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Adult Education

Temple Emeth’s Adult Education program provides an abundance of opportunities to give our hearts to learning.

There is no charge for Temple Emeth members to participate in any of our programs (except those that provide meals, or are trips). Some courses may require books and/or other materials, for which there may be a charge. There is a fee for non-members of Temple Emeth, based on the specific program, plus book or material costs.

Our 2020-21 Adult Education schedule has been published! For more information, contact or the Temple office at 201-833-1322.

Ongoing Programs

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Sirbu. Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Text: Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Join us for a weekly compelling discussion. Pierkei Avot were the first recorded manefesto of social justice in Western civilization. This book, published by CCAR Press, explores the text through a lens of contemporary social justice and moral philosophy, engaging both classical commentators and modern thinkers. Every six weeks or so, we set our books aside and discuss a topic of discuss current events.


Shabbat Morning Torah Study. Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
On Shabbat mornings, join Rabbi Sirbu in an informal and lively study of Torah. Study begins at 9:00 am and concludes in time for our Shabbat morning service at 10:30 am. Coffee and bagels are served. Learn more

Mini-University. Session III: Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Classes will be held Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2021.

Stories from a Jewish Perspective: This course is taught by participants on a rotating basis, giving you an array of authors and genres and a variety of teaching styles. One of the stories we will read and discuss is Beautiful Souls, by Joan Leegant, who has won the Winship PEN New England Book Award and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Leegant wa also a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick.

"Mahloket Matters: How To Disagree Constructively" with Rabbi Steven Sirbu: Can text study of biblical stories and their diverse interpretations empower us to engage more constructively in disagreements today? To answer this question, the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution has created "Mahloket Matters: How To Disagree Constructively."

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