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

A four-part series on Sacred Eating:
Creating a Jewish Food Ethic

March 4 at 7PM – An “Overview and Synopsis of Sacred Eating” including the tenets of traditional kashrut and beyond, presented by Rabbi Renni Altman at Vassar Temple.

March 11 at 7PM – Oshek; “The Meeting Point of Ritual Piety and Moral Purity”, will be presented by Rabbi Richard Litvak via SKYPE at Vassar Temple. Rabbi Litvak has an article of the same title in the book entitled “The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic.”

March 18 at 6:30PM – Meet at The Vassar Farm . Program led by head
farmer, Leon Vehaba, will involve a walking tour of the hot houses, as well as a talk on sustainable farming to be held in the beautifully renovated and heated barn. Rabbi Altman will integrate Jewish teachings into the farm presentation.

April 1 at 7PM – will be a wrap up/reflection on the series led by Rabbi Renni
Altman at Vassar Temple.

PLEASE RSVP to Gail D’Alessio at
All members of the community are welcome.

3.  Area programming

Stay tuned.


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