Throughout the year we are pleased to offer classes presenting adults with various opportunities to further their knowledge or, for some, begin their journey. Take a look at what is taking place and choose the class, or classes, that best meets your needs. Have a suggestion for a class? Email Michelle or call her at 619 697-6001, ext. 109 and leave a message.
Your payment will secure your participation in either or both of our upcoming series and helps support and offset some of the costs of the Adult Education Department. We appreciate your investment in the future of our programs. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please reach out to Michelle via email or by leaving her a message at 619 697-6001, ext. 109.
Our Current Offerings Include:
Mah La’asot: A Series of Ethical Discussions
Various Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. throughout the year
$10 each class/ $54 for the series
Join various community leaders who will share how Torah text would guide us through various ethical dilemmas. Following that you will explore perspectives of others and share your own through a guided discussion. Classes can be taken individually or as part of the overall series.
- November 11th at 6:00 p.m.: Fingers Crossed – The Ethics of White Lies taught by Rabbi Dorsch
- December 9th at 6:00 p.m.: Civil Disobedience – Is it Okay to Break the Law? taught by Rabbi Dorsch
- January 13th at 6:00 p.m.: Tikun Olam- The Jewish Responsibility to Repair the World taught by Dr. Debbie Mishek
- February 10th at 6:00 p.m.: Do You Follow Me? The Ethics of Social Media taught by David Ogul
- March 10th at 6:00 p.m.: The Body is a Temple – Are Renovations Allowed? taught by Michelle Barbour
- May 12th at 6:00 p.m.: Life Above All Else? When Life is On the Line taught by Dr. Seth Krosner
Urban Art and Judaism: Art in Public Space
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. from April 8th through 29th
$36 for the series
Where do Graffiti, stenciling, murals, monuments, memorials and more fit into Jewish History and culture? Join Eva Isaak and Michelle Barbour for this 4 part series exploring and discussing public art through a Jewish lens and the role it plays in our community.
Ongoing Adult Education Opportunities
These mostly-monthly opportunities do not require registration.
The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages.
We have women of all ages regularly join us. We believe that our diversity is our greatest strength and allows us to learn and grow from one another. Our Rosh Chodesh group meets monthly, in various homes, and offers women an exclusive and meaningful opportunity.
Click here for more details on our current offering.
Torah on Tap
Together, we will look at ancient and contemporary rabbinic texts that aim to help us ascend in our holiness. Join Rabbi Dorsch for an evening of learning, discussion, and beer…Whatever’s on your tap! Click here for more information!
*Suspended During Covid Restrictions*
Midrash Shabbat Lunch and Learn
Midrash Shabbat is a “Light Lunch and Learn” program that takes place immediately after Shabbat morning services one Shabbat most months. It is a great opportunity to get a taste of a broad range of Jewish educational topics.
Speakers have included Rabbi Joshua Dorsch along with various biblical scholars, educators and community leaders from the San Diego Jewish Community. In addition, we’ve been fortunate to have visiting educators and leaders, too. The speakers provide an interactive discussion on a topic of their choice. Click here to see our most current offering.
Midrash Shabbat is funded in part by the Religious Life Committee, the Aaron S. Gold Institute of Adult Jewish Studies, and patrons like you. If you would like to sponsor a future Midrash Shabbat, please contact the office by calling 619 697-6001 or email email@example.com.