Lifelong Learning at Temple Israel of Greater Miami

Jewish study is a lifelong process–the more you know, the more you realize you have yet to learn. Explore Jewish history, thought and ethics, and you’re bound to be intrigued by concepts and insights that lead you farther down the path to discovery. Along the way, gain a deeper understanding of your personal spiritual connection, as well as an appreciation for Judaism’s wisdom about the human condition. Temple Israel offers a variety of entry points along the path of lifelong Jewish learning, including the following.

Beginning Hebrew

  • Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
  • Dates: September 10, 2019- December 17, 2019
  • Miriam Olson Boardroom - $36 per semester
Do you know the difference between an alef and bet? Is your Hebrew a little rusty? Do you want to be able to read Hebrew and learn as your child is learning? Well, this class is for you! We will go over every letter and vowel, learn the correct pronunciations, and will learn vocabulary words as we go along. Register online.

Torah Trope Class

  • Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Dates: November 5, 2019–December 17, 2019
  • Chapel - $36 per semester
Register online.

Intermediate Hebrew

  • Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Begns September 10, 7: 00 p.m.
Now that you know your alefs from your bet, what's next Come to this class and find out! We will be putting into use what you learned in the previous class, by starting to read and chant our Shabbat prayers, and, learning easy conversational Hebrew words.

Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

  • Tuesdays
  • September 10-May 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Rabbi's Office - $180 per semester
  • Never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Here’s your chance! Adult B’nei Mitzvah Ceremony: May 30, 2020 Register for the class online.
  • Boot Camps to Prepare for the Holidays
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Various locations (see below)
  • “Boot Camps” are intensive workshops that will explore the liturgy, customs, music and foods surrounding various holidays and festivals. No previous knowledge is necessary. Come learn and enjoy!

    Sukkot/Simchat Torah
    October 14 • 7-8:30 p.m.
    In the Sukkah and Wolfson

    Chanukah Boot Camp
    December 16 • 7-8:30 p.m.
    In Wolfson Auditorium

    Passover Boot Camp
    March 30 • 7-8:30 p.m.
    In Wolfson Auditorium

Study Around Joseph’s Table

  • Saturdays
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Join TI members and friends on Shabbat morning for a soulful and thought-provoking discussion Around Joseph’s Table. Using the weekly Torah portion as an entry point into the wellspring of Jewish wisdom, the discussion revolves around texts and teachings from our tradition’s spiritual masters, including contemporary insights from our life experiences. Our friend and mentor Joseph Grosbard is no longer with us, but his presence remains around the table.