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“Who is wise? The person who learns from everyone.” (Psalm 119:99)

 

Adult Education at Temple Sholom 

Our congregation values Torah and comprehensive Jewish learning, and we offer a robust catalog of adult education opportunities throughout the week in the spirit of lifelong learning. Taught by our clergy and community members, available topics include Hebrew, Talmud, modern and ancient Jewish history, Jewish text, short stories, spirituality and more. Register for Adult Education Classes on our calendar pages!

Upcoming Adult Education Events

WednesdayWed, 8 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Feb 8th 6:30p to 8:00pCurrently, the class is engaged in discussing the play, Richard III. On December 28 the class will start discussing The Taming of the Shrew. Class discusses Jewish ethics as well as biblical allusions are bound to play a part in any discussion. Newcomers are very welcome.

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SundaySun, 12 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Prayer & Liturgy 101 with Cantor Sheera Ben-David

Sunday, Feb 12th 11:00a to 12:00pCantor Sheera Ben-David will spend time delving into worship, prayer comprehension and the choreography that will deepen your understanding of the main Jewish prayers and sacred music within our Shabbat services.

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SundaySun, 12 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Pressing Questions of Modern Jewish Life

Sunday, Feb 12th 2:00p to 3:00pWe will be reading and discussing Can Robots Be Jewish, edited by Amy E. Schwartz. (Moment Books). We will discuss questions of twenty-first century dilemmas addressed by different Jewish perspectives on the topics of science, sex, modern life, values, politics, and the universe.

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MondayMon, 13 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Introduction to Judaism

Monday, Feb 13th 6:45p to 8:45p Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.

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WednesdayWed, 15 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Let's Talk About Israel with Gil Hoffman

Wednesday, Feb 15th 10:00a to 11:30aGil Hoffman is the executive director of Honest Reporting, which fights for Israel in the international mainstream and social media.

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WednesdayWed, 15 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Feb 15th 6:30p to 8:00pCurrently, the class is engaged in discussing the play, Richard III. On December 28 the class will start discussing The Taming of the Shrew. Class discusses Jewish ethics as well as biblical allusions are bound to play a part in any discussion. Newcomers are very welcome.

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WednesdayWed, 22 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Wednesday Morning Study Group: Classic Jewish Folktales and Short Stories with Rabbi Rena Singer

Wednesday, Feb 22nd 10:00a to 11:30aClassic Jewish Folktales and Short Stories with Rabbi Rena Singer

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WednesdayWed, 22 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Feb 22nd 6:30p to 8:00pCurrently, the class is engaged in discussing the play, Richard III. On December 28 the class will start discussing The Taming of the Shrew. Class discusses Jewish ethics as well as biblical allusions are bound to play a part in any discussion. Newcomers are very welcome.

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SundaySun, 26 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Meet the President

Sunday, Feb 26th 9:30a to 10:30aThe Adult Ed Committee invites you to participate in a special talk by Temple Sholom President Sherry Weil. Sherry will share an update on the Visioning and Strategic Planning Process at Temple and answer any questions that congregants may have. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know our Temple President better and to hear about our exciting present and future Temple plans.

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MondayMon, 27 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Introduction to Judaism

Monday, Feb 27th 6:45p to 8:45p Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.

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WednesdayWed, 1 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Mar 1st 6:30p to 8:00pCurrently, the class is engaged in discussing the play, Richard III. On December 28 the class will start discussing The Taming of the Shrew. Class discusses Jewish ethics as well as biblical allusions are bound to play a part in any discussion. Newcomers are very welcome.

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SundaySun, 5 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
Pressing Questions of Modern Jewish Life

Sunday, Mar 5th 2:00p to 3:00pWe will be reading and discussing Can Robots Be Jewish, edited by Amy E. Schwartz. (Moment Books). We will discuss questions of twenty-first century dilemmas addressed by different Jewish perspectives on the topics of science, sex, modern life, values, politics, and the universe.

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WednesdayWed, 8 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Mar 8th 6:30p to 8:00pCurrently, the class is engaged in discussing the play, Richard III. On December 28 the class will start discussing The Taming of the Shrew. Class discusses Jewish ethics as well as biblical allusions are bound to play a part in any discussion. Newcomers are very welcome.

MORE INFO

SundaySun, 12 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
Pressing Questions of Modern Jewish Life

Sunday, Mar 12th 2:00p to 3:00pWe will be reading and discussing Can Robots Be Jewish, edited by Amy E. Schwartz. (Moment Books). We will discuss questions of twenty-first century dilemmas addressed by different Jewish perspectives on the topics of science, sex, modern life, values, politics, and the universe.

MORE INFO

MondayMon, 13 MarMarch, 2023

 
 
Introduction to Judaism

Monday, Mar 13th 6:45p to 8:45p Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.

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In addition to a variety of Sunday class options featuring our clergy and guest speaker series, we also offer:

  • Monday evening Introduction to Judaism and A Taste of Judaism classes 
  • Monday evening bi-monthly film screenings & discussion 
  • Tuesday morning weekly Talmud study with our rabbis  
  • Wednesday morning weekly discussion group with our clergy/education team
  • Wednesday evening parallel classes for parents during Midweek Hebrew 
  • Friday evening Shabbat guest speakers
  • Shabbat morning Torah study minyan with clergy 

 

This year’s class topics include the following series: 

  • Hartman Hot Topics with Rabbi Conover - Fall & Spring Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Prayer & Liturgy 101 with Cantor Ben-David - Winter Sundays, 11 AM - 12 PM
  • Eating Jewishly with Rabbi Gellman - Winter Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM
  • Israel 101 with Rabbi Singer - Seasonal Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM
  • Short Stories with Cliff Scott-Rudnick - Sundays, 2-3 PM
  • Shakespeare Discussion with Mitchell Brown - Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM 
  • Intro to Biblical Hebrew with Mitchell Brown - Sundays, 10:30-11:30 AM

Questions? Contact Lori@sholomchicago.org or 773-435-1531.

Tue, February 7 2023 16 Sh'vat 5783