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
- Exploring Judaism Part Two: Special Topics in the Study of Judaism
- Torah with Soul/Torah on the Trails
- Winter/Spring 2018 Shabbat Speaker Series
- REAL Mental Health Initative Speaker Series
- Z'man L'Vatikim - Senior Luncheons
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.
Select Sunday mornings, 10:15 - 11:25, Library
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."
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.