Adult Education

I. Ongoing Classes

Shabbat Torah Study ~ A wide-ranging discussion of the weekly Torah portion (parashah) every Saturday morning at 9am.
Contact: Rabbi Renni Altman,

The World of the Talmud
 Ongoing study of selections from the Talmud
Contact:  Rabbi Paul Golomb,

Held once a month.  Consult the temple calendar or call the temple office to determine the schedule for upcoming classes


2. Vassar Temple Lifelong Learning

“Back to the Sources”
A free Adult Education series with Rabbi Renni Altman and Rabbi Paul Golomb, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Unravel the mysteries of basic Jewish texts and their role in establishing Jewish practice through this introduction into the world of rabbinic literature. No prior background or knowledge of Hebrew required. The class will be taught via Zoom; for registration links see the Vassar Temple weekly e-newsletter or contact or Gail D’Alessio, .

Nov. 11 (Rabbi Altman): The Bible and its Interpretation through Midrash and Rabbinic Commentary
Nov. 18 (Rabbi Altman): The Mishnah: the first step in the building blocks of Jewish law
Dec. 2 (Rabbi Golomb): The World of Talmud
Dec. 9 (Rabbi Altman):   An introduction to Codes and Responsa Literature

All members of the community are welcome.

3.  Area programming

Stay tuned.


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