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.
12 JEWISH QUESTIONS
12 Jewish Questions is designed to expose Jews and non-Jews alike to a Judaism that is relevant, impactful and livable. Learners will develop understanding and deepen their Jewish knowledge while meeting others who, whether they are Jewish or not, want to experience Judaism as an opportunity to inquire, examine and think as adults.
12 Jewish Questions is for everyone seeking to delve deeply into Jewish values, history and traditions. If you didn’t go to religious school, or if you did and you still have questions you never asked or have never explored as an adult, this is your chance! Jewish learning for adults can be some of the richest and most enduring that Judaism can offer.
The 12 week program is currently being taught by Rabbi Matt Cohen and Naomi Chase. Jews and non-Jews are welcome to attend. Those who are following a path toward conversion with Rabbi Cohen are strongly encouraged to enroll in the class. Tuition is $180 for Temple members and $360 for non-members. Payment plans are available. Class will be held on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm and concluding at 8 pm (with a brown bag dinner at 6:00 pm). The first class is scheduled for January 25. Call the Temple office (904/733-7078) to register or for more information.
TASTE OF JUDAISM
This engaging class on Jewish spirituality, ethics and community is designed for the curious beginner and generally offered during the summer.
Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be Jewish to be curious. Individuals from all faith backgrounds are welcome. Enjoy three weekly classes on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values and community. Our classes are dynamic and interactive. For more general information visit https://www. reformjudaism.org/taste-judaism, call The Temple at 733-7078 or e-mail Edwinna at email@example.com.
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
Rabbi Cohen and Temple friends met to explore and discuss Jewish wisdom texts in ways that added meaning and fulfillment to the experiences of our lives in the past, present, and future. The group met every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 am through January, 2018. There are no scheduled meetings through the remainder of the year.TORAH STUDY
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.