Adult Learning

OUR VISION for Jewish living & learning

Our Rodef Sholom community is immersed in lifelong, intergenerational learning. We explore texts and traditions, pushing for ways to see the relevance in our own modern lives. Our children and teens engage in stimulating, interactive learning; adult members tackle issues from many perspectives, stretching minds through the exchange of ideas and drawing on the profound richness of our heritage.

Just as it has throughout our history, Jewish learning today stands as the foundation of meaning and purpose in our lives.

adult learning opportunities 

Exploring Judaism Part One: An Introduction
Select Sunday mornings, 9:15 - 10:15 am, Library
2018 DATES: 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
In this class, we will cover the three pillars of Judaism mentioned in the Mishnah: Torah, Prayer and Acts of Loving Kindness/Social Justice (Torah, Avodah, Gemilut Chasadim). Within these topics we cover history, the Jewish holidays, and deepend our ability to interpret and understand texts. This class welcomes learners of all ages and levels looking to ground themselves in the basics of Judaism. If you have not yet taken this course, we encourage you to take it before or concurrently with Exploring Judaism Part Two. 

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Exploring Judaism Part Two: Special Topics in the Study of Judaism
Select Sunday mornings, 10:15 - 11:25, Library
2018 DATES: 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
During 2016-2017, Exploring Judaism Part Two covered a history of God and theology, the history of anti-Semitism, and Jewish texts on current issues: refugees, immigration, and relationship to the "other."
Our 2017-2018 year features a new set of topics which may include Jewish views of the afterlife, Chassidic stories and their relevance to our lives, and a history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Torah with Soul
Most Saturdays (with the exception of the third Saturday of the month), 9:15 am, Conference Room
Whether you are a Torah veteran, or completely new to Torah, all are welcome.
Torah on the Trails
Third Saturdays, 8:30 am

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, Torah with Soul takes to the trails! Weather permitting, join us for some soul-lifting Torah, Jewish camaraderie and a short hike. 
If you would like to be added to the Torah with Soul/Torah on the Trails e-mail list, contact Molly at [email protected] and let her know.