Adat Chaverim's Adult Education Committee has begun planning for this year.  We have listed established classes below, but are still working on other options.  We would love your thoughts on additional classes and learning opportunities that you would like to see in the years to come.

By taking part in this brief survey, you will help us tailor programming for the future.  Just click on the link below.

 Adult Education Survey

The 2016-17 Adult Education Class Schedule

Click here for a printable calendar

Except where noted, all classes are held at Adat Chaverim and are free of charge to members and guests.

Jewish Cooking Classes

7:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, Sept 22

 

In time for the High Holidays, Marty Fox will be your culinary guide as he shares his favorite recipes and explains the history behind these tasty traditions.  You'll prepare at least one dish and receive additional recipes to create an entire holiday meal at home. Bring your own apron, leave the rest to us!  There is a $10/per person class fee to cover supplies.  Classes are limited to 10 students.  

 Class 1: Rosh Hashanah

Registration opens Sep 6 and closes when the class is full.  Contact the office to register.

 

Additional classes will be added throughout the year for other holidays -- check back for updates.

 

  

Living  A Jewish Life

Tuesdays, 7:00pm

Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 13, Dec 20, Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 4, April 25, May 16

 

Taught by Rabbi Sternman, this is a basic Judaism class that will cover Jewish holidays, practices, and beliefs and does not assume you have any prior knowledge of Judaism.  These classes are open to everyone wanting to learn about Judaism starting from a basic level. This course is required for those considering conversion to Judaism.

 

 

The Hebrew Bible

Thursdays, 7:00pm

Sep 8, Sep 29, Oct 20, Oct 27, Jan 26, Feb 16

 

Taught by Rabbi Sternman, this 6 session class will explore the Hebrew Bible to discover themes and deeper meanings. This class is open to everyone wanting to learn about the Hebrew Bible.  *This course is required for those considering becoming an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

 

 

Comparative Religions

Thursdays, 7:00pm

Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 15

 

Taught by Rabbi Sternman, this 4 session class will compare and contrast the world's major religions to Judaism as well as the branches of Judaism to one another.  This class is open to everyone wanting to understand better the similarities and differences among world religions.  *This course is required for those considering becoming an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

 

 

Jewish History

Thursdays, 7:00pm

Feb 23, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, Apr 27, May 11, May 25

 

Taught by Rabbi Sternman, this 7 session class will explore the sweep of Jewish History through the millenia with the goal of understanding better how we have arrived to where we are today. This class is open to everyone wanting a broad survey course examining the highlights of Jewish History.  *This course is required for those considering becoming an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

 

 

*The Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a 2 year course of study that will consist of 6 modules and culminate in Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

The Six Modules (see individual classes for further description):

Year One: The Hebrew Bible, Comparative Religions, Jewish History

Year Two:  Philosophy & Theology, Rabbinic Literature, Liturgy & Prayer

 

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

Thursdays, 7:00pm

Sep 8, Sep 28, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, Apr 27, May 11, May 25

 

 The Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a 2 year course of study will consist of 6 modules and culminate in Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

 

The Six Modules:  (see individual classes for descriptions above)

Year One:  The Hebrew Bible, Comparative Religions, Jewish History

Year Two:  Philosophy & Theology, Rabbinic Literature, Liturgy & Prayer

 

 

Intermediate    Hebrew

Sundays, 9:15am

on Religious School days, starting Sep 11

 

This class, a follow up of last year's "Beginning Hebrew" is led by Michelle Sigle.  Michelle is an Adat Chaverim congregant and high school teacher in Allen ISD.  She is passionate about teaching and has a gift for making learning fun.  This class will be using the book Aleph Isn't Enough which is available from Amazon.com

 

Must be familiar with the Aleph Bet.  If you are interested in Beginning Hebrew, contact Adult Education.

 

aleph

 

 

Adat Chaverim Book Club

The first class will meet Monday, Nov 7 at 7:00pm At that time, the class will decide on future dates & times.

 

We are welcoming back the Book Club to Adat Chaverim's Adult Education.

 

This year we will be using the book The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction which is available from Amazon.com.  This is a book of short stories that can be used for the entire year.  Each meeting will focus on one story in the collection.  

Come to our first meeting in November 7.  We will read and discuss a short story (that will be provided).  A discussion on how the book club will be organized and run will also take place.

 

We want the club to meet the needs and desires of the participants. Please conact Adult Education if you are interested in joining us. There is no need to purchase the book prior to the first class meeting.

 

new dispora

 

 

 

2016 Learning Fest

November 4, 5, & 6 -- More details to follow

Adat Chaverim is excited to have Paul Benjamin speak during the 2016 Learing Fest.

Paul Benjamin is a New York Times bestselling author who has written and produced comics and video games for diverse properties including many Marvel characters such as Hulk, Spider-Man, and Wolverine, as well as Star Wars, Star Trek, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, the Muppets, Monsters, Inc., G.I. Joe, and more.  His first prose short story appeared in The Protectors Anthology.  His original manga series Pantheon High was a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominee.   

To learn more, visit his website:  PAUL BENJAMIN: Writer, Editor, Supermodel

Upcoming Adult Ed Events

Oct
1

Oct 01 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Oct
8

Oct 08 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Oct
9

Oct 09 2016 9:15am - 10:15am

Oct
15

Oct 15 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Oct
16

Oct 16 2016 9:15am - 10:15am

Oct
18

Oct 18 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Oct
20

Oct 20 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Oct
22

Oct 22 2016 9:00am - 10:00am