Adult Education

Temple Emanuel offers numerous educational programs and often teams with other Grand Rapids' Jewish organizations to bring noted authors, philosophers, theologians, historians and consultants to enrich the learning opportunities of the West Michigan Jewish community. Check our calendar for details.

Adult educational programs include discussions and seminars developed by both Rabbi Schadick and Dr. Lewis, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel members with particular expertise and faculty from nearby universities also develop programs. 

Our "Sunday School for Adults" meets every Sunday that our Religious School is in session. Topics vary broadly from Jewish culture and history, to ethics and items of community interest. As with all important Jewish events, food is involved. Meet for breakfast at 10:00 AM and stay for our program at 10:30. 

Temple offers:
  • Shabbat morning Torah study
  • Seasonal, holiday and themed study programs
  • Adult Hebrew classes
  • Adult bar and bat mitzvah classes
  • Book discussion groups
  • Political guest speakers
  • Creative writing seminar

Temple Emanuel also offers:

  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Conversion classes
  • Special holiday celebration classes
  • How to prepare a Passover seder