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Lifelong Learning

Jewish learning is a lifelong undertaking, as well as a core Jewish value. Starting in the Fall, Temple Israel will offer a variety of learning opportunities that span a wide range of interests. Take a look below to see some of the educational options coming in 5780.

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

Mondays at Noon
at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, meeting room 1B.

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.

Parenting and the Parashah

Select Sundays during Religious School

9:40 AM at the JCC

Parenting is a tough job. Join Rabbi Mars for an opportunity to learn with her and other parents about best parenting practices straight from the Torah.

Meeting Dates:
October 6, November 17, December 15, January 26, February 23, March 1, April 5.

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy

Select Sundays beginning September 22
9:30 AM at the JCC

with Lori Guth Moffett at the JCC
Discovering balance through self care using a variety of relaxation techniques.

Meeting Dates:
November 3, January 5, March 8.

Scholar in Residence

9:30 AM at the JCC

Congregants teaching congregants.

Nick Breyfogle

Sunday, October 20


Dr. Steve Gabbe

Sunday, December 8


Mike Kravitz

Sunday, February 9


Dr. Aimee Sanders

Sunday, April 19


Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

Meeting on select Saturdays, beginning Saturday, October 26

9:00 AM

at the JCC

Class dates:
October 26
November 9, 23
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.

Shabbat with Roots

November 8-9

An Israeli Settler and a Palestinian discuss how they are fostering a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians.

Friday, November 8 – D’var Torah at Services and Dinner (RSVP for limited spots) with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad.

Saturday, November 9 – Torah Study and Havdalah wit Rabbi Schlesinger “Hasidic Sources"

For more on Roots:

Specific Questions or to request reminder email:

Stories of Music

9:30 AM at the JCC

Sharing the sounds and stories that embody the American Jewish Experience.
Taught by Cantor Moses

Jewish Music 101: What is Jewish Music?
Sunday, November 24


The Art of Jewish Prayer - Western Art Music as Synagogue Sound
Sunday, February 23


Di Yiddishe Amerika: Yiddish as a Reflection of the American Experience
Sunday, March 29

Zoom Hebrew Class

Spring, 2020

Taught by Beata Abraham. A six week Hebrew class for beginners.

Tue, September 24 2019 24 Elul 5779