Adults

We offer a robust range of learning opportunities for adults. Discover new ways to grow with us, whether through studying Hebrew, attending a panel discussion or a lecture, our monthly Lunch and Learn programs, or in an ongoing study group tackling Hebrew poetry.

Adult Hebrew Refresher

Wednesdays at 6:15 pm

We are very pleased to announce that the Hebrew refresher class for adults will continue this fall! Join with fellow Micah members to brush up on basic Hebrew reading and concepts. This class is taught by longtime Micah Hebrew instructor Evie Shen-Tal and is catered towards all levels and abilities. Tuition is $120/student for 8 classes.

Contact: Temple Micah Office

“Downtown” Discussion Group

For the 2020-21 discussion season, we are reading Leora Batnitzky’s How Judaism Became a Religion.  “Is Judaism a religion, a culture, a nationality-or a mixture of all these?  In How Judaism Became a Religion, Leora Batnitzky boldly argues that this question more than any other has driven modern Jewish thought.  This wide ranging and lucid introduction tells the story of how Judaism came to be defined as a religion in the modern period-and why Jewish thinkers have fought as well as championed this idea.”
This group will continue to meet virtually. Please note: you must sign up to receive the Zoom link for this group!  To sign up, contact Jeannelle D’Isa

Hebrew Poetry Online

Temple Micah’s lay-led group Hebrew poetry group will resume online in the fall. We read the poetry of Yehuda Amichai and other modern Israeli poets in Hebrew, then translate and discuss in English. We discuss how these poets’ use of biblical, liturgical, and contemporary Hebrew is accessible and insightful on many levels to those with even limited Hebrew knowledge.

Contact: Hebrew Poetry

Jewish Thinkers of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Jewish Thinkers, a lay-led study group, meets online every other Monday to read essays of 20th and 21st Century Jewish Thinkers who grapple with fundamental questions of faith and religion.

Contact: Jewish Thinkers

Lunch and Learn

On the second Wednesday of each month, we gather via Zoom to share lunch and hear a presentation from a vast array of speakers. There is no cost but you must register to attend. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the meeting.

Contact: Temple Micah Office

To view past Lunch & Learn presentations, visit our YouTube channel.

Psalms

This lay-led study group explores the powerful language of the Psalms. We engage in depth with the timeless poetry that ranges through the spectrum of human emotions, inspiring literature and liturgy across millennia and still speaking to us today. Reading and discussion are in English, informed by the Hebrew.  All are welcome and no preparation is required.

Contact: Psalms

Torah Study Group

This lay-led group meets each Shabbat morning before services to explore the week’s Torah and Haftarah portions.

Contact: Torah Study Group

Wednesday Morning Study Group

For 2020-2021, the Wednesday Morning Group book selection is Democracy in Black by Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., one of America’s preeminent public intellectuals. In this book Dr. Glaude offers a powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society.  

To sign up, please contact: Jeannelle D’Isa

Panel Discussions

We regularly host a variety of experts, academics, and pundits (including staff, clergy, and community members) to discuss current events, spirituality, and more.

Sample panel discussions: