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Adult Education

At Temple Israel our goal is to provide interesting and informative programs to enrich your Jewish learning.


Adult Education Classes

                                                                                                                                    Introduction to Judaism- *Not offered this year* 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 the Rabbi. Mondays, 7 PM-9 PM.  Fee: $215 per person/$260 per couple (fee includes books and materials).

Haggadah from the Heart-  Create a Haggadah that is specific to your family.  From the artwork to the readings, you will design the Haggadah that is a perfect fit! Led by Steve Mirowitz. Wednesdays, 6:30 PM- 8 PM beginning February 6. Fee: $36 members, $46 non- members.

Hebrew ב- Instructed by Bob Canter. The next step in Hebrew learning after completion of Beginning Hebrew (offered in the fall). Six weeks, starts March 5. Fee: $36 members, $46 non- members (includes materials).

Torah Chanting- Instructed by Cathy Levenson and Judith Lyons.  Learn the ancient musical art of Torah trope and learn how to chant Torah.  Free.  Contact

The Synagogue: Do I stand or sit, and when am I supposed to bow?- Instructed by our Education Director, Stefanie Posner. A 2 session class on Synagogue etiquette. Monday April 1 and 8 at 6:30 PM. Fee: $18 (includes materials).

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

To register and for details on all adult classes, including the above listed classes and The St. John's and Temple Israel Jewish-Christian Speaker Series, contact Education Director, Stefanie Posner at (850) 877-3517,  Ext. 4, or


Ongoing Programs

Weekly Tanach Study - On Saturdays beginning at 9:00 AM 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 AM 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 is $5. Contact Rabbi Garfein at (850) 385-1538 for more information. Meets Sundays at 2:00 PM, quarterly, in the Adult Education room.


Upcoming Events

Sat, July 20 2019 17 Tammuz 5779