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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. 

Book Club with Lisa Silverman

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:

January - The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi - NEW Meeting dates and times: Tues, Jan 18 at 2:00pm or Wed, Jan 19 at 7:30pm (This meeting was originally scheduled for December, but got postponed)

Click here if you'd still like to sign up for The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem next week!

TWO NEW TITLES FOR MARCH & APRIL (click on the titles to learn more & order)

Meetings: March 1 at 2:00pm & March 2 at 7:30pm - People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn

Meetings: April 5 at 2:00pm & April 6 at 7:30pm - Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart

We are once again asking for a small fee to participate in the Book Club.  Each session is $10.   Check back soon to sign up to join for either/both books.

Zoom links will be sent as the dates get closer.

Adult Education

CURRENT ONGOING CLASSES                                                         

Torah on Tuesdays with 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!

Meditation Minyan- Wednesdays from 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.  All are welcome!

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

Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782