Adat Chaverim's Adult Education Committee is ready to start planning for the upcoming year.  We have lots of ideas for new classes and learning opportunities.  We would love to hear from you about your interest in these areas, or if you have your own thoughts.

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

We are finalizing the 2016-17 Adult Education Class Schedule -- Check back for updates!

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

Jewish Cooking Classes

Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm
Sep 22 -- additional dates TBD

Marty Fox will be your culinary guide for the High Holidays, 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 menu at home. Bring your own apron, leave the rest to us!  There is a $5/class fee to cover supplies. Classes are limited to 8 students.  Contact the office to register.


Class 1: Rosh Hashanah


Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

Thursdays, 7:00pm
Sep 8, Oct 20, Oct 27, Jan 26, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, Apr 27, May 11, May 25

This class is for adults who are interested in an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Please note:  Comparative Religion is an additional requirement.


Intro To Living  A Jewish Life

Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 13, Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 4, April 25, May 16

Rabbi Sternman will help you explore the components of Living a Jewish Life.  These classes are open to everyone wanting to learn more about Judaism.  (These classes are required if converting.)


Comparative Religion

Thursdays, 7:00pm
Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 15

Rabbi Sternman will lead study and discussion on other religions, to explore similarities and differences with Judaism.  These classes are open to eveyone, but are required as part of the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program.


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.  Must be familar with the Aleph Bet.  If you are interested in Beginning Hebrew email Adult Education.


This class will be using the book "Aleph Isn't Enough" which is available from



Adat Chaverim Book Club

This class will meet monthly, dates and times TBD

This is a new addition to Adat Chaverim's Adult Education.  

The first book that will be read and discussed is "The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape Of American Jewish Fiction" which is available from


Additional class details are still in development.  If interested, please contact Adult Education.

The New Diaspora


Torah        Study

Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am, year round

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!


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


Jul 30 2016 9:00am - 10:00am


Aug 06 2016 9:00am - 10:00am


Aug 13 2016 9:00am - 10:00am


Aug 20 2016 9:00am - 10:00am


Aug 27 2016 9:00am - 10:00am


Sep 03 2016 9:00am - 10:00am


Sep 08 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Sep 10 2016 9:00am - 10:00am