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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 – we aim to deepen your Jewish life at Temple throughout your adult years. No experience is necessary! 

TIU classes are taught by our knowledgeable clergy and special guests who cover a range of subjects from Israeli politics to forgiveness. Classes are livestreamed to our Facebook page and on Zoom.

Please check our calendar for the current schedule of offerings.
Please write to Judaic Program Specialist Lynn Owen regarding any questions for TIU classes.

Watch past TIU Classes on our Youtube Channel or listen on our Podcast.

Recurring TIU Classes

Virtual Weekly Torah Study

Weekly Torah Study happens each Saturday with Temple Israel’s greatest teachers and clergy.

Tune in on our Facebook or Zoom on Saturday at 10 AM CT from wherever you are for this enriching class! Find the Zoom link on our calendar.

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? Join Hebrew classes for adults regardless of your proficiency. All are welcome!

Share your level of Hebraic knowledge with Lynn Owen and classes will be crafted accordingly. Classes are 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.
Click here to sign up and learn more.

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.

Please email Lynn Owen with questions on how to join this class.

Soul Searching: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life with Dr. Joe Levy

Dr. Joe Levy returns to teach Pirkei Avot under a new class name, Soul Searching: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life. Starting January 9, Dr. Levy will help us understand the lessons from a text written ~1800 years ago and share how they can enhance and guide our modern lives.

Please email Lynn Owen to register for the class or for the Zoom link.

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