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Adult Learning in 2022

The Learning Circle

We are pleased to offer a range of Adult Learning opportunities that make studying enjoyable and engaging.  We offer a variety of day and evening classes, so that you should be able to find something that appeals to you and takes you a step further on your journey of Jewish learning.  Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced student, you will be made to feel very welcome by the friendliness of our teachers, presenters and facilitators. We are happy to take suggestions for our programme, so do please get in touch via the synagogue office.

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

Siddur Hebrew

Please contact the synagogue office for details of current classes.

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. Contact the synagogue office for details.

Topics and texts from the Tanakh

This will consist of a number of discussions, led by Jack Alvarez, conducted via Zoom, on Tuesday afternoons for about 50 – 60 minutes from 2.30pm and in-person and Zoom on Saturday mornings at 9.15am.  Discussions will be in English with only the occasional reference to anything in Hebrew and participants will find it handy to have the JPS Tanakh or a Chumash to which to refer. Everyone is welcome on either a regular or sporadic basis. See session detail on our calendar.

Audacious Jews

A series of lively lectures, with Jonathan Bergwerk on the lives and impact of Audacious Jews. These sessions usually take place on a Wednesday evening during term-time. 

Recent lives discussed have  ranged from Houdini and Stan Lee to Isaac Bashevis Singer and Elie Wiesel to numerous biblical characters. 

See our calendar for details of current sessions.

Novel Talmud

Thursday mornings 11.15am – 12.45pm.  Meeting each week.  Lively, interactive, wide-ranging, friendly discussion based around Talmud texts in Maggie Anton's novel Rav Hisda’s Daughter (Book 1) and a cup of tea/coffee. Suitable for all, whatever your previous knowledge or experience. Led by Rabbi Paul.

Thu, 11 August 2022 14 Av 5782