Adult Education

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh offers many opportunities for growth and learning through the wisdom of our tradition.

Opportunities include

  • A once a month lunch and learn on Shabbat, scholars in residence programs throughout the year, and more.  Please check our calendar for more details
  • Meet The Torah - Join us on Sunday mornings for a morning minyan, breakfast, and class connecting our lives and current events to the weekly parashah.  If it's Sunday morning, It's Meet The Torah!  During our Sunday morning sessions, we will learn insights from the weekly parashah from Rabbi Baum and guest teachers.  Minyan, 9 am followed by breakfast and learning. Please check our calendar for future dates.  
  • Join us beginning May 10 for an exciting six week class called "Prayerbook Hebrew for Adults."  Offered on Tuesday evenings and  Wednesday mornings, it will be led by Cantor Anita Schubert.
  • Basic Hebrew and Adult Bnai Mitzvah Class with Moreh Irv Pomeranz - Click here to read an article about our first adult Bnai Mitzvah cohort 
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Past Educational Initiatives

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh is blessed to be among 11 congregations nationwide to receive the Ma’alot grant for Israel education from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  Our tradition tells us that there are 70 Faces of Torah teaching us that there are numerous interpretations of our tradition.  All too often, we do not look at Israel in this way – as a place of great diversity of opinion and view points.  Our theme for the year is “70 Faces of Israel:  Turning They Into Us”. During the year, we plan on introducing our community to different voices from Israel showing that Israel is more than just a place, but the homeland of our diverse people.

Initiatives included:

Shabbat Lunch and Learns taught by Rabbi Baum on the Philosophies of Zionism

An evening with American-Israel Comedian Benji Lovitt

An IDF Soldier's Story From Gaza 

Doni Fogel, a 31 year old Staff Sergeant reservist with the Israeli Defense Forces. Over the summer, Doni was called up for 38 days of reserve duty in 401st Armored Brigade of the IDF, and spent 20 of those days in Gaza. Doni, a tank driver, will share what he took with him from the war in Gaza.

Thursday, May 25 2017 29 Iyyar 5777