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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, 25 MayMay, 2022

 
 
Weekly Wednesday Morning Study Group with Rabbi Conover

Wednesday, May 25th 10:00a to 11:00aJoin Rabbi Conover on Wednesdays in the month of May as she discusses Foundations of Ethics in Judaism.

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WednesdayWed, 25 MayMay, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, May 25th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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TuesdayTue, 31 MayMay, 2022

 
 
Talmud Study

Tuesday, May 31st 8:30a to 9:30aJoin Rabbi Conover as she leads an hour-long conversation on a section of the Talmud.

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WednesdayWed, 1 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Spiritual Cooking -- Shavuot

Wednesday, Jun 1st 6:30p to 8:00pTogether we will study the stories and meaning of the food connected to Shavuot while also learning and sharing cooking tips and tricks. These classes are supported by a grant through the Synagogue Vegan Challenge. This session will meet in person only in the BPH Kitchen.

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WednesdayWed, 1 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jun 1st 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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MondayMon, 6 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Adult Ed Bi-monthly Movie Night

Monday, Jun 6th 7:00p to 9:00pA Borrowed Identity (105 minutes) In Arabic and Hebrew, with English subtitles) A 2014 Israeli drama film directed by Eran Riklis. It is based on Sayed Kashua's book Dancing Arabs (2002). It tells the story of Eyad, an Israeli-Palestinian teenager from Tira who moves to Jerusalem to attend an elite Jewish high school, where he meets Naomi, a Jewish student, and falls in love with her. As part of his school-mandated community service, he meets Yonatan, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, and his mother Edna.

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WednesdayWed, 8 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jun 8th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 15 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jun 15th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 22 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jun 22nd 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 29 JunJune, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jun 29th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 6 JulJuly, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jul 6th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 13 JulJuly, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jul 13th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 20 JulJuly, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jul 20th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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WednesdayWed, 27 JulJuly, 2022

 
 
Shakespeare Discussion, with Mitchell Brown

Wednesday, Jul 27th 6:30p to 8:00pIn Spring 2022 we have moved on to focus on Hamlet! Join us as we examine these stories and tie in Jewish ethics and biblical allusions throughout the course.

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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 Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Prayer & Liturgy 101 with Cantor Ben-David - Winter Sundays, 11 AM - 12 PM
  • Modern Jewish Thinkers with Rabbi Gellman - Winter/Spring Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Spiritual Cooking 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.

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