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- 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.

Petach libi: Second Shabbat morning of the month, 9:30-10:30 AM. Open your Heart to the Power of Jewish Prayer: Join Rabbi Latz as we dive deeper into Jewish prayer. This ongoing monthly project seeks to open up our Siddur and make Jewish spirituality more accessible to all. 

Ten Minutes of Torah
We are delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring Jewish study right to your inbox. Five days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email providing opportunities to study a commentary on the week’s Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.Sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

Next Book Club: For additional questions or to RSVP, please contact Talia.

Trees of Life: Introduction to Jewish Mysticism - Encounter holiness and the sacred through the eyes of our ancient mystics. We will explore the world of kabbalah through seven different “trees”: The 10 sefirot (emanations), dugamot (sacred role models), devekut (connection with the divine), t’fillah (prayer), lech lecha (sacred journeys), b’reishit, (mystical creation stories) and yichud (unity).   Price $140 - Saturdays 9-10:30 am, Oct: 18,25 Nov:1,15,22 Dec:6,20  Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein

Aleph to Tav: Beginning Hebrew for Adult Learners - Learn the basics of the Hebrew language in a course for adult learners who primarily want to use Hebrew in a synagogue or ritual setting.  We will learn to read the alphabet, learn key words and phrases and work to develop a higher level of comfort in Hebrew. Price $300 (Minimum 10 students needed for the class to be held) Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, October 22 - January 28. 

Beyond Borders: History of The Arab-Israeli Conflict - This Florence Melton School for Adult Learning Scholars course, taught in conjunction with the St. Paul Talmud Torah, provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview. Course material encourages discussion and debate reflected through a variety of primary sources.   Price TBD - Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm January 5-April 6 2015.  Instructor TBD. Registration details to follow, not yet available.


You Shall Let it Rest and Lie Fallow: The Shmita Year - 5775 is a shmita year, the seventh year during which the Torah commands us to let our land have a "shabbat shabbaton", a "complete rest.”  Our bounty becomes hefker, ownerless, and all debts are forgiven.  What do we do with this mysterious ancient tradition?  Come find out!  We will engage with text scholars, organic farmers, local food activists, economic justice leaders and other teachers who will open up this tradition for our community and help to frame our values through this important lens. Price TBD - April 13 & 20 | May 4th & 11th 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm. 

Adult Education Events and Classes - Click on event to Register

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. Check back here for more information in the next few weeks. Pre-registration and pre-payment for classes are essential to ensure that a class runs.To register for any of the classes: please click on the title of the class.

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

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