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Adult Education

Adult Education Classes

Note: Regularly scheduled classes (Introduction to Judaism, and the various Hebrew classes), each take place once per year, at around the same time. If you missed this year's session, don't forget to sign up next year. 

At Temple Israel our goal is to provide interesting and informative programs to enrich your Jewish learning experience. To register for Adult Education Classes, please contact our education director, Stefanie Posner at or (850) 877-3614 Ext. 4.

Introduction to Judaism- Learn the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice in 16-20 weeks. This course is perfect for interfaith couples, those from different faith backgrounds, those considering conversion, and Jews looking for an adult-level introduction.  The class is hosted by Temple Israel and led by Rabbi Jack Romberg. Mondays, 7 PM-9 PM, beginning January 22, 2018.  Fee: $215 per person/$260 per couple (fee includes books and materials).

Beginning Hebrew- with Bob Canter. Eight weeks, starts in fall. Fee: $36 members, $46 non- members (includes materials).

Hebrew 2- with Bob Canter. Eight weeks, starts in fall. Fee: $36 members, $46 non-members (includes materials).

Prayerbook Hebrew-  Perfect for those who have already taken Hebrew 1 and 2, or for anyone interested in Jewish liturgy. With Bob Canter and Stefanie Posner. Four-week course starts in the fall. Fee: $25 members, $36 non- members (includes materials).

For details on all adult classes, including beginning Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, the St. John's and Temple Israel Jewish-Christian Speaker Series, and more, contact Stefanie Posner at (850) 877-3517 Ext 4, or email   

Ongoing Programs

Weekly Tanach Study - On Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Education Room, join a dedicated group for a close examination and discussion of the Torah. We are conducting the study on a verse-by-verse basis. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required. The class is instructed in a way that makes it easy to drop in. Books are provided.

Lunch and Learn - Wednesdays at noon, bring a brown bag lunch and a penchant for spirited discussion and join Rabbi Romberg in the Temple Adult Education Room. Lunch and Learn has covered a wide range of Jewish texts and is currently studying the Pirkei Avot.

Hebrew Reading Circle - This circle has been meeting weekly for several years to read simplified Hebrew texts from modern Hebrew literature. Newcomers welcome. Call 850.385.1538 to speak with Rabbi Stanley Garfein. The group meets Sundays at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Rabbi Garfein.

Tallahassee Jewish Genealogical Society - The society meets once quarterly for programs that involve the sharing of family histories and trees that have been recovered after years of nepenthe (forgetfulness). Membership $5. Contact 850.385.1538 for more information. Meets Sundays at 2:00 p.m., quarterly, in the Adult Education room.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Faith Symposium on Human Trafficking

Shabbaton, Friday February 23 and Saturday February 24: "Do you heat the people sing? A day of music with Jewish composers."


Sun, February 18 2018 3 Adar 5778