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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA
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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Adult Education


Committed to ensuring that our members can access the deep wisdom of our tradition, Adat Ari El provides many, varied learning opportunities for adults in our community to grow their souls.  We offer a wide range of opportunities weekly, monthly, and seasonally. We invite you to become a life long learner! We hope you join us. 

Fall Reading Club with Lisa Silverman

Our Summer Reading Club was such a success that we are continuing the program!  Grab a friend, read the monthly book selections, and join the discussion!  Lisa Silverman, our resident book expert, will be facilitating meaningful and dynamic discussions for each carefully selected book.  This program is open to anyone who loves reading!

Here are the books for each month:

September  - The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross - Meeting dates and times: Tues, Oct 5 at 2:00pm or Wed, Oct 6 at 7:30pm

October - The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris - Meeting dates and times: Tues, Nov 9 at 2:00pm or Wed, Nov 10 at 7:30pm

November - The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi - Meeting dates and times: Tues, Dec 14 at 2:00pm or Wed, Dec 15 at 7:30pm

You can sign up for one, two or all three books!  We are once again asking for a small fee to participate in Reading Club.  Each session is $10 or you can sign up for all 3 for $25. 

Zoom links will be sent as the dates get closer.

Click here to sign up!

Adult Education

CURRENT CLASSES                                                         

Meditation Minyan- 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Taught by Diego Gesualdi
Diego Gesualdi will lead us in weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings. Sessions will include a brief introduction, a discussion regarding a topic of the day, meditation, and conclude with an opportunity for questions and comments.

Every Wednesday. Click here to join, and enter password 183403 if/when prompted. 

Torah on Tuesdays with Rabbi Jessica Yarkin and Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei - Weekly at 12:00pm

All are welcome to join this zoom class, as we work our way through the fascinating scroll of Bamidbar, which often doesn't get the attention it deserves, due to the fact that synagogues read it during Summer break!  But... amazing characters, miracles, and incidents ensue: Korach, Pinchas, Balack, fornicating Israelites, snakes, a talking donkey... what could be more fun?!" 

Click HERE to attend!

Sat, October 16 2021 10 Cheshvan 5782