Join this lay-led group each Shabbat for a lively and meaningful discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Bagels and coffee are provided. Bring your own Tanach or use one of ours. No reservation required!

Every Saturday at 9:00 am

TorahStudy

Ever want to learn more about what it means to be Jewish? Rabbi Sternman guides learners through an introduction to Jewish holidays, life cycle events, rituals and traditions, theology, and more. This course is deal for anyone interested in converting to Judaism, learning about Judaism or simply interested in learning more about their own religion. There is no fee for this class.

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, starting September 9StarofDavid 16 640 480 80-15

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BookWithMarginDo you like to study Jewish topics in-depth? Then this opportunity is for you! Join Rabbi Sternman as he shares an in-depth and insightful look at selections from Jewish texts in "Digging Torah" and "Talmud on Topic". Each miniseries is just three evenings, great for people with busier schedules. There is no fee for this class.

Thursdays at 7:30 pm, starting October 23

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Valerie Klein, Director of Education, leads this class for non-Jewish mothers raising Jewish children. It is a free 16-session course that explores Jewish practices and ethics. The course creates a comfortable space for women to learn about Jewish holidays and rituals, discover how to enrich their families' Jewish experience, and deepen their connection to the religion of their partners and children.

E-mail Valerie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, starting September 3

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As American Jews, many of us feel a strong connection to Israel, but often struggle with her choices and actions. There is much to learn about this young nation including its history, politics and culture. Join us each month as Rabbi Sternman informs, clarifies and answers our questions. Come to participate or just to listen. Feel free to bring a Kosher-style nosh.

11:00 am, the second Sunday of the month,CoffeeMug
September through May *

* No class in March due to spring break

Scholar in Residence - Adult Lecture Series

Philip Harwood

Film Historian, Scholar in Residence

 Legends of Jewish Comedy

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Turn your wish into reality with our lay-led Hebrew classes. Whether you’re a beginner or just need some brushing up, we have the class that’s right for you. Or come to both classes for extra reinforcement. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the book.

Level 1: No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required. We use URJ Press’ Aleph isn’t Tough to introduce the alphabet and develop reading skills, and to teach word roots and their meanings. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can pick it up! Still not sure? Try the first two classes cost-free.

Sundays at 9:30 am, starting October 12, following the Religious School calendar

Instructor: Michelle Sigle, an Adat Chaverim congregant and high school Algebra teacher in the Allen ISD. Michelle is passionate about teaching and has a gift for making learning fun.

Level 2: This class has been canceled for the remainder of the year. We hope to bring it back next fall.

Contact the office at 972-491-5917 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and to order your book. Books will be distributed in class.

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Adat Chaverim is proud to support the Melton School. The classes listed below are offered in Spring 2015, at Congregation Anshai Torah.

 

Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders

Melton Scholars Curriculum

 

This course provides students with the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, and the sacrifices as well as the contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. Lessons will explore such topics as the role of education, The Three Generation Hypothesis, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, the changing place of Zionism and the State of Israel, The Civil Rights Movement as a case study of distinctiveness and involvement, and other issues that address American and Jewish culture and identity. This 10-lesson course asks the question, “Is the cup half-empty or half full?” as optimists and pessimists debate the future of Jewish identity in America.
No homework. No grades. Know Judaism!

Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:30pm (Ten 90 minute classes)
Class dates: First class January 27

Tuition and text book:  $235 JCC and Anshai Torah members, $290 all others

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Day to Day Values: Exploring Values for Every Day Jewish Living Holidays
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Foundations of Jewish learning is a Melton curriculum for learners of all ages that provides a thought provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism.  Developed by the renowned Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, a project of Hebrew University, the curriculum brings to life the master stories of our tradition and the messages they convey. This rich learning experience for adults will provide an opportunity for you to enhance your Judaism at home, with your children and grandchildren.  This class will challenge learners of all stages of life and all levels of background.
No homework. No grades. Know Judaism!

Wednesdays 12:30 –2:00 pm
10 classes January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22
Tuition: $155 JCC and Anshai Torah members/$195 others
Curriculum fee: $40 per student

 

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Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders  

Melton Scholars Curriculum

 

This course provides students with the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, and the sacrifices as well as the contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. Lessons will explore such topics as the role of education, The Three Generation Hypothesis, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, the changing place of Zionism and the State of Israel, The Civil Rights Movement as a case study of distinctiveness and involvement, and other issues that address American and Jewish culture and identity. This 10-lesson course asks the question, “Is the cup half-empty or half full?” as optimists and pessimists debate the future of Jewish identity in America.

No homework. No grades. Know Judaism!

 

 

Instructor: Gerri Patterson

Location: Congregation Anshai Torah

Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:30pm (Ten 90 minute classes)

Class dates: First class January 27

Tuition and text book:  $235 JCC and Anshai Torah members, $290 all others

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