Our congregation values Torah and comprehensive Jewish learning. The Adult Education program allows members, whether a young adult, young couple, parent, mature adult or senior, to learn something new.
Discover the joy and excitement of Jewish study by enrolling in Adult Education classes that cover a gamut of topics, including basic Judaism, Hebrew, philosophy, Jewish responses to contemporary challenges, the study of Bible and other texts and Jewish and Israeli history. Our Adult Education classes are on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings at Temple Sholom of Chicago, with additional special opportunities with visiting Guest Speakers, Monday evening "mini-semester" courses, and Saturday and Tuesday morning study groups.
Saturday Morning Minyan
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Temple Sholom holds a Shabbat Morning Study Minyan
Join us for this unique combination of a brief and meaningful worship experience with Torah study. Engage in thoughtful prayer as well as lively discussion, study and interpretation. All levels of learners and seekers are welcome to share ideas as the group reviews the weekly portion and looks at traditional and modern commentaries that helps bring Torah to life. Check back regularly for more information on this weeks’ topic of study.
The 92nd St Y LIVE - is a dynamic program based in New York that invites speakers from many areas, including Hollywood stars, political leaders, authors, prominent speakers and activists. Temple Sholom is proud to present a few of these to you, live via satellite. Recent speakers have included Steve Martin, Elie Weisel, Gloria Steinem and many others. Attendee's are encouraged to submit questions via the internet to be asked by presenters in real time.
Temple Sholom’s Wednesday Study Group
If you’d like to add more spirituality, learning, and camaraderie to your week, join our Wednesday morning study group. This group, which meets from 10:00 am - 11:30 a.m. is led by members of the clergy and alternate instructors during the weeks of Adult education. Contact Kevin Gladish at Kevin@sholomchicago.org or at 773-435-1536 with any questions and to find out about upcoming topics. We hope you can join us.
Music Programs for Adults:
Shir Shalom Adult Choir
The choir rehearses and performs pieces of differing levels of difficulty for the enhancement of our Temple events and worship Services. Please join us on Sundays for both the joy of singing and the camaraderie of our wonderful group led by our Organist/Pianist Aaron Johnson and Cantor Aviva Katzman. Please contact Jason Lindner at 773-435-1533 or at Jason@sholomchicago.org if you are interested in getting involved.
Brementown Klezmer Musicians
The Brementown Klezmer Band meets Sundays during Adult Education mornings to prepare for performances throughout the year. Our Klezmer Musicians are led by members of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and made up of a variety of instrumentalist volunteers who can learn their parts from either the printed page or recordings. Please contact Jason Lindner at 773-435-1533 or at Jason@sholomchicago.org if you are interested in getting involved.