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Adult Mini-Courses offered at Temple Judea

I Say a Little Prayer
Rabbi Jonathan Fisch

Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 29 | 7:30 PM-9 PM

Do you pray? Do you refuse to pray? Do you believe in God and find prayer stuffy? Have you ever prayed in unlikely places? Prayer happens all of the time. But why do we pray? Let’s explore prayer and dive into the history and purpose of prayer. Join Rabbi Fisch for a 4-part class on why prayer is an important part of Judaism. 


Living and Leaving Your Legacy®
A Reflection of a Lifetime*
Merle Saferstein

Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13 | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM 

Many of us have asked ourselves these questions: What life lessons have I learned? What do I want to pass along? What gives my life meaning? Together we will explore the answers to these questions and many more. By the end of this interactive class, participants will be on their way to recording their priceless legacy.
*Denotes classes that require a fee for participation


Holocaust: The Survivors, the Heroes and the Resistance
Rabbi Judith Siegal

Mondays, November 19, 26 December 3, 10 | 7:30 PM-9 PM

Learn and be inspired by the stories of the Survivors, Heroes and those who participated in the Resistance during the darkest time of our history, the Shoah. We will look at particular people’s stories and how they played a role in the greater historical events. Through film, original documents and stories, we will explore some of the most uplifting reminders of how our people survived.


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. 
*Denotes classes that require a fee for participation


The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People 
iEngage: A project of the Shalom Hartman Institute
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.


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.


Mussar Supper Club*

Friday, November 9, 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.


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


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.

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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.


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.

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Conversational Hebrew* 

Fridays 10:00-11:00 Beginner, 11:15-12:45 Intermediate Beginning October 5

Hagit Simkovich

Interested in speaking Hebrew? Temple Judea offers two different opportunities – a beginner class for adult students who are new to conversational Hebrew and an intermediate class for those students who already have a solid foundation. 

 *Denotes classes that require a fee for participation

Upcoming Events

Erev Sukkot
09.23.2018 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MENsch Sukkah Building
09.23.2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sukkah Skip
Sukkot I

Ten Minutes of Torah