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Adult Education


To see all of our upcoming events, visit our online calendar, which can be filtered by the "Adult & Community Events" event type. You can also review Sept 2023- Aug 2024 Adult Education Brochure (PDF) for our Jewish Year 5784 cycle of learning opportunities!

  • Oct 2023-Dec 2024 Adult B'nai Mitzvah Cohort: This year's cohort cycle has already begun. If you have questions or want to learn more, please reach out to
  • Oct 2023-May 2024 Seekers Class: Calling all seekers of a deeper knowledge and connection with Judaism. The class is now full for this year. Reach out to with any questions.
  • Oct 2023-March 2024 Adult Hebrew: The class is now full for this year. Reach out to with any questions.
  • March 2024-May 2024 Cantillation with Cantor
  • Book Group: Come read and discuss with us!
  • Silicon Valley Introduction to Judaism: lectures/discussions are held weekly via zoom 
  • Torah Study: Rabbi Nico as well as lay leaders and guest clergy throughout the year, will lead Torah Study. Join us at 9:30am on Saturday morning for an engaging discussion. Check the calendar and register for the next upcoming Torah Study!
  • Nashim: Remarkable Jewish Women: This course will be an invitation to re-discover biblical stories through the lens of its female characters. Join Rabbi Nico as we enter the world of Talmud through the lens of Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales by author Dr. Ruth Calderon. Eat lunch and enjoy inspiring study! Twice per month from October 26 through April 18. Check our calendar on upcoming Thursdays and register for the next session in the series.
  • Shabbat Lunch & Learn: Join Rabbi Nico, invited guests, and fellow congregants for lunch and discussion of various topics of interest to the Jewish community. All are welcome! Lunch & Learn is generally held monthly and a speaker covers an important topic during Kiddush Lunch on one Saturday per month from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Check our calendar on upcoming Saturdays to find the next Lunch & Learn.

About our Adult B'nai Mitzvah Pathway

Our Philosophy

Adult Education at Shir Hadash offers lifelong learning opportunities that nourish the mind, heart and spirit of our Jewish community. Our goal is to enrich our lives through Jewish learning and exploration. We offer personal and communal growth, intellectual stimulation, spiritual experiences and a deeper connection with our history and traditions. We aim to bring Jewish values and culture into our everyday lives and build relationships through learning together as a community. 
Our Adult Education Program welcomes a diverse community that celebrates connectedness, exploration, social justice, and lifelong learning.
Join our journey of continuous learning as we explore religion, Judaism, science, literature, Hebrew, Torah, relationships, interfaith understanding, ethics and other topics through lectures, discussions and community events.

Adult Education Mission Statement

At Shir Hadash, we create engaging Jewish learning programs for our adult community. We do this by exploring the richness of Jewish texts, history and culture. Our mission is to imbue a deeper understanding of Judaism, Israel, and Jewish identity for all of our members in an inclusive, friendly environment.

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