Adult Education

At Shaare Torah, we have a thriving program for adults who are interested in continuing their pursuit of Jewish learning. The Adult Education Committee develops programs for the congregation that run the gamut – from the study of Jewish tradition and texts to perspectives of guest lecturers speaking on contemporary issues.

Join us for one of our upcoming programs!

Promoting lifelong Jewish learning and new friendships Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship
Going deeper than politics or advocacy, the Engaging Israel Course developed by the Hartman Institute, reframes the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide. The course roots the conversation in Jewish values and ideas, rather than in a response to crisis. Engaging Israel partners professionally produced DVD’s with the dynamic teaching of two upcounty rabbis—Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal and Rabbi Charles Arian.
Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13. 8 p.m., at Shaare Torah and Kehilat Shalom 0$25 for members, including sourcebook. ($35 nonmembers) Register by emailing Carol Solomon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jewish Mysticism: Opening the Black Box of Judaism
Kabbalah is ancient Jewish text that offers insights into G-d and His interactions with the world and provides guidance for navigating our way through life. Join Rabbi Tzvi Tuchman, Asst. Director of Shoresh, for this stimulating monthly class.
Thursdays, October 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, January 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, 8 p.m., at Shaare Torah with participants from Kol Shalom Cost: No fee. Register by emailing Jennifer Schnur at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jewish University for a Day
With curriculum designed by the Jewish Theological Seminary, this upcounty program provides a full afternoon of Jewish learning, including interactive workshops and lunch.
Sunday, November 3, 12 noon-4 p.m. at Kol Shalom with 6 upcounty congregations Cost: $36 in advance/$54 at the door Instructors: JTS and local scholars selected by JTS More information to follow

Shaare Torah Jewish Book Club
For booklovers. Past selections have included Binocular Vision, My Father’s Paradise, Forgotten Hostages, Rashi’s Daughter—Yocheved, Suite Francaise.
Sundays, monthly, 7-9 p.m., at Shaare Torah Cost: No fee Join by emailing Carol Solomon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Questions? Contact Carol Solomon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-926-4274.