Lifelong Learning for Adult 

Shir Tikvah will be a welcoming, sacred Jewish community of learners of every age, ability, perspective, and background. Learners will engage in holy conversations about Torah, concepts of God, Judaism, Israel, and relevant issues of today's world in all their exhilarating, challenging, and profound forms. We will encounter innovative and flexible learning models in rhythm with Jewish holidays, life cycle events, and Shabbat. Our learning will cultivate Jewish identity, build community and inspire us to live in harmony with our Jewish ethics. (Vision for Lifelong Learning at Shir Tikvah)

Ongoing & Free Learning Activities:

Morning Minyan Every Thursday at 7:45 am
Start your Thursdays with a rich and meaningful weekday service. Learn about and go deeper into prayer. 

Torah Study: An Exodus Journey Second Wednesdays 12:15-1:30pm

Torah Study

Weds., Feb. 12 and Weds., March 12.  

Word by word, phrase by phrase, each month we explore approximately 12-14 verses of Torah. Join us as we journey through the book of Exodus.To be added to the email reminder list contact Gayle. All are welcome to participate.

Torah Alchemy 2nd & 4th Friday evenings at 7:00 pm (This group meets before services.)
Study Torah, practice some Hebrew, and get into that Shabbat feeling.
The format includes some chanting and/or reading from the weekly parsha, and how it connects with us personally and in our contemporary culture. Reading, discussing and discovering pieces of wisdom with other curious participants. For adults and teens.Please read the Parsha before Friday evening. For more information, please call Marian or Rich 952.884.3282.

Book Club is busy planning the next meeting. Details to follow.For additional questions or to RSVP, please contact Talia.

Spring 2014 Classes

Meditation for Lovingkindness
Taught by Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Thursday, May 8, 15, 22 & 29
7-8:45pm   Cost: $50

Come learn and experience  the transformative Buddhist practice of metta (lovingkindness) meditation from a Jewish perspective. Rabbi Amy Eilberg, a meditator for nearly 25 years, is one of a growing number of rabbis incorporating this practice into Jewish prayer and meditation. Bring more lovingkindness into your life, your relationships, and your community.

Adult B’nei Mitzvah Seminar

Mondays January 6 - June 9

6:30 - 8:00pm Cost: B’nei Mitzvah fee
Taught by Rabbi Michael Latz

For 2014 Adult B’nei Mitzvah cohort members

ShavuotAn Evening of Learning

Tuesday, June 3, 7-9pm

An evening watching and discussing the 2011 film “The Flat.” 

As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.

Explore the limits of friendship, the power of memory and the possibility of forgiveness. 

Per Shavuot tradition, cheesecake will be served.

See the Trailer

Adult B'nei Mitzvah Interested in becoming a part of our next Adult B'nei Mitzvah program? While the Summer 2014 group is already meeting, we anticipate another group beginning next year. Click here for more information! 

Pre-registration and pre-payment for classes are essential to ensure that a class runs.

To register for any of the classes, please email Sara Lahyani with the following information:
1. Name of class(es) above you would like to sign up for
2. Names of participant(s)
3. Payment method (via check or Razoo)

Scholarships are available - no student will be turned away. For more information, please contact the office at 612.822.1440.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Rabbi Melissa B. Simon, Director of Lifelong Learning.  Scholarships are available, no student will be turned away.

Petach Libi: Opening our Hearts to Prayer

Third Saturday of the month through April: 9:30–10:20 a.m.

Taught by Rabbi Michael Latz

Explore the siddur using text, commentary and modern insights. Stay for the service or just stop by to study!

For members of the Adult B'nei Mitzvah cohort, parents of 6th graders and Nesiya participants and anyone else who wants to participate.


Upcoming Adult Education Events and Classes

05 May 2014 6:45 PM • U Garden, 2725 University Ave SE, MPLS
09 May 2014 6:30 PM • Shir Tikvah
14 May 2014 12:15 PM • Shir Tikvah
17 May 2014 9:30 AM • Sanctuary, Shir Tikvah
11 Jun 2014 12:15 PM • Shir Tikvah
13 Jun 2014 6:30 PM • Shir Tikvah


1360 West Minnehaha Parkway  - Minneapolis, MN 55419-1199
Shir Tikvah Telephone: (612)822-1440
Office Email:
Office hours:  Monday through Thursday 9 to 5  & Friday 9 to 3
       Parking is available at Burroughs School - enter on 50th

In case of Life Cycle Emergency Call: (612)787-7447


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