Ongoing Opportunities

Adult Mini-Courses offered at Temple Judea

Women in Trouble: The Secret Lives of Biblical Women*
Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
Thursdays, January 24, 31 February 7, 14 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Miriam Klein Kassenoff will teach us about the lesser-known back stories of women of the Torah. Through study, art, and music, Dr. Kassenoff will focus on how these Biblical tales reflect the complexity of our own lives. Dr. Kassenoff is the Director of the Holocaust Studies Summer Teacher Institute at the University of Miami and District Education Specialist for Holocaust Education for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. $54 for Temple Judea Members $72 for Non-Members. Register
*Denotes classes that require a fee for participation

iEngage: A project of the Shalom Hartman Institute
The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People
Rabbi Judith Siegal & Rabbi Daniel Young
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6 | 7:30 PM-9 PM

This course confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public place in the modern State of Israel—a shared common space for a people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national, and geographic. What is the significance of the State of Israel as a Jewish public sphere? How does a people divided along religious, geographic, and ideological lines build a shared society? Begin a conversation on the need to restructure the relationship between the collective and the individual tribes that comprise Israel. Register

Individual Learning Sessions offered at Temple Judea

WTJ Book Club
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Please join us for our upcoming book discussions. You can come once, occasionally, or often, according to your schedule and book interests. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM at Temple Judea. If you aren’t yet on the book group mailing list and would like to be, please contact Judy Siskind at or 305.323.5680. Register

Mussar Supper Club*
Friday, December 21, February 1, March 22, May 24
7:30 PM – 9 PM

In these dinner conversational sessions, we will explore the middot/qualities of soul, as drawn from the Jewish Mussar tradition, that support our ability to serve as pursuers of peace. We will study texts and consider practices that can strengthen our capacities for such middot as empathy, kindness, curiosity, respect, and strength. These abilities can all help us to be sources of peace rather than conflict in our relationships and communities. Register for dinner.
*Denotes classes that require a fee for participation.

Weekly Learning Opportunities

Shabbat Morning Study
Saturdays, 9:45 AM-10:45 AM

After Shabbat minyan, study Torah with your Rabbis and a wonderful adult learning community.

Monday Morning Torah Study
Mondays, 8:15 AM-9:00 AM

Begin your week with a thought provoking, engaging study of the Hebrew Bible using ancient and modern commentary. No prior learning necessary. Register

Friday Talmud Study
Rabbi Peter Knobel
Fridays, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM via Zoom

This ongoing Talmud class is currently studying Avodah Zarah – all you need is a computer (or a phone or tablet). Tractate Avodah Zarah, deals with idolatry and the relationship betweenJews and non-Jews. Interested participants should contact Rabbi Knobel at Register

Yearlong Courses offered at Temple Judea (October-May)

Foundations of Jewish Family Living*
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM

What do you want to teach your child about being Jewish? Foundations of Jewish Family Living is a course for parents that provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. The curriculum brings to life the master stories from our tradition and the profound messages they convey. This rich learning experience provides you with the learning, the language, and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children. No homework. No grades. Know Judaism. Register

Purposes of Jewish Living*
Sundays, 10:30-11:30am Beginning October 7

Temple Judea is thrilled to partner with CAJE-Miami and bring the renowned Melton program to Sunday mornings. The core Melton program contains four courses, and this year we are offering Purposes of Jewish Living. Probe Judaism’s essential, animating concepts and ideas as they unfold in the Bible, the Talmud and other sacred texts up through contemporary times.contemporary times. Register

Hebrew 101: Hebrew From Scratch*
Sundays, 10:30-11:30AM Beginning on October 28

Begin your journey to reading Hebrew on Sunday mornings! We will learn the letters of the Hebrew alphabet and build your reading skills to include the Hebrew vowels, words, and prayers in a fun and supportive environment. No experience needed. This class should be taken by anyone considering becoming an adult b’nai mitzvah. Register
*Denotes classes that require a fee for participation