Adults

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 B’nai Torah

Do you want to learn how to read Hebrew and chant Torah? Do you hope to deepen your feeling of connection to a community? Do you want to expand your thinking on a myriad of Jewish topics and have thought provoking discussions?

If you answered, “Yes!” to these questions, we invite you to join our Adult B’nai Torah class, led by Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin.

The class will begin on October 25, 2022 and will take place from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Temple Micah approximately two times a month over the next two years and culminate with members of the class being called to Torah in the spring of 2024. See the full class schedule here.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Members: Please login to ShulCloud to learn more and register.

Non-Members: Please complete this form to register. The cost for non-members is $250; this may be applied to a Fair Share Pledge should the participant decide to join Temple Micah.

The deadline to register for the class is November 7, 2022.


Adult Hebrew Refresher

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 $200/student for 10 classes.

Contact: Temple Micah Office


Book Club

The Temple Micah Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month September through June, to discuss a different book relevant to the Jewish experience. We read both fiction and non-fiction. Reading selections are chosen by the group.

What we’re reading right now:

To get involved, contact Book Club.


“Downtown” Discussion Group

The Downtown Discussion Group, led by Rabbi Zemel, meets weekly during the lunch hour, with a different theme discussed each year. Learn more about our plans for the 2022-2023 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

Be challenged, engaged, and inspired through our monthly Lunch & Learns. On the second Wednesday of each month, we gather in-person and via Zoom to share lunch and hear a presentation from a vast array of speakers, with topics like Hidden from History No More: Jewish Women’s Activism in Second-Wave Feminism with Dr. Evelyn Beck and Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World One Senate Investigation at a Time with Elise Bean.

You must register to attend no later than the Sunday prior to each session. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the meeting.

To get involved, contact the Lunch & Learn coordinators.

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


Psalms

This monthly 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 – no preparation is required!

To get involved, contact Psalms.


Speaker Events and 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:


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

The Wednesday Morning Group, led by Rabbi Zemel, explores different themes each year. Learn more about our plans for the 2022-2023 group.

To sign up, please contact: Jeannelle D’Isa

 

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