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Adult Education

about OUR PROGRAMS

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 a PDF of our Fall 2019 through Spring 2020 adult education program brochure for an overview of our exciting upcoming programs!

  • Adult Education Events: Interesting topics, and always something new to learn. Check the calendar for what's coming up next, or download this 2019/2020 PDF brochure.
  • Book Group: Monthly discussion of the book of the month.
  • Exploring the World of Judaism - Weekend Lectures: Program aimed at everyone, but the timing is designed to be particularly convenient for parents of religious school students, these lectures/discussions are held once a month, often on Sunday mornings. These lectures receive support from the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust, the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation, and Jewish LearningWorks.
  • Biennial Retreat: Multi-day retreat for interested adults with thoughtfully planned programming.
  • Torah Study: Beginning after Simchat Torah in the fall and weekly until Shavuot in the spring, Rabbi Aron leads a weekly Torah study in the library.
  • Women's Study Group: Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month from October through May, Rabbi Aron’s women study group takes on a unique topic each year. 

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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