At Emanu-El, we are an active community of lifelong Jewish learners — in the endless pursuit of spiritual growth and exploration. As Jews, we are compelled to question and debate. These conversations energize us as we gain new perspectives and challenge our own long-held beliefs. Our shared desire for knowledge and for community enriches us as individuals and bonds us as a congregation. Emanu-El thrives when we are learning together. We hope you will find time on your calendar and in your mind to join us on a thought-provoking and powerful Jewish journey.
To inquire about adult education, please contact Ariana Estoque, Director of Member Experience, at (415) 750-7552 or [email protected].
Scroll down to view our current Adult Education offerings:
Introduction to Judaism
When: Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Via Zoom for our Fall trimester
Cost: Emanu-El Member $54; Non-Member: $75
Fall 2021 Trimester – Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16; Dec. 3*
Winter Trimester – Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Feb 25*
Spring Trimester – April 5, 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and those who are considering conversion to Judaism. Participants register for each trimester separately.
*Shabbat Dinner experience at the Temple.
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
“The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet”
When: Saturday mornings beginning September 4, 2021 to May 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Via Zoom
Cost: No fee
Background: Only a very, very modest familiarity with Hebrew but a serious interest in learning more will be needed.
Text that will be used in class: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society). Available in paperback on Amazon. The Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic spirituality.
To register, please contact [email protected] to have your name & email address added to the Zoom invitation list.
Weekly Torah Study with Emanu-El Clergy
When: Every Saturday, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Where: Via Zoom
Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer.
For details and our weekly Zoom link, visit our online calendar to find the Saturday Torah Study you would like to attend. The correct Zoom link will be in the event’s description.
Israel’s Weizmann Institute To Launch a Satellite to Explore the Origins of the Universe and Search for Extraterrestrial Life
When: Thursday, November 18 6:00 pm
Where: Virtual, Open to the community
Imagine a satellite (ULTRASAT) weighing less than 500 pounds — half as much as a horse — that will revolutionize our view and understanding of the Universe.
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