayim) to those who hold it fast, and all who cling to it find happiness. Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.”–  Proverbs 3:17-18

Lifelong Jewish learning is the best way of applying the Jewish values in our lives. Learning is about the knowledge we gain and how it guides our actions. Study enables us to think and to act in larger and deeper ways.




Torah and Tefilah

Every Shabbat morning 8-9:30 am

All are welcome to join us for our weekly Torah study discussion group. Beginning the first Shabbat after Simchat Torah we will begin a new cycle of study, reading the weekly haftarot that draw from the books of prophets. All texts are studied in English. This study group takes the text as its starting point, but much of our conversation focuses on making connections to lived experiences and current affairs. We open with the opening blessings of a morning service to help foster and attitude of gratitude, and close with a prayer for healing and mourner’s kaddish.

Spiritual Journey Group

This offering meet monthly. Spiritual Journey Group is led by Rabbi Gurevitz and provides a forum to study Jewish sources that offer pathways into Jewish spiritual mindfulness practice (including Mussar, Jewish mysticism, meditation). We reflect and discuss how to apply these mindfulness practices to our everyday lives. To receive email reminders of upcoming Spiritual Journey Group sessions, contact the temple office and request to be added to this group

Lunch and Learn

Rabbi Gurevitz leads these learning sessions four times a year at The Willows on Lyman Street in a program that is open to all in the congregation and wider community to attend. The programs run from 12-1.30 pm (except where indicated below) and you are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and cookies are provided by The Willow.

Interfaith Family Forum

This occasional series provides an opportunity for our families with one adult who is of another faith or heritage background to meet to learn together or discuss topics of shared interest. Rabbi Gurevitz facilitates these gatherings.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah 

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Service: TBD

What is an adult bar or bat mitzvah? It is an opportunity to mark a commitment to learn something new and develop your Jewish literacy as an adult. It is especially for those who never had an opportunity to be called to the Torah at the age of 13. You will learn more about the structure and content of a prayer service, learn how to make meaning from Torah and use commentaries, and other ways to make more meaning out of your participation in Jewish life and practice.

Contact Rabbi Gurevitz if you have any questions.

Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyar 5782