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,

Note that Torah Sudy will be held all Saturdays in July & August at 9am
(call to confirm 8/19;  no class 9/2)


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


“Reform Judaism:  Why We Do What We Do”,
With Rabbbi Renni S.  Altman DD

Three Thursdays    7:30pm-9pm
MARCH 14 & 21, APRIL 11

This March marks the 200th birthday of Rabbi Isaac Meyer Wise, the founder of Reform Judaism.  Along with many other Reform congregations, we will mark this occasion through study, tracing the development of the movement known as Reform Judaism that Wise initiated in the latter part of the 19th century.   Rabbi Altman will lead this 3 part series whose primary focus will be an exploration of  the movement’s  platforms and its prayer books.  Each,  in different ways, serves as a reflection of how Reform Judaism was practiced in its time, and will provide the background to understanding how the movement got to where it is today and why we “do what we do.” All are welcome and there is no charge to attend.

3.  Area programming


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