Temple Emanuel – Grand Rapids

Adult Education

Judaism 101 taught by Rabbi Schadick
This six month course is a broad overview of Judaism for anyone interested in exploring Judaism. Students will learn about Jewish culture, holidays, Hebrew words, prayers, and everything else you’d ever need to know! This class has historically included Jewish students, those who are partnered with or married to a Jewish person, those who are exploring Judaism with a curiosity toward conversion, and people from other faith traditions who are simply curious about what Judaism is.

Torah Study with Rabbi Schadick
This weekly class is an exploration of this weeks Torah portion. Students will explore the story and the themes behind this weeks Torah portion. What can we learn from this weeks Torah portion and adapt it to our modern life? Different commentaries will be explored and discussion and participation is widely encouraged.

Elul: Eat, Learn, Understand, Listen
During the month of Elul, Jews take time to take stock of their spiritual health by looking at the past year and embarking on setting an intention to have a healthy next one. Elul begins our journey toward the High Holy Days. The Rabbi and Cantor are offering a wonderful opportunity to eat together, reflect and study during this month. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, from August 30 to September 22, bring a bag lunch and join us in the Titche Family Multi-Purpose Room. Our clergy team will teach, offer participants a chance to share, and together take the time to prepare for the coming Days of Awe. Participants are encouraged to purchase Jeff Bernhardt’s book, “For Every Season: An Introspective Guide to Renewing Ourselves During the High Holidays and Throughout the Jewish Year.” This will be the source every discussion will be based upon. It is available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3Blb6ZD Contact Cathy to register at cathy@grtemple.org.

Shabbat Morning Study
Join the Rabbi for three special Shabbat morning study sessions in preparation for the High Holy Days. Using the Hadar Institute’s 5783 Holiday Reader, “Anu Kehalekha:Community and Relationship” as our guide, participants will engage with articles from the text, reflect on the year ahead, and learn from each other. This class meets at 10:00 AM on September 10, 17, and 24 in the Titche Family Multi-Purpose Room. Come once or to any number of the classes. All materials provided.