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Adult Learning

Community offers us the opportunity to learn together. Havurah's adult learning opportunities are available to all members free of charge, though a materials fee may apply. See our online calendar for details. Non-members are welcome, though tuition and materials fees may apply.

Adult Learning in 2017-18

Please check  our online calendar for updates and register.

Ambiguity & the Multiple Narratives of Torah

The Hebrew Bible is rich with ambiguity. While we carry many assumptions about its points of view, the Torah is in fact multilayered and nuanced. Through close readings of particular Biblical narratives, including those of Abraham, Hagar, Jacob, and David, and with the aid of ancient and contemporary responses, we will re-read the literature that is Torah, exploring its artistry and reflecting on the ways in which it expresses and comments upon the nature of humanity. Taught by Rabbi Benjamin. Six Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, starting Oct. 18

Energy Efficiency in Times of Darkness

This class will offer reflection, encouragement, and renewal as we celebrate the second night of Chanukah. Please join us in community as we acknowledge challenges, tap into cultural sources that offer perspective, and find ways to mend, rededicate, and move forward. Tikkun olam comes in a variety of sizes, from the very personal to the global. Bring on the light! Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm


Taught by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, these Hebrew classes are for adults, both those who are enrolled in our two-year Adult B'nai Mitzvah program and others who are interested in learning Hebrew. Wednesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Our Adult B'nai Mitzvah class topics will be posted on our online calendar, and will be taught by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner. Wednesdays, Feb. 14 & 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm


Deborah Eisenbach-Budner will teach these classes on prayer for Adult B'nai Mitzvah students and others who are interested. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 22, 29; from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation

We will gather on Tuesdays, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, to find some moments of quiet. We’ll start with a brief teaching or song, then sit and walk together in silence. This is for folks with experience in meditation and those with curiosity but no experience.

Book Discussion Group

This group discusses both fiction and non-fiction by Jewish authors. We are interested in reading a variety of genres encompassing both historic and contemporary themes and spanning national and international settings. We meet at Havurah from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Avid readers whose diverse interests can enhance our discussions are welcome. Please join us for lively and informative conversations – and snacks, of course. Check our online calendar for additional dates and themes.

Sat, July 21 2018 9 Av 5778