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Clergy Classes

Our Temple Israel clergy take great pride in bringing our adults stimulating and relevant Torah study.  You could ask for no better teachers than Senior Rabbi Murray Ezring, and Associate Rabbi Tracy Klirs.  Their classes are thought provoking and soul stirring, bringing you astute Torah discussion, a time for spiritual reflection, ancient history lessons, current events, wisdom and wit.

Classes are free to all Temple Israel Members.  The only supplies needed: questions and an open mind.

From September through May, be on the lookout for these classes and study groups:


Tuesdays with Torah • Tuesdays, 9:30am • Led by Rabbi Tracy Klirs. Join us on Tuesdays for a lively discussion on the weekly parsha (reading from the Torah portion). Topics have included: managing in crisis mode, wearing “holy clothes,” preventing a dark outlook, entering in a relationship with God, visiting the sick, and having a hard heart. Join us for more great conversations to come.

Torah Sparks • Wednesdays, 12:30pm • Led by Rabbi Murray Ezring. Join us on as we study the “Pirkei Avot,” The Ethics of our Ancestors as a guide. We will explore the wellspring of ethics and morality from the beginning of Rabbinic Judaism to today. Our study will include such issues as: “The Value of a Smile,” “How Honest Must We Be?” “What Age is the Best Age To Be?” and “The Best Way To Discover God.”

Java N’ Jeans • Saturdays, 10:00am • Led by Rabbi Tracy Klirs.  Do you have questions about Jewish prayer that you have never been able to ask? Are you seeking a deeper meaning behind the prayers? Join us for Java N’ Jeans, where you can learn about prayer, capped off with lively Torah study discussion over coffee while wearing your favorite pair of jeans.

Cantor Elias Roochvarg periodically teaches classes on synagogue skills.  His courses will put you at ease during services, building your knowledge of Judaism and refreshing and deepening your understanding of Hebrew.  Often the Cantor’s courses highlight interesting subjects related to music and Judaica as well.

All adult classes are well-attended, so we know you will want to get the class schedule on your calendar as soon as possible.

Mon, July 16 2018 4 Av 5778