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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. 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

Fall – Winter 2018 Education Programming

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

Start Date




Mon, Oct 22, 2018

6 Weeks 7:00-8:30pm

The Path of Judaism

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Mon/Oct 22, 2018

4 Weeks 7:00-8:00pm

Tallit Making Class

Carmela Aigen

Members: $36

Non-Members: $60

Mon/October 29, 2018

4 weeks 7:00-8:00pm

Drawing Course

Audrey Berner



Wed/ Oct 17, 2018

6 Weeks 7:00-8:00pm

Welcoming Judaism for Interfaith Couples

Carmela Aigen


Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Tues/ Oct 23, 2018

6 Weeks 7:00-8:00pm

Beginner Hebrew Reading

Aviva Fuchs

Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Tues/Oct 16, 2016

6 Weeks 2:00-4:00pm

Canasta and Samba Lessons

Dorothy Stober

Members: $54

Non-Members: $90

Fri/Oct 12, 2018

Ongoing 9:45-11:45am

Supervised Bridge


Steve Merovitz

Members: $8

Non-Members: $10

Wed/Sept 26, 2018

6 wk or 12 wk session


Sandra Benjamin

6 Wk M: 54 NM $90

12 Wk M: $90 NM $165


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

Fall – Winter 2018 Education Programming

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. (Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 19, 26, Dec 3)

Welcoming Judaism with Carmela Aigen: This course is designed for interfaith couples to come and explore Judaism together and help them feel comfortable in our community. The classes will focus on Jewish rituals, Shabbat, holidays and lifecycles. The approach will be a mixture of traditional and modern life. (October 17, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28)


Tallit Class with Carmela Aigen: In Judaism wearing a tallit has many meanings and significances. In the Reconstructionist movement we encourage women to wear tallitot. In our community we encourage women to make their own tallit while studying text and rituals. (Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 19)


Beginners Hebrew Reading Class: Have you always wanted to read Hebrew? Want to know the difference between an Aleph and a Bet? Here is an opportunity to learn to read Hebrew in just 6 weeks. Join Aviva Fuchs and develop your Hebrew reading skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. In 6 lessons you will: learn the Hebrew alphabet and vowels, learn to read short and meaningful sentences and learn tips and techniques to help you achieve success on your Hebrew reading journey. No prior Hebrew knowledge required.


Canasta and Samba Lessons with Dorothy Stober: Dorshei is excited to offer canasta and samba lessons, taught by Dorothy Stober. This course will run for 6 weeks; the first three weeks will focus on the teaching of canasta and then the next three weeks will focus on samba, the latest card game craze.

Supervised Bridge with Steve Merovitz: This is an ongoing activity where you can drop in and play supervised bridge with Steve Merovitz, M.Ed., ACBL Certified Teacher. Pay as you play, Members: $8/session, Non-Members $10/session. Reservations recommended but not required to Light refreshments will be served.


Drawing with Audrey Berner: If you think you can only draw stick figures, you are wrong! Absolutely anyone can learn to draw and these four classes will start you on your new artistic path. The class is great for people who have never drawn before x- and even those who want to refine their skills. Materials included.







Sat, January 19 2019 13 Shevat 5779