In addition to frequently sponsoring special events and guest speakers, Temple Sinai has an active adult-education program. Recent offerings have included Introduction to Judaism, Hebrew for Beginners, Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and the History of Jerusalem.

Wednesday Morning Study Group 

The Jews of Spain

Wednesday Mornings, 11 am - 12 pm 

Topic: Jewish History

Group meets every Wednesday morning* Currently reading: The Jews of Spain:  A History of the Sephardic Experience by Jan S. Gerber. The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization which they created on Spanish soil.This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

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*Check weekly announcements or the online calendar in case of cancellation or change in schedule.


Rabbi's Adult Study Group

Offered periodically on many topics of interest. Past offerings have included:

  • Jewish Ethics
  • Prayerbook Hebrew and Its Meaning

Shabbaton Torah Study Group

Every Saturday at 9 am, a small, congenial "Shabbaton Torah Study" group meets in at Temple to discuss the weekly Torah portion.

Newcomers are warmly welcomed!


Adult Education Upcoming Events

Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group
Saturday 9:30:am - 11:00:am
Torah Study
Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group
Saturday 9:00:am - 10:30:am
Torah Study
Wednesday 11:00:am - 12:00:pm
Jewish History Study Group


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