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Adult Education Offerings

2022 Offerings
For details and descriptions of January events, read below.
To see all events on the calendar, click here

New Adult Education Opportunity:
For many years, Lehrhaus Judaica was a mainstay in Jewish adult education in the Bay Area. They have now reconstituted using the designation “New Lehrhaus. For Winter semester, they offer an array of mostly NO COST virtual classes. Check out their website at Once on the website, classes offered can be viewed either via their calendar listing or by clicking on the button “Upcoming Learning.” The first of these free courses begins on January 18th with new classes starting most weeks through April. You're sure to find something of interest. These classes are in addition to the excellent and extensive array of Temple Emanu-El Adult Education offerings now available. Please check out both!

Mussar Torah Study Group
Weekly, Sundays - 10:00am  RSVP Here
Temple Emanu-El Adult Education invites you to join an interactive course on The Mussar Torah Commentary:   A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical Life. Mussar teachers through the centuries have sought deep, accurate, and useful insights into human life. The commentary looks to the Torah as a source of fundamental guidance for human living.

Great Questions Discussion Group
Monthly, Sundays  - 12:00pm  RSVP Here
This is an ongoing group that meets once a month. Temple members are welcome to join us at any meeting. We discuss the Great Questions of Existence that we all ponder, through the lenses of religion, spiritual beliefs and philosophy. Often, we have representatives of various world religions present to, and enter into dialogue with, our group.

Sefer Club
Every other Month, Sundays  - 5:00pm  RSVP Here
Welcome to the Sefer Club! This club is for the greater Temple Emanu-El community to read and discuss books curated by the amazing Kat Pierce.  Join the fun! Be sure to follow us on Facebook as well for more information about upcoming books! Click here!

Grandparents Group
Monthly, Tuesdays,  - 10:00pm  RSVP Here
My mother had a bumper sticker on her car which read “Ask Me About My Grandchildren." I didn't completely understand the sentiment about what this meant until I became a grandparent myself.  Now that I have grandchildren of my own, I can appreciate not only the joys, but also the challenges, of being a grandparent.  I invite all grandparents to join us for a lively discussion about what it entails to be a grandparent in all its many dimensions. 

Chat with Rabbi Magat 
Weekly, Tuesdays - 12pm  RSVP Here
Want to hang out with the Rabbi over lunch? Want to talk about what's happening at Temple or in the Community? Sign up for Rabbi Magat's Weekly chat! We look forward to having you join us for a great discussion!

Silicon Valley Intro to Judaism
Weekly, Tuesdays  - 7:00pm  RSVP Here
Want to learn more about being Jewish? Have questions about the Jewish religion? Join local Rabbis each week for the Intro to Judaism class.  An overview of the Jewish life-cycle, holidays, and ritual. During the course of the year, students will gain an understanding of Jewish belief, history and calendar and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Each session includes thirty minutes of Hebrew instruction. 

Israeli Dancing
Every other Week, Tuesdays - 7:30pm  RSVP Here
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people! Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeli dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.

Weekly Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Magat
Wednesdays - 12pm  RSVP Here
Join Rabbi Magat each week to discuss current social, political and communal topics as they relate to being Jewish and our community.  All are welcome to attend. Please bring an open mind for a lively and respectful discussion.

TV/Film Discussion with Rabbi Magat 
Monthly, Thursdays - 12pm  RSVP Here
We invite you to join us today as Rabbi Magat & Phil Hankin, Director of Education for Temple Emanu-El, for bi-monthly discussions, where they review and break down current & relevant TV shows.

Wed, January 19 2022 17 Sh'vat 5782