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Classes with our Clergy and Educators

Our clergy lead multiple lively discussion based classes throughout the year, bringing their warmth and expertise to enliven ancient and modern ideas. Topics are of special interest to the community and is a great way to get to know the clergy in an intimate setting.

Sisterhood Clergy Class, sponsored by Sisterhood but open to all, provides participants with lively and engaging discussions with each other and our clergy.

First Friday Torah Study is held each month at 7:30 am by a member of our clergy. Lively and participatory, this is open to anyone who wants to drop in. We do not read the "current" portion but are instead working our way through the Torah. No preparation is required.

Me'ah Classes

Me'ah Classic comprises 100 hours of class time over two years. Participants are immersed in reading core Jewish texts, grappling with concepts representing cultural and political movements from four historical periods: biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern.

Me’ah Select provides an opportunity to enroll in a single-term class focused on particular themes, texts, and personalities in Jewish history. Each semester there are several exciting new classes to offer to the Boston community, and you can commit to one or as many classes as you wish.

Generous financial aid is available from Hebrew College.

Introduction to Judaism

A course for anyone interested in exploring Judaism - interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and Jews looking for adult-level basics. This class introduces the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in 16-20 weeks. Topics include Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, Israel, history, and Hebrew. Participants will gain comfort and familiarity with the symbols, liturgy, music, traditions, and Hebrew blessings that accompany Jewish celebration in the home and synagogue.

This class is held collaboratively with Beth El Temple Center and Shir Tikvah of Winchester. For more information, contact Rabbi Amy Hertz, Director of Congregational Learning.


Parenting and Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens

Join together to talk about the joys and challenges of parenting and grandparenting in our diverse families. How do we balance everyone’s needs, including our own? How is parenting our adult children different from what we expected? This program is offered periodically and brings congregants together to learn and support each other. To learn more about when this program will be offered next, contact Debbie Marty, School Registrar and Administrative Assistant.

Adult B'Mitzvah

Have you always wanted to become B'Mitzvah? The Adult B'Mitzvah class meets approximately once-a-month as a group and individually for Hebrew learning as needed.  Various Hebrew instruction options are available and students are expected to read Hebrew fluently by the end of the two years together. There will also be several other get-togethers throughout the year including a Shabbat dinner and a communal adult B'Mitzvah celebration.

There is no charge associated with the adult B'Mitzvah class, however there is a charge for Hebrew instruction each semester. If finances are a concern, please do not hesitate to speak to a clergy member. There should be no barriers to learning and we have funds to support your learning if needed.

Please contact Rabbi Battis or Rabbi Amy Hertz if you are interested in joining the next class that forms.

Ivrit la-Kol: Hebrew for All

Ivrit la-Kol, or Hebrew for All, is an adult Hebrew literacy collaborative led by Temple Isaiah and Temple Emunah. Ivrit la-Kol strives to enable all individuals, regardless of skill level, to acquire, improve, or enhance their knowledge and comfort with Hebrew in a supportive and motivating learning environment. New and continuing students are welcome!

Fri, May 24 2024 16 Iyar 5784