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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. Classes can be on campus or on-line. We invite you to become a life long learner!

Adult Education

OUR CURRENT CLASSES                                                         

Melton Adult Learning-
Be part of a community exploring Jewish teachings, share your life experiences while reflecting on ancient wisdom, and take away Jewish understandings to enrich your life! The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning offers sophisticated, in-depth Jewish learning for adults. For more information, please contact Pamela Rooks at To learn more, click here
Classes currently in session

Mishnah Monday- 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Taught by Rabbi Bernhard

A weekly, online and interactive discussion on the Mishnah of Brachot/Blessings. This course requires a computer and internet connection.
Every Monday from 11/4/2018 until 6/3/2019.
Click here to register.

Torah on Tuesday- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Taught by Rabbi Bernhard
Wynn Meeting Room

Join us as we explore the Book of Exodus through the lens of traditional Jewish commentators. Each week we will look at different commandments and laws, see what they reveal about the Torah’s values, and discuss if and how those values may, or may not, be relevant for us today.

Shabbat Shiur- 9:00am - 9:30am
Taught by our Clergy
Wynn Meeting Room

A pre-services Shabbat study session led by the rabbis and/or rabbinic interns This year we are reading (in English!) the "6th book of the Torah" - the scroll of Joshua, that tells of the Israelites' conquests as they enter the land of Israel and the growing pains of a new nation. No need to have attended previous classes; each incident is thrilling and insightful in its own right!
Every Shabbat Morning until the summer.

Meditation Minyan- 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Taught by Diego Gesualdi
Deiber Chapel

Diego Gesualdi will lead us in weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings, with the exception of holidays, at 7:30pm in the Deiber Chapel, beginning on January 8, 2020. The sessions will include a brief introduction, a discussion regarding a topic of the day, meditation for 30 minutes, and conclude with an opportunity for questions and comments.
Click here to register.

Coffee & Chevruta- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Taught by Julian Bertet
Shabbat Kiddush location

Join community members in text study at Coffee & Chevruta at Adat Ari El! Explore the works of different Jewish authors through discussion of literature one Shabbat per month, right after Kiddush luncheons, from January - June 2020.
Select Saturday afternoons, 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, 5/9, 6/13
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Wed, January 29 2020 3 Shevat 5780