Lifelong Learning

torah studyTorah Study

…and Breakfast for the Hungry Hearted is held every Shabbat morning at 8:45AM in our Kolbo Room.

All are welcome, of any age, including beginners to Torah study. Sessions are led by Rabbi George, Rabbi Kramer, and by lay leaders. The best opportunity for ongoing in-depth discussion of Torah and related writings.

Please see our Calendar for dates.


rosh chodesh logoCalling all Shomrei Torah women:

Come and join our Rosh Chodesh women’s group. It is a custom for women to gather for celebration and sisterhood every month at the time of the new moon.  The meetings may be at a private home, or at an outdoor setting (under the actual moon!–weather permitting). Each month will focus on a specific Jewish spiritual theme (from Kabbalah, mussar (Jewish ethical teachings), or a Biblical source).  We will meditate, chant, sing, dance, study, and discuss in order to deepen our connection to the sacred, to ourselves, to each other and to the community. We hope you will join us!

Please contact: Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores (certified Jewish Spiritual Director) at or Rabbinic Pastor Judith Goleman at



Lifelong Learning Classes

All classes are held on WEDNESDAYS unless otherwise noted.

great poems of the bible bookGreat Poems of the Bible

3 Sessions: November 11, November 18 and December 2, 2015 from 7-8:30pm

This three-session class will use James Kugel’s book, Great Poems of the Bible, as the template for an exploration of the meaning, form and content of biblical poetry.

Taught by Rabbi George Gittleman.



Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

Classes are on Saturdays from 1-2:30pm beginning November 7,2015.

The adult B’nei Mitzvah training program is an opportunity for adults to learn about Judaism and Jewish life.  This 13-month course will delve into Jewish theology, liturgy (prayers) and Jewish canon (Torah, Midrash, Talmud, etc.)  Class time will also be devoted to the mastery of the Shabbat morning service.  The course culminates at the Shabbat morning service on December 17, 2016, during which students will share in leading the service.

Taught by Rabbi Gittleman, Rabbi Kramer and guest speakers.



Ashkenazi and Sephardic Cooking Classes

2 Sessions: Sunday January 10th and January 31st, 2016 from 3-5pm

Taught by Chef Les Goodman



What’s in a Name?  Choosing a Hebrew Name

1 Session: February 17, 2016 from 7-8:30pm

An interactive workshop on the importance of Hebrew names.  Rabbi Kramer will guide everyone to choose their own Hebrew name.  Open to people of ALL ages!

Taught by Rabbi Kramer



A Taste of Mussar: An Introduction to the Study and Practice of Jewish Spiritual Ethics

5 Sessions: February 14, 21, 28, March 6, 20, 2016 from 3-5pm

A solid introduction to what the study of Mussar is all about and what it offers.  You will experience for yourself how transformational Mussar can be, and you will see how Mussar can bring you a deeper understanding of yourself and give you valuable tools to live a better, more fulfilling life.

Taught by Sharon Schwartz