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Each year, we offer a variety of adult education classes addressing Jewish spirituality, ethics, and culture. In the past, we have learned about Israeli literature, Jewish mysticism, Jewish heroes, holiday wisdom, Indian Jewish cooking, Talmud, and more.  We also offer a "Touchstones of Jewish Civilization" class for people interested in conversion or for those who would like a refresher course of the basics of Judaism.

If you are interested in learning about something that we do not currently offer, feel free to contact the office to let us know. All classes meet at the synagogue unless otherwise noted. To register for Adult Education courses please contact the office at (514) 486-9400

We have numerous speakers during the year on Shabbat and during the week.

Adult Education Fall Classes 2019

Fall 2019 Education Programming

To Register: Contact Shainy @ Dorshei Emet Office 514-486-9400

Start Date




Mon, October 28

6 Weeks 7:00-8:30pm

The Path of Judaism

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Mon, October 28

6 Weeks 7:00-8:00pm


Nancy Sculnik

Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Mon, October 28

6 Weeks 6:45-8:00pm

Groove With Diane

Diane Dupuis

Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Tues, October 29

4 Weeks 1:30-3:30pm

Samba Lessons

Dorothy Stober



Tues, October 29

6 Weeks 7:00-8:30pm

Conversational Hebrew Class with a K'tav Yad Twist.

Aviva Fuchs

Members: $80

Non-Members: $120

Wed, October 30

4 Weeks, 7:30-8:30pm

Drawing Course Part 2:

Still Life

Audrey Berner

Members: $40

Non-Members: $65

Thurs, October 31

4 Weeks, 1:00-2:00pm

Four Masterful Jewish Short Stories - In Four Weeks

Ami Sands Brodoff




All Classes require minimum registration. There are no refunds once the classes begin.

The Path of Judaism with Rabbi Boris Dolin: This new interactive class will cover the core ideas of Jewish life along with a deeper exploration of Jewish ritual, theology, ethics and contemporary issues. Through text study and discussions we will explore how we as individuals and as a community connect to Jewish tradition, while also touching on the values and history of the Reconstructionist movement. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome. Class can also be taken via Skype/video for those out of town. Topics: Judaism: Faith or Family? Exploring our Jewish identity, evolution of Judaism civilization; God, contemporary theology, Reconstructionist concepts of God, supernaturalism vs. transnaturalism; “The past has a vote, not a veto”, how do we use tradition? ; The power of ritual, new views; Contemporary issues, feminism, LGBTQ, social justice. October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2.

Yiddish with Nancy Sculnik: This beginner-level Yiddish course will introduce you to the rich world of Yiddish language and culture. Learn to express yourself in Yiddish and engage with Yiddish culture through lively class discussions, activities, and songs. Based on the level of the class, some texts will be brought in for further learning and self-expression. Prior knowledge of Yiddish is not a requirement for this course. October 28, November 4,11, 18, 25, December 2.

Groove with Diane: Groove is a super fun dance/exercise class for everyone – men and women ages 18-118. October 28, November 4, 11,18, 25, December 2.

Samba Lessons with Dorothy Stober: Dorshei is excited to offer samba lessons, the latest card game craze! The class will be taught by Dorothy Stober. This course will run for 4 weeks.

October 29, November 5, 12, 19.

Conversational Hebrew Class with a K'tav Yad Twist with Aviva Fuchs: This class is designed for those who want to continue to learn basic vocabulary and phrases in addition to learning how to write in Hebrew cursive. Prerequisite for this class: Can decode and read Hebrew. October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3.

Drawing Course Part 2 - Still Life with Audrey Berner: If you have taken the basic drawing course, this second course will introduce you to methods of drawing multiple objects in a still life. You will learn how to "sight" so that you can use perspective properly and you will learn how shadows work when many objects stand together. We will, if time permits, add the element of colour. October 30, November 6, 13, 20.

Four Masterful Jewish Short Stories - In Four Weeks with Ami Sands Brodoff: Join novelist and short story writer Ami Sands Brodoff in a lively conversation about four compelling short stories that grapple with Jewish themes and subjects. In this class, we will discuss one story each by Allegra Goodman, David Bezmozgis, Chava Rosenfarb, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Ami, who also reviews fiction for The Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, and The Montreal Review of Books, will lead the discussion and point out elements of theme and craft. Immerse yourself in great Jewish fiction this fall. October 31, November 7, 14, 21.

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