Adult Education

Temple Sinai’s commitment to fostering a community of learners gets brought to life through diverse Adult Education programming.

Our Adult Education Committee works throughout the year to plan programs to educate and stimulate minds and spirits. From Hebrew Study classes offered for beginners through more advanced students, to the biannual Scholar-in-Residence program, fall and spring semester classes, and guest speaker programs there are many ways for adults to engage in rich learning experiences together with our clergy, teachers and guest speakers.

Upcoming Events

  • Torah Study with Noga Brenner Samia
    Saturday, June 1 at 9am
    We are pleased to welcome guest teacher Noga Brenner Samia to Torah Study. Noga is the Deputy Director of BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change. She will teach, bringing a taste of BINA’s secular Beit Midrash to Torah Study and she will discuss the work that BINA does in the realm of Jewish pluralism and social activism in Israel.
     
    All are welcome.
     
  • Monday, June 10 at 12:45pm
    There’s Nothing Like a Dame: A Musical Celebration of the great Women of Broadway with Cantor Laura Croen

    Everyone is welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Cookies, fruit, coffee and tea are provided. A contribution of $3 per person is requested to cover basic costs.

    Please let us know if you will attend, and bring a friend. If you need a ride, call the temple office at 202-363-6394. For reservations, contact Ron and Libby Merrill at (301) 365-0894 or rnlmerrill@msn.com with your name and the names of people attending with you by Friday, June 7.

  • Primary text: Isadore Twersky, A Maimonides Reader

    Maimonides is considered one of the greatest Jewish teachers, philosophers and legal minds ever. There are two components (at least) to the work of Maimonides: his clear enumeration and description of the mitzvot and his deeper philosophical writings. We will explore both using a selection of material from his writings.

    Class will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 10 to 11:30 AM. This class is led by Rabbi Roos and sponsored by the TSWRJ.

  • A wonderful educational opportunity awaits all who attend weekly Torah Study on Saturday mornings, beginning at 9:15 AM. The classes, led by our clergy, focus on the Torah reading for the week. 

  • The Jews of Baltimore
    Tuesday, June 11 | 9:15am-4:30pm

    Join Temple Sinai for a visit to the Jewish Museum of Maryland. We will enjoy a docent-led tour of their two historic synagogues, the Lloyd Street Synagogues and B’nai Israel, followed by a visit to the exhibit called “Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore.” Participants will be provided with a box lunch from historic Attman’s Deli. In the afternoon, we will hear from Deborah Weiner, author of “On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore,” about the unique history of the Baltimore Jewish community. There will also be some free time to explore the other exhibits at the museum. Join us for this day of learning and a taste of Jewish Baltimore.