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Adult Education ~  "The Jewish tradition of learning ~  is learning. Adam chose knowledge instead of immortality." ~ Elie Wiesel

“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace. (Proverbs 3:17-18)

There are many opportunities to increase your understanding of Jewish traditions, language, holidays, history, spirituality, and philosophy at Temple B'rith Shalom.  If you are interested in a particular area of study listed below or something else, contact Rabbi Susan at


Adult Jewish Study Sunday Schedule - Mark your calendars!
5783 (2022/2023) Topics
Rabbi Nina Perlmutter and Tom Brodersen
Sundays at 1:00pm in our Social Hall
No charge for members 
Suggested Donation of $18.00+ for non-members


Feb. 19

Beyond Ashkenazi - Rabbi Nina
Beyond “Ashkenazi-Centrism’—the Diversity of Jewish Communities around the world—Africa, Asia, U.S.

Mar. 12

Elijah the Prophet's 3000 year Career - Tom
Elijah lived almost 3000 years ago and then “went up to the heavens in a whirlwind,” but to this day, we still expect him at every bris and seder. What is his message to us?

Apr. 16

Eco-Judaism - Rabbi Nina

Judaism has always taught-and required--that we care for animals & the environment. Sadly, many don’t know this. Indeed, some blame our tradition for environmental problems. We’ll earn how to understand & engage environmental issues more Jewishly.

May 21

Marc Chagall: Art as Prayer

Chagall lived from 1897 to 1985 and his spirit lives on in his art. His 98 years reflect much of Jewish life in the 20th century. He is the most recognizably Jewish artist of his time and yet could not be confined by any definition. We will explore his work in theatre, costume design, painting, tapestry, stained glass, and more. 

June 11

Exploring Women in Tanach - Rabbi Nina
Inviting in the Matriarchs and others

July 9

Jewish Meditation - Tom
What is Jewish meditation? What is meditation? What is Jewish? Tom Brodersen, certified Jewish Meditation teacher, will explore these questions and lead a guided Jewish meditation practice.

August 20

Judaism: a Gratitude & Blessing Way - Rabbi Nina
100 blessings a day and so much more.




Tue, March 21 2023 28 Adar 5783