Education at Temple Emanuel (The House of Learning)

IMG_1575Learning opportunities aren’t just for kids at TE! There is a warm, welcoming learning community for adults too.  Multiple educational opportunities with the Rabbi are available for adults including weekly Torah study on Shabbat mornings, Basic Judaism and continued Jewish education.  There are numerous special lectures and learning sessions which occur throughout the year, including an annual interfaith scholar-in-residence program with our neighboring houses of worship, as well as our own Scholar-in-Residence weekend. Individual opportunities exist for adult b’nai mitzvah, for learning Hebrew and Torah trope.

The World of Mussar is opening before you … and you are invited to enter.

Our community will soon be embarking on a program of study and practice in the way of the Jewish spiritual tradition of Mussar and everyone is invited to join. Mussar might best be described as “Jewish spiritual ethics” and has been practiced for centuries by people who sought to cultivate and strengthen the qualities of the inner mensch. Mussar has been undergoing a revival in the Jewish world, and we are fortunate to be able to offer this curriculum created by The Mussar Institute, the leaders in the field. This program is endorsed by the Union for Reform Judaism and […] more

So You Think You Can Pray: Jewish Liturgy Course starts November 3 @ 7:30 pm.

Ever wanted to know what the words of different Jewish prayers mean? Explore the order of the service in greater detail? Get to learn your way around the prayerbook? This class is for you! Join Rabbi Farbman and learn your way around siddur on Thursday nights. Nov 3 and 10, December 1. January 5, 12 and 26 more

Presentation and book signing by the author,  Marisa Scheinfeld at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, Amity Road, Woodbridge, at 2 pm November 13.

 Today, the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay. The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, presents Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Some of the structures have been lying abandoned for periods ranging from four to twenty years, depending on the specific hotel, or bungalow colony, and the conditions under which it closed. Other sites […] more

A Continuing Exploration of Jewish Spirituality:  Words, Rituals and Holy Spaces TE’s Lay-Led Shabbat Afternoon Sessions of Learning and Discussion

  “Jacob came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night… Taking one of the stones of that place, he put it under his head and lay down in that  place’ (Genesis 28:11). ‘Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is present in this place, and I did not know it!”  Shaken, he said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the abode of God, and that is the gateway to heaven”  (Genesis 28:16-17). Last year in our lay-led Shabbat afternoon sessions, we began looking into concepts of spirituality by thinking about […] more

Adult Education at TE!

Learning opportunities aren’t just for kids at TE! There is a warm, welcoming learning community for adults too.  Multiple educational opportunities with the Rabbi are available for adults including weekly Torah study on Shabbat mornings, Basic Judaism class on Sundays, and continued Jewish education class on Thursdays.  There are numerous special lectures and learning sessions which occur throughout the year, including an annual interfaith scholar-in-residence program with our neighboring houses of worship. Individual opportunities exist for adult b’nai mitzvah, for learning Hebrew and Torah trope. more