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Lifelong Learning

Jewish learning is a lifelong undertaking, as well as a core Jewish value.  Temple Israel offers a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year that span a wide range of interests.

Take a look below to see some of the educational options coming in 5780.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

Select Saturdays at 9:00 AM

at the JCC. See below for complete listing of class dates.

Class dates: October 26; November 9, 23; December 14, 28; January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 14, 28, April 11, 25; May 9, 23

Class fee: $360 per person.   Register HERE.

This class will be a year of learning, culminating with a B'nai Mitzvah service
on October 9, 2020. For more information, contact Beata Abraham.


"She Served": A Conversation About Women Veterans

Dr. Aimee Sanders
Sunday, April 19

More information

The Book of Exodus - Joining Our People's Ancient Conversation

Mondays at Noon
via Zoom 

Taught by Rabbi Alvin Mars. A close reading of the second book of the Torah through the lens of rabbinic commentaries and our own emerging insights.

Judaism 101

Beginning Wednesday, March 4 

Meets Wednesdays
$180 per student

Join Rabbi Mars to study and learn about Judaism. This course is for anyone who wants to review the basic of Jewish belief, practice and values, and for those thinking about converting to Judaism.

The format of the class is one class in person on March 4 and subsequent classes via zoom call - so you can be anywhere and still participate!  The final class will be on Friday May 22 with Shabbat Unplugged and dinner at the Rabbi's home. Class fee is $180.

Here's the calendar for Judaism 101:

Wednesday, March 4 - 6:30 - 8 PM - in person

All Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 PM

March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1

No class April 8 or 15 for Pesach (Passover)

April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20

May 29 Final class -  Shabbat Unplugged Services with dinner at Rabbi Mars' home after services.

Registration for this class is now closed.  Please check back for a future offering of this course. Put your name on the list by emailing Ruth @

Wed, April 8 2020 14 Nisan 5780