Adult Education

Our adult education program provides opportunities for adults to learn together on a variety of topics. The adult education committee, in consultation with our clergy, creates a well-rounded program of events in which our adults come together for classes, films and Shabbat scholars. We select a wide array of topics that are introduced through different media enabling us to meet the diverse interests and needs of our congregation and community. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Horwitz. 

Shabbat, Scholar and Supper

Join the congregation as we hear from Shabbat Scholars at our 6:00 pm worship services. Continue learning at the Shabbat dinner following services. All are welcome to attend services; registration and fee required for dinners.

Dinner fee is $25 per member, $36 per non-member due one week prior to event.
Dinner fee received less than seven days prior to the event is $36 per member and $45 per non-member if seats are available.

Film Series

SUNDAY FILM SERIES:
Enjoy snacks and a movie, followed by an interactive discussion moderated by a variety of movie experts, directors and producers.
Free for TSTI Members, $5 per film for Non Members.
While free of charge, we request that you register in advance in order to provide adequate seating and snacks. 

Classes

We request that you register in advance in order to provide adequate seating and snacks.  For more information regarding TSTI Classes, email Tracy Horwitz

  Explore the rich breadth of Jewish literature through the lens of the Jewish short story and the Jewish texts that have inspired them. These are not your kids’ short stories, nor are they the folk tales of the old country. These are stories that bring our ancient traditions and values into the modern world enabling us to confront the things that make us both uncomfortable about our tradition and proud of it. When paired with traditional texts and commentary, they… Learn More

Health and Wellness

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of mindfulness meditation. For more information regarding TSTI's Meditation Program, email Tracy Horwitz

 

TWO TUESDAYS A MONTH AT 2PM  January 21, February 11, 25, March 10, 24, April 14, 28, May 12, 26. June 9, 23 OPENING THE HEART AND MIND MEDITATION  Facilitated by Beth Sandweiss Come learn how to practice different types of meditation, focusing on the breath, loving-kindness, and awareness, in a Jewish context. Class consists of two 20-minute sits, which are framed through the Torah portion of the week or a lifecycle event on the Jewish calendar. To register click HERE . For questions, email Tracy Horwitz … Learn More
TWO TUESDAYS A MONTH AT 2PM  January 21, February 11, 25, March 10, 24, April 14, 28, May 12, 26. June 9, 23 OPENING THE HEART AND MIND MEDITATION  Facilitated by Beth Sandweiss Come learn how to practice different types of meditation, focusing on the breath, loving-kindness, and awareness, in a Jewish context. Class consists of two 20-minute sits, which are framed through the Torah portion of the week or a lifecycle event on the Jewish calendar. To register click HERE . For questions, email Tracy Horwitz … Learn More

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

CONTINUE THE JOURNEY OF JEWISH LEARNING. THESE EXCITING CLASSES WILL HELP YOU EXPLORE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS THROUGH MEANINGFUL LEARNING AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS.

No prerequisite of year one course…

No tests, no grades, no homework…
No Hebrew knowledge required…

WHAT MAKES THE MELTON LEARNING TRANSFORMATIVE?
~ THE TEXTS THEMSELVES

~ THE PLURALISTIC NATURE OF MELTON COURSES HEARING A MULTIPLICITY OF VOICES
~ CONTINUE THE JOURNEY OF JEWISH LEARNING

JEWS IN AMERICA: INSIDERS AND OUTSIDERS
INSTRUCTOR: RABBI COHEN
Covering an expanse of 200 years, this course considers the American Jewish experience from many angles including challenges such as anti-Semitism and acculturation as well as successes in civil society and the ourishing Jewish life.

SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAYS: 10:30AM-12:00PM
September 11, 18, October 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18

JEWISH DENOMINATIONS: ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE OF MODERNITY
INSTRUCTOR: RABBI COHEN
Exploring the historical and ideological development of the major movements of modern Judaism, students look at key topics such as religious expression, gender, assimilation, Israel and post-denominationalism.

SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAYS: 10:30AM-12:00PM
February 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

If registering for both classes in the fall, the fee is $550 for community members, TSTI members $500. If registering for each class separately, fee is $300 per class for community members, TSTI member rate $275.

Please inform the Melton School at the time of registration that you are a TSTI Member. Includes books and supplies.

For more information and to register, please contact Rhonda at rLillianthal@jccmetrowest.org or 973- 530-3519. Checks made payable to JCC MetroWest.

Travel

ADULT TRAVEL
JEWISH MONTREAL
Travel to Montreal with Cantor Moses and Rabbi Jordan Cohen to experience the food, culture and Jewish community of this historical city. The trip will be shared with Temple Anshe Sholom from Hamilton Ontario, the oldest Reform Congregation in Canada.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 -SUNDAY, APRIL 19

Montreal is a city unlike any other. Located on an island between two rivers it has served as a safe haven for Jews since the rst synagogue was built in 1768. Now, with 40 synagogues of varying denominations representing Jews from Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Mizrachi backgrounds, the community of around 100,000 strong is a vibrant part of the French-English speaking Montreal patchwork. The Jewish neighborhood of Montreal is highly reminiscent of the Lower East Side, boasting favorite Jewish delicacies, Montreal bagels (these are NOT New Jersey bagels!), and sky-high famous smoked meat sandwich shops, complete with lots of ambience.

We will also discuss the differences between immigrating to Canada versus the United States and what that has meant for both Jewish communities. We will get to explore the city that inspired Leonard Cohen, the Jewish community that in uenced the Bronfman family, and that served as hometown to William Shatner! Can’t wait to say Bienvenu a Montreal!

As we travel, we have the unprecedented treat of learning with a favorite teacher, Rabbi Jordan Cohen. Rabbi Cohen is both a scholar and a mensch. He has written extensively for Kollel in Toronto and published on My Jewish Learning.com. Rabbi Cohen and Cantor Moses worked together at Cantor Moses’s rst congregation in Hamilton, Canada.

The trip starts and departs from Montreal, Canada. All local transportation will be provided. Some meals are included. Please note that pricing varies depending on the number of participants and if you require a single supplement.

For more information about pricing and itinerary email Tracy Horwitz

Special Programs

Enjoy a special Evening of Jazz. For more information regarding this event, email Tracy Horwitz