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The Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel of Boston is a hub for intellectual discovery, cultural exploration, and personal revelation for the Greater Boston Jewish community. Whether you are learning about Judaism for the first time, embarking on a new stage in your Jewish life, or a life-long learner looking to connect with local scholars, there is something for you. Join through a wide variety of classes, community events, and travel. Everyone is welcome here.

Classes

Learn and connect in small, multi-session classes facilitated by experienced educators and field experts. Open to all, our classes are designed to be accessible at any stage of your Jewish learning. We offer both short-term and ongoing classes, with weekday, evening, and weekend options available.


Classes cover a broad range of topics, based on 6 categories of learning:

  • History
  • Justice, Politics, and Contemporary Issues
  • Bible, Rabbinics, and Philosophy
  • Arts and Culture
  • Spirituality
  • Jewish Living

Classes Starting Soon


Learn to Read Hebrew: Preparing for the High Holy Days through the Machzor

Date

September 07, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for this 4-part online Hebrew class as we build and practice Hebrew reading skills while exploring…

High Holy Days 101

Date

September 08, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

The High Holy Days can be a time of incredible spiritual growth and deep personal introspection. Yet, for…

Realistic Utopias: What’s the Best Future We Can Hope For?

Date

October 23, 2022

Time

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Are we fated to live in a dysfunctional, unstable, and violent world, or is a better future possible?…

Introduction to Judaism: Fall 2022

Date

October 27, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session online course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a…

The Book of Genesis in Early Hasidic Thought with Rabbi Or Rose

Date

October 25, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Book of Genesis in Early Hasidic Thought: The Torah Commentary of Rabbi Moses Haim Efraim of Sudlikov (1748-1800)…

The Wisdom of Action: A Study of the Book of Proverbs with Rabbi Elaine Zecher

Date

November 03, 2022

Time

9:00am - 10:00am

How can we access wisdom? To the ancients, texts revealed, explained, and elucidated how one gains wisdom. We…

The TI Yeshiva: Learn to Read the Talmud with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Date

November 01, 2022

Time

8:00am - 9:00am

Debate with the rabbis and consider new perspectives on aspects of Jewish law with the Babylonian Talmud in…

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Realistic Utopias: What’s the Best Future We Can Hope For?

Date

October 23, 2022

Time

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Are we fated to live in a dysfunctional, unstable, and violent world, or is a better future possible?…

The TI Yeshiva: Learn to Read the Talmud with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Date

October 25, 2022

Time

8:00am - 9:00am

Debate with the rabbis and consider new perspectives on aspects of Jewish law with the Babylonian Talmud in…

The Book of Genesis in Early Hasidic Thought with Rabbi Or Rose

Date

October 25, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Book of Genesis in Early Hasidic Thought: The Torah Commentary of Rabbi Moses Haim Efraim of Sudlikov (1748-1800)…

Introduction to Judaism: Fall 2022

Date

October 27, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session online course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a…

Realistic Utopias: What’s the Best Future We Can Hope For?

Date

October 30, 2022

Time

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Are we fated to live in a dysfunctional, unstable, and violent world, or is a better future possible?…

The TI Yeshiva: Learn to Read the Talmud with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Date

November 01, 2022

Time

8:00am - 9:00am

Debate with the rabbis and consider new perspectives on aspects of Jewish law with the Babylonian Talmud in…

The Book of Genesis in Early Hasidic Thought with Rabbi Or Rose

Date

November 01, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Book of Genesis in Early Hasidic Thought: The Torah Commentary of Rabbi Moses Haim Efraim of Sudlikov (1748-1800)…

Exodus in the Original: Fall 2022

Date

November 02, 2022

Time

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Want to deepen your Torah learning? Join educator Lara Haft as we study the Book of Exodus in…

The Wisdom of Action: A Study of the Book of Proverbs with Rabbi Elaine Zecher

Date

November 03, 2022

Time

9:00am - 10:00am

How can we access wisdom? To the ancients, texts revealed, explained, and elucidated how one gains wisdom. We…

Introduction to Judaism: Fall 2022

Date

November 03, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session online course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a…

Community Events

Gather together to hear from renowned authors, activists, artists, clergy, and more as they share their stories, ask big questions, and guide us to find deeper meaning, understand our shared history, and incubate ideas for a new generation. All community events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Community Events


Be the Change: A Conversation about Art and Activism

Date

October 20, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Be the Change is a 2022-2023 art and activism initiative hosted by the Jewish Arts Collaborative that is inspired…

Travel

Explore new places and build relationships through meaningful travel experiences, both near and far. Our education-focused trips are led by Temple Israel clergy and local experts, providing historical and cultural context as we connect with the broader Jewish world.

Upcoming Trips


Spark: Travel to Israel with TI

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Time

Temple Israel of Boston is thrilled to be partnering with CJP to join Spark — a Boston Jewish community-wide journey celebrating…

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Is your organization interested in partnering on an event?  Do you have an idea for a new class? Are you a new learner, unsure where to start? Email Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org to learn more.