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Temple Israel University

Lifelong learning is a core value at Temple Israel and TIU is the umbrella under which all adult education happens. It is a mitzvah to study and our aim is to deepen your Jewish life at Temple throughout your adult years. No experience is necessary! 

TIU began in June 2020 online. When it is safe to meet in person, our virtual academy of Jewish learning will move back on-site on our main campus and our TI-Crosstown space. Please check our calendar for more details.

Please write TIU’s Registrar, Lynn Owen, regarding any questions on the upcoming courses below. For 20s/30s only classes and discussions, please contact Paige Mandelman.

Weekly Torah Study

Weekly Torah Study with Temple Israel’s Greatest Teachers: Taught by Rabbis Danziger, Greenstein, Simons, and Wohlner, Dr. Joe Levy, and Sally Rosenberg

Tune in on our Facebook page at 10 AM CT from wherever you are.
This weekly offering is intended for every post-Confirmation age member of Temple.

Questions?  Email Lynn Owen.  

Adult Ulpan (Hebrew)

Give Us A Few Hours, And You’ll Be Reading Hebrew!

Do you want to learn how to decode the Hebrew alphabet? Care to brush up on what you once learned in Hebrew school? We will continue Hebrew classes in August 2020 for adults regardless of proficiency. Simply share your level of Hebraic knowledge with Lynn Owen and classes will be crafted accordingly. This class is taught by Baraba Mansberg, Teri Peacock, and Janet Zale.

Exploring Judaism – The Fundamentals of Judaism

If you have been Jewish your entire life but never fully understood why we do what we do as Jews, or if you are simply interested in Judaism and want to go deeper, this course is a college-level seminar taught by the rabbis of Temple Israel. The class text is the Union for Reform Judaism’s Honoring Tradition, Embracing Modernity.

This class is a prerequisite to Embracing Judaism, a course for those entering the conversion process.

Embracing Judaism – Becoming a Jew

This marvelous experiential course for future Jews-by-Choice is by invitation only following each conversion candidate’s rabbinic sponsorship with Temple Israel clergy. Taught by Judy Bearman and Sally Rosenberg, this class begins anew following each Exploring Judaism cycle.

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