At Congregation Ahavath Chesed we believe that Jewish education is lifelong. Judaism offers a wealth of rich, deep, sophisticated ideas for adults and provides guidance for our daily lives. Classes are led by our clergy, staff, congregants and guests depending on the course content. Together we explore the modern world through the common filter of our Jewish identity.
We seek to equip our lifelong learners to face the complexity of life armed with Jewish knowledge. Whether taking a Basic Judaism course, or an advanced Talmud seminar, attendees come away from the experience with a greater appreciation of Judaism's profound depths and a greater understanding of how to lead an inspired life.
Join us at any one of our course offerings this year. Membership is not required and many of the classes are free! Please contact The Temple office for the most current listing of course offerings.
TASTE OF JUDAISM
This engaging class on Jewish spirituality, ethics and community is designed for the curious beginner and generally offered during the summer.
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
Examine the principles and practices of Judaism, their importance and relevance for contemporary life. The curriculum will include all of the holiday and life-cycle observances, concepts of God, prayer, daily spiritual living, ethics, and much, much more.
"Intro to Judaism" is open both to non-Jews wanting to learn about Judaism and Jews who want a refresher course in their own religious tradition.
(Those individuals interested in taking this class as part of an exploration of possible conversion to Judaism should schedule an appointment with Rabbi Shapiro prior to the first night of class.)
The Wisdom Years discussion group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to talk about contemporary issues viewed through a Jewish lens.
ETHICS OF OUR FATHERS: PIRKEI AVOT
Join Rabbi Cohen and your Temple friends to explore and discuss Jewish wisdom texts in ways that will add meaning and fulfillment to the experiences of our lives in the past, present, and future. The group meets every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 am.
Join the clergy to explore and discuss the Torah portion of the week and readings relevant to the Jewish holidays. Torah Study meets each Saturday morning from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. A light breakfast is served starting at 8:45 am. Saturday morning Shabbat services begin at 10:30 am.