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Adult Education

It’s never too late to educate … to educate oneself in the history, traditions and values underlying the foundation of what it means to be Jewish. With this mission in mind, Adath Israel has organized a varied program of classes and workshops to give greater meaning and relevance to your Jewish heritage, its traditions and value concepts. We encourage you to register for one or more of these classes and expand your knowledge of Jewish subjects. For more information, please contact Charles Gleich at [email protected].

All classes are free for Adath Israel members and $10/session for non-members. Donations to the Adult Education Fund are appreciated to help defray program costs. Register to attend any of these classes by calling the Adath Israel Education Office at 610-934-1920 or by emailing Barbara Sharofsky at [email protected].

Winter 2018 Classes

Crying in Shul: Why Being Vulnerable in Public Strengthens the Community

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Join Rabbi Andrew Markowitz as we explore Judaism’s take on vulnerability, shame, courage, and (hopefully) joy. We will explore how the Jewish tradition treats vulnerability and how we can learn to wield our vulnerabilities to connect, not hide.

Human Rights in Israel

Tuesday, February 19, 2018

Learn about the topics that preoccupy Israelis today. Find out how they advocate for human rights, and on which issues. Our discussion will be led by Bat El Trabelsi, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s new shlicha.

“When in Doubt, Yai Dai De Dai Dai:” The Jewish Songs of Simcha and Sorrow that Mark our Life Moments

Tuesday, February 26, 2018

What are those songs that we sing at life-cycle moments, and that mark our services at aliyot blessings and the like?  What are their deeper meanings and emotional/rabbinic/textual sources?  Many in the community have asked to learn more about the songs we sing.  Join Rabbi Eric Yanoff to sing, learn, and build a repertoire of meaning, spirit, and music that can provide just the right feel for use in shul, and also at weddings, namings, and other life-cycle events.  You’ll leave able to do more than “yai dai de dai” – you’ll be the life of the hora!