Adult Education

What I like about being Jewish – I appreciate the openness of Judaism – the idea that it’s ok, even preferable, to question God. I also like the importance of Tikkun Olam – that it we are tasked with repairing the world. — Neil Z

Study (Torah) is one of the three pillars on which Jewish life stands, along with worship (Avodah) and acts of loving kindness (Gemilut Hasadim). A Kollel is an institute for advanced adult Jewish studies. The word comes from the Hebrew word “klal” and means a gathering of scholars.

At Temple Beth Hillel, we call our Sunday Morning adult education program, taught by our rabbi, Dean Kertesz, a Kollel because it explores Jewish topics of interest to adults at a level that participants will find both intellectually and spiritually challenging. No prior knowledge is required, only curiosity and the desire to learn.

We invite all invite all congregants to join us, and encourage religious school parents to stay with us after Tefillah to enrich their lives with Jewish study. We also welcome non-congregants to join us for an exciting year of study.

Adult Ed 2017/2018 -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most important Jewish theologians of the 20th Century. His teaching and his writing which fused hasidic piety, moral commitment, rigorous philosophy and poetic writing made him profoundly influential to American Jewish thought. Whether we know it or not, most of us have been influenced by Heschel. This year we will study a series of Rabbi Heschel’s essays to gain an understanding of his creative and beautiful thinking. Our next session is Sunday, November 19th. Please join us.

 

Please check the calendar for our next classes.