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Adult Learning

The Learning Circle

At Radlett Reform we are pleased to offer a range of Adult Learning opportunities that make studying enjoyable and useful.  We offer day and evening classes at a variety of levels, so that you should be able to find something that suits your level of expertise.  Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced studier, you will be made to feel very welcome by the friendliness of our tutors. We are happy to take suggestions for our programme, so do please get in touch via the synagogue office.

Free for Radlett Reform Synagogue members except where stated.  £40.00 per course per term for non-members.

Term Dates: 10th January to 25th April.  Please check individual class details for any changes to the above information.

Some classes require advance booking, please book online  or contact the synagogue office by calling 01923 856110 or by email:


Siddur Hebrew

Tuesday evenings:  Siddur Hebrew 1  (complete beginners),  Siddur Hebrew 2 (for those who can already read a little) and Siddur Hebrew 3 (for anyone interested in a gentle introduction to Hebrew grammar) from 7.45 – 8.45 pm.  These courses are free to members (£40/non-member/term).



Tuesday evenings with Rabbi Paul Freedman 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Learn some more kosher chords and heimische harmonies. For anyone with a guitar who knows a few chords.


Understanding Judaism

A relaxed class covering festivals, lifecycle events, home observances and history.  Ideal for anyone wanting to learn or update their understanding of day to day Judaism or looking to convert.   This course runs on a Tuesday evening from 9.00 – 10.00 pm. Please discuss cost with Rabbi Paul Freedman.


Jews with Views

An informal weekly discussion, over a cup of coffee, with Rabbi Paul Freedman covering topical news from a Jewish point of view.

Wednesday mornings from 10.00am – 11.00am.


Lives, Ideas and Influences of Audacious Jews

This popular course, led by Jonathan Bergwerk, runs on Wednesday evenings at 19:45 – 21:30 and will look at the lives of six influential Jews focussing on modern characters. We will look at what they did, what they believed in and their contribution to Judaism. The sessions are standalone and you do not need any prior knowledge. You will get comprehensive notes plus a lively debate and even a break for coffee. These courses are free to members (£40/non-member/term)

  • 18 January – Rashi
  • 1 February – Karl Marx
  • 15 February – The Rothschild Family
  • 1 March – Albert Einstein
  • 15 March – Martin Buber
  • 29 March – Louis Jacobs

Please book your session/s here.


Learn to Leyn

Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm.  For anyone who would like to learn the musical cantillation notes and how to chant from Torah or join in with the siddur prayers.  A brilliant opportunity for anyone wishing to help their son/daughter with their bar/bat mitzvah preparation or simply learn for yourself.  Very relaxed – All welcome.  Please book in advance through the office.


Novel Talmud

Thursday mornings 11.15am – 12.45pm.  Meeting each week, we will be studying texts from the novel by Maggie Anton, ‘Rashi’s Daughters Book 3 : Rachel’.  Suitable for all.  Led by Rabbi Paul.


He-Brews – improve your Hebrew & Service knowledge.

Improve your Hebrew and Service knowledge with Jack Alvarez.

On the 2nd Shabbat morning of the month, until and including June, at 9.20am. We will be working on “decoding” the Hebrew text, using “Aleph isn’t Tough”; a few loan copies are available. Adult members only.

on the 4th Shabbat morning of the month until and including June, at 9.20am. We will study Service structure and the interpretation of various prayers, working entirely from the Siddur. Please register or if you have any queries email here.

Mon, 20 November 2017 2 Kislev 5778