Adult Learning Opportunities


Do not say, “I will learn when I have the leisure;
you may never have the leisure.”
Pirke Avot 2:5

adult_hdrAt Temple Etz Rimon, we believe that the study of Torah is a lifelong process. The learning experiences we offer help expand and enhance congregants’ knowledge, deepen their understanding of Judaism, and build connections with others.  Relevant, educational and interesting classes meet the needs of our growing community.

Join us as we study and learn with Rabbi Sherman and each other.  Courses are informal, intimate and inspiring, and offer a diverse range of topics such as Torah, Hebrew, prayer, ritual, and customs.  We hold movie nights, attended lectures and field trips, and have offered Jewish parenting and holiday planning classes.

Lifelong Learning Class

Once a month, bring your dinner, study with friends, and stay for Shabbat evening services.  Come for one class or attend all!  Lifelong Learning classes are held on Friday evenings at 5:15.  Check the calendar for dates.  There is no charge for members of Temple Etz Rimon.  Non-members are asked to contribute $18 per class.

Previous class topics have included a year studying Musar, a spiritual journey that taught us to become more conscious of our thoughts, words and actions; Jewish philosophers; Jewish Approaches to Prayer; God and Theology; Jewish Ethics and Reform Jewish perspectives of God, Torah, and Israel; the High Holiday prayer book; and Shabbat liturgy. The current course of study is on Jewish values in Torah.

Lifelong Learning 5779

“Talmud Torah K’neged Kulam” –

the study of Torah is equivalent to all the other mitzvot (commandments)

Join Rabbi Sherman on Friday evenings to study some of the most important values taught in our Torah. We’ll explore the texts from the Torah and reflect on how we can live those values in our own lives. Bring your own vegetarian/dairy dinner to eat after class, and then join us for Shabbat services.

“Eat, Pray, Learn” classes will be on the following Friday evenings beginning at 5:15 pm in Pilgrim Hall. 

  • October 5: Kavod (Respect)
  • November 2: Rachmanut (Compassion)
  • December 14: Anavah (Humility)
  • January 4: Tzedek (Justice)
  • February 1: Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
  • March 1: Pikuach Nefesh (Saving a Life)
  • April 5: Shalom (Peace)
  • May 3: K’lal Yisrael (The Community of Israel)