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!

iEngage:  The Tribes of Israel
The Tribes of Israel:  A Shared Homeland for a Divided People is developed by the Hartman Institute.  This course, the second in a series, confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the modern state of Israel—a shared common space for a people divided among tribal affiliations:  religious, ideological, national, and geographic. This course partners professionally produced DVD’s with the dynamic teaching of two upcounty rabbis—Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal and Rabbi Charles Arian.
Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10.  8 p.m., at Shaare Torah &  Kehilat Shalom
Cost:  $30 for members, including sourcebook.  ($40 nonmembers)
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Jewish Mysticism:  Opening the Black Box of Judaism—Part 2
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.  No prerequisite.
Thursdays, Sept. 11, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12,Apr. 16, May 14. 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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to Hebrew Reading for Adults       
For adults with limited or no experience in decoding Hebrew, this course, taught by our own Irwin Slonin, will be limited to a small group. 
Wednesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 7:45 p.m. at Shaare Torah
Cost:  $100 per person.  Includes text.  Register by emailing Carol Solomon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shaare Torah Jewish Book Club
For booklovers.  Past selections have included My Promised Land, The Aleppo Codex, I am Forbidden.  Upcoming selections include People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks and The Family by David Laskin.
Sundays, Sept. 7, Oct. 19, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 22, March 29, May 3, June 14.  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.">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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR 301-926-4274.