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 in which our adults come together for classes, films and Shabbat scholars. The goal of the committee is to select a wide array of topics that are introduced through different media thus enabling us to meet the diverse interests and needs of the congregation and community. 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

Enjoy snacks and a movie, followed by an interactive discussion moderated by a variety of movie experts, directors and producers. 

Free for 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

While free of charge, we request that you register in advance in order to provide adequate seating and snacks.

For more information regarding TSTI Classes, email thorwitz@tstinj.org

Health and Wellness

Mindfulness Meditation and Chant Group
Facilitated by Beth Sandweiss

Experience Hebrew chant and mindfulness meditation using simple melodies, breath and awareness exercises that relax the mind, open the heart and bring our attention to the present moment. The beginning of each session is guided, and no meditation or chanting experience is necessary.

Jun 28

Mindfulness Meditation and Chant Group

Beth Sandweiss

11:00am

Mindfulness Meditation and Chant GroupFacilitated by Beth Sandweiss Experience Hebrew chant and mindfulness meditation using simple melodies, breath and awareness exercises that relax the mind, open the heart and bring our attention to the present moment. The beginning of each session is guided, and no meditation or chanting experience is necessary.… Learn More

Israel Programs

Israel Programs at TSTI
Co-sponsored with the Israel Involvement Committee

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Community Shaliach, Michael Levi, will explore Israeli culture and its diversity through food, speakers, short films, and music. The program will discuss the evolution of the Israeli identity, similarities and differences between Israel and the USA, Israeli politics and the influence of Israel’s neighboring countries.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

TSTI is thrilled to host two new courses sponsored by
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Whether you are a life-long learner looking to deepen your knowledge, or you feel like you are starting from scratch, these exciting year-long courses will help you explore the answers to your questions through meaningful learning and community connections.

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

"A Taste of Melton"
Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00pm
Please join Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Max Weisenfeld for a brief overview of the exciting MeltonSchool program. Learn about the specific curriculum and how it is relevant to you.  Coffee and dessert will be served. RSVP requested, email thorwitz@tstinj.org

COURSE 1:
MELTON "CORE CURRICULUM": THE PURPOSES AND RHYTHMS OF JEWISH LIVING
The Melton School "Core Curriculum" provides adults with a comprehensive understanding of Jewish thought, practice and history. This experience gives adults a framework to integrate past and future learning while challenging participants to find their voice amidst our diverse tradition.

The course is comprised of two sub-courses:
The PURPOSES of Jewish Living: Why do Jews believe as they do? What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions? This course explores both ancient and modern responses to many of the major issues of Jewish thought and theology.

The RHYTHMS of Jewish Living: What does it mean to live Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs, and practices are involved? This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances, and Jewish practice.

Schedule:
Wednesdays: 10:00am-12:00pm
October 18, 2017 through May 30, 2017
Except November 22, December 27, February 21 and April 11
Instructors: Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Max Weisenfeld
Fee $675 for community members, TSTI member rate $500. Please inform the Melton School at Time of Registration that you are a TSTI Member. Includes books and supplies.

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

COURSE 2:
FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH FAMILY LIVING: VALUES FOR JEWISH PARENTS TO SHARE WITH THEIR CHILDREN
Foundations of Jewish Family Living is a curriculum for parents that provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. This class brings to life the master stories from our tradition and the profound messages they convey.

Participants will be able to bring the Jewish conversations home to share with their young children. This experience provides parents with the learning, the language, and the confidence to be a teacher to their own children.

Schedule: Sundays, once per month
September 17, October 29, November 19, December 17, January 28,
February 11, March 4, April 22, May 20, June 10
Instructor: Rabbi Alexandra Klein
Fee $180 for community, $100 TSTI member rate. Please inform the Melton School at Time of Registration that you are a TSTI Member. Includes books and supplies.

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