Adult Education

Spiritual Modes of Connection

Making Spiritual Connections: A look at different modes for meaning and expression with Rabbi Cheryl Peretz
Our tradition teaches that there are many paths to encountering and experiencing God and holiness including such pathways as prayer, acts of loving kindness, study, meditation, poetry, and silence.  This class is designed to learn about some of the traditional and not so traditional pathways to experiencing divine connection.  Each class will include ancient, medieval, and contemporary traditional and creative sources to stir the conversation.
9/14, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21, 1/18, 2/22, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20
At 1:00 pm. Accompanied by Kiddush lunch.

Intro to Mindfulness
This course will give you a broad overview of Mindfulness and its many tools for cultivating attention, focus, better memory and overall awareness of self and our human experience.  Through relatable concepts, cutting-edge scientific findings and experiential exercises, you will learn how to relate to yourself and your life in a gentler, calmer and more centered way.
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, 7:30 pm

Cultivating Self-Compassion
Open to women
This course is designed to support you on your journey of living your best life with greater ease, positivity and loving kindness. You will learn empirical scientific findings with practical applications for everyday challenges and opportunities.  This class is designed to satisfy our cognitive curiosity, inspire daily practice and open our hearts to the potential of joy, deep healing and flourishing. 
Wednesdays in May 2020, 7:30 pm

Ongoing Programs

Join us for one or all of these opportunities.  No RSVP required.
For dates and times, please check the synagogue calendar

Breakfast, Learning and Torah (BLT)
Come enjoy bagels, learning and some Torah with Rabbi Vogel.
Select Saturday mornings before services

Java ‘N Jeans
Java N Jeans is one of our newest additions to Shabbat morning. Join us for some great coffee and an informal conversation about Dar Williams, Maimonides, Leonard Cohen and U2. Feel free to wear your favorite pair of jeans or something you find comfortable. Childcare provided.
Select Saturday Mornings

Rebbe’s Tisch
From the Yiddish word for “table,” our tisch is an exploration into the weekly portion or other topics of interest. Join us for Shabbat lunch, some singing and learning.
Every Saturday at 12:30pm

Talmud Class
Explore the lives and thoughts of the ancient rabbis with Rabbi Golkow. This year we will delve into the practices of and debates about Shabbat through Tractate Shabbat.
Fridays, 10-11:30am (except holidays)

Lunch ‘N Learn Weekly Parsha Study
Each week Rabbi Vogel explores the relevance of the weekly Torah portion.  Classes contains a mixture of text study (English) and important lessons learned from the Torah.  Each week is a lesson unto itself and all levels of students are welcome, from those who have previously studied Torah to those who never have.  
Thursdays, 12-1:30pm (except holidays)

Gentle Flow Yoga
Thursdays, 1:45-3:45pm. (except holidays). Fee required.

Shabbat Yoga
First Saturday of the month at 9:30am. free.


Looking for an in-depth learning experience? Register for one of our Adult Ed Courses.

Intro to Judaism
Temple Aliyah is proud to offer a branch of the internationally recognized AJU Intro to Judaism Program. From Hebrew to holidays, bagels to blessings… we’ll cover it all in fun and engaging classes where questions are always welcome.  Click here to sign up for the class at aju.edu.
Thursday Evenings

Special Events

Interfaith Dialogue & Pulpit Exchange
The Biblical Book of Ruth: What Does It Mean to be Jewish? This two-session program will explore questions like whether Jews are part of a people or a religion, and the nature of family relations in ancient Israel.
Friday, September 20 & Sunday, September 22, 2020

Shabbat Dinner 101
Join Rabbi Golkow to explore how you can make your Shabbat dinner dreams come true. We’ll enjoy Shabbat dinner together as a group, and the experience will culminate in your hosting your own Shabbat dinner for your friends.
12/3 at 7:30 and Class Shabbat dinner on 12/13

Four Wines and Four Inspirations
Over a glass of wine (or four!), we will introduce ideas and discussion topics to spice up your Seder. Bring home new meaning and new taste for your Passover celebration this year.
March 18, 2020

Center for Judaic Arts
Join us as we enhance our Jewish spirituality and create a connection to Judaism through the creation of meaningful Judaic pieces. All skill levels are welcome.

Cinema Club
Come together a few times a year to enjoy a Sunday afternoon of film viewing and engaging discussions.