Classes & Lectures


Regular weekly classes run from October through June on a variety of topics such as Torah, Talmud, issues in the Bible, and conversational Hebrew. Classes are taught by local teachers and experts, and are available at nominal or no fees to members of the congregation. Classes and their topics and schedules will be posted here as dates are finalized.

Hebrew Ulpan – with Morah Ilana Rozett. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.  Contact the Temple office to register.

Beginners Hebrew, Thursdays, 8 PM
Oct. 19, 2017 – June 14, 2018
$100 members/$120 nonmembers  10% discount if paid by Nov. 15.

Basic Hebrew Reading, Thursdays, 7 PM
Oct. 19 – Dec. 21, 2017  $50 members/$60 nonmembers

Intermediate Hebrew, Tuesdays, 7 PM
Advanced Hebrew, Tuesdays, 8 PM
Oct. 7, 2017 – June 12, 2018
$100 members/$120 nonmembers  10% discount if paid by Nov. 15.

Shabbat Torah Study – with Barry Mael
Will resume in March 2018 (when Shabbat ends later)
75 minutes before Shabbat Mincha services
Get into the spirit of Shabbat at this lively and interactive text-based study session.
There is no fee for this class.

Talmud for Everyone – with Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz
($100 members/ $120 nonmembers; 10% discount if pay by Nov. 15)
Sun., 9:30 AM
A class on different sections and aspects of the Talmud.
Sundays, 9:30 AM
Oct. 15 through June 10, 2018.
$100 members, $120 nonmembers. 10% discount if paid by Nov. 15

Torah on Mondayswith Rabbi Eliot Malomet.
Mondays, 12:15 PM
Begins Oct. 23
No fee for Temple members; $5 for nonmembers

Torah on Tuesdays with Rabbi Eliot Malomet.
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Begins Oct. 24
No fee for Temple members; $5 for nonmembers

The Biblical Festivals in Rabbinic Hands – with Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz
Thursdays, 8:00 PM
Oct. 19 – Feb. 22
$50 members/ $60 nonmembers

Marriage and Divorce in the Mishnah – with Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz
Thursdays, 8:00 PM
March 8 – June 10
$50 members/ $60 nonmembers

The Ten Commandments’ Relevance for Today, with Rabbi Eliot Malomet
Monday, 8 PM
Oct. 30, Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26

Morah Ilana Rozett

Morah Ilana Rozett

Barry Mael

Barry Mael

Rabbi Eliot Malomet

Rabbi Eliot Malomet






Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz

Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz


Lectures are individual talks on topics of current academic, political, and cultural interest, and are a regular feature of our programming. We bring in experts in a range of fields to educate, entertain, and challenge both adults and young adults alike.

Dr. Maurice Elias

Dr. Maurice Elias – Have You Ever Been Angry at Your Child?  Of Course Not! Learn How the Jewish Tradition Guides Parents in Anger Management.
Dec. 3, 10 AM
Concurrent Hanukkah program for children aged 4 – 9.
No fee, but pre-registration requested.



Marlene Pomper Memorial Lecture – Brings noted speakers to out congregation to speak on the topic of Jews in literature.
April 29, 2018, 9:30 AM:  Robert Cohen

Holiday Workshops & Seminars