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Chaverim-grades K-2
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  Adult Education Courses  

Our Adult Education Program includes special programming and classes for all members of our congregational family. Throughout the year, courses in Hebrew, Bible, current events, Jewish theology, history and so much more will be offered at a variety of times and places.  

No fees apply, unless noted. Pre-registration required for most courses; register with Heidi Stern or by phone at 856-489-0035.


Classmate Band at Big Al's Yiddish Club.

Torah Study

Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Jerome P. David, DD, Rabbi Larry Sernovitz, and Cantor Neil Schnitzer.
Join our friendly group discussing the week’s Torah portion. We will be taking a slightly different approach to Torah this year. For each book of Torah, a different Torah commentary will be chosen and each parsha, Torah portion, will be explored through its lens. Through the year, we will be introduced to five key commentaries of our tradition. The congregation’s rabbis and cantor will be taking turns leading each week of this year-long exploration. Novices and more advanced Torah learners encouraged to participate. Look forward to lively debate and meaningful discussion. No need to pre-register.

Weekly Torah Study: The Radical, the Practical, and the Stuff You Wouldn't Believe
Rabbi Larry Sernovitz

Join Rabbi Sernovitz for interesting and thought provoking discussions on the weekly Torah portion. You will see the Torah like you never have before! No need to pre-register.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah and Hebrew Classes
Every year many Jewish adults consider - is this the year that I study to become a bar/bat mitzvah? Each person asks this question for different reasons and the answers are different, as well. For some people it is simply the studying that interests them. They may have already taken this journey, but they want to experience this as an adult with a different perspective. For others, this may be the first opportunity to take this journey. Maybe a bar or bat mitzvah was not an available option for them during their youth. Whatever your reasons, Temple Emanuel offers a wonderful Adult B'nai Mitzvah program

Students need to have basic Hebrew reading skills to join this class, which will culminate in an Adult B’nai Mitzvah ceremony. Register with Heidi Stern at 856-489-0035.

If you do not have Hebrew reading skills, consider talking our Tuesday 12 pm -1 pm course.  This introductory Hebrew course is intended as the first year of a two year B’nai Mitzvah process.

Tuesdays with Rabbi Jerry David and Cantor Neil Schitzner
Post B’nai Mitzvah Study Group with Rabbi Jerome P. David, D.D.
This class is open to our adult learners who have completed their Adult B'nai Mitzvah ceremony. It is a unique class, which explores Jewish issues, values and liturgy with Rabbi David.

Register with Heidi Stern by phone at 856-489-0035.

Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Jerome P. David, DD
To register, call the Union for Reform Judaism, 215-563-8183. Some fees are involved. Do Jews believe in life after death? What is the Jewish view of Jesus? Why can’t you mix meat and milk? Why is Shabbat so special? The underlying principles and overriding beauty of Judaism are at the heart of this course. This course is for those who want to learn the fundamentals of their religion and those who want to discover a new one and identify with the Jewish people.

Yiddish on Thursday Nights
Big Al’s Yiddish Club with Al Rubin
Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm
Why is there suddenly such a growing interest to learn a virtually dead language? And why, after all these years, does a slowly dying language of the ghetto become so chic? So where do you go to get a taste of the essence of this almost dead language that was spoken by many people not long ago? Temple Emanuel, of course. This class goes where no other Yiddish class has gone before. No boring drills. No memorization of words or conjugation of verbs.  Every attendee is an integral partner in learning. The class learns conversational Yiddish quickly through Yiddish music recordings. Prior experience is not necessary. Big Al Rubin, the class leader, spoke Yiddish as his first language. Join us for this genuinely fun evening.

Register with Heidi Stern by phone at 856-489-0035.




Temple Emanuel
1101 Springdale Road | Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 | Ph: 856­-489-0029 | Fax: 856-489-0032
Email: info@templeemanuel.org | www.templeemanuel.org

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