“It took God only six days to create Heaven and Earth, but it took forty days and forty nights to reveal the Torah.”
(Exodus Rabbah 47:5)
Learning is extremely important to the Jewish people. Rabbi Ben Bagbag teaches us to “Turn it and turn it…for everything is in it,” in reference to learning Torah (Pirkei Avot). The Talmud teaches that “a person who studies alone is no match for one who studies with a teacher” (Ketubbot 111a). From our liturgy we know that “[Torah] is a tree of life for those who hold it fast, and all who cling to it find happiness” (Proverbs 3:18).
There are countless references to the value of Jewish learning in our Jewish texts. At Temple Sinai, our commitment to Jewish education is clear in our fabulous Religious School and Day School. We continue to teach our youth through our SNFTY program. But what about adults?
Here at Temple Sinai, there are many wonderful opportunities to study together, learning topics Jewish and secular, traditional and modern. All are welcome to our lifelong learning programs. The more minds there are around the table, the more exciting our learning experiences are.
If you would like to know anything about our Lifelong Learning program, or if you would like to offer an idea—something you are interested in learning—feel free to contact Rabbi Litwak.
תלמוד (Talmud) Study: On the first and third Thursday of every month from 8:30 to 9:15 AM, we meet in Rabbi Litwak’s study to learn Talmud together. We are currently looking at masechet Pirkei Avot. If you want to know what Pirkei Avot is or what masechet means, join us on the first or third Thursday of the month!
Torah Study 101
A study of the Torah through מִדרָשׁ (Midrash) covering the Torah through selected stories. We are currently studying the book of Genesis, and at our current pace we expect to be finished with our first Torah cycle in 2014.
We meet every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.
Florence Melton Adult Education
|Temple Sinai is a proud co-sponsor and partner with CAJE (Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education) & THE FLORENCE MELTON ADULT-MINI SCHOOL