Continuing Education

In addition to frequently sponsoring special events and guest speakers, Temple Sinai has an active  continuing 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

Bad Rabbi

Wednesday Mornings, 11 am – 12 pm

Topic: Jewish History

Group meets every Wednesday morning* Currently reading: Bad Rabbi, by Eddy Portnoy. With true stories plucked from the pages of the Yiddish papers, Eddy Portnoy introduces us to the drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, poets, and beauty queens whose misadventures were immortalized in print. There’s the Polish rabbi blackmailed by an American widow, mass brawls at weddings and funerals, a psychic who specialized in locating missing husbands, and violent gangs of Jewish mothers on the prowl-in short, not quite the Jews you’d expect. One part Isaac Bashevis Singer, one part Jerry Springer, this irreverent, unvarnished, and frequently hilarious compendium of stories provides a window into an unknown Yiddish world that was.

Book is available at, on Kindle or Nook, or Barnes & Noble will order it for you. Class meets every week on Wednesday from 11:00am-12:00pm at Temple Sinai. For a fun read into stories of our past, please join us when you can. If you don’t have a book, not to worry, you can listen too.

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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 10:30 am, a small, congenial “Shabbaton Torah Study” group meets in at Temple to discuss the weekly Torah portion.

Newcomers are warmly welcomed!