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Adult Learning in 2020

The Learning Circle - Classes below have moved online.

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.

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

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


Reading a Psalm (in English)

A new, once a week, online study session to consider a single psalm. Each meeting will be independent of all others.

·       Tuesdays; 2.00 – 2.45pm.

·       The session will be on Zoom and, if you are interested in that week’s psalm, please e-mail Jack Alvarez  to get the log-on information.

  • Tuesday 26 May:  No class - Half Term
  • Tuesday 2 June: Psalm 101
  • Tuesday 9 June: Psalm 124

Siddur Hebrew

Tuesday evenings:  Siddur Hebrew 1  (complete beginners) and Siddur Hebrew 2 (for those who can already read a little). These courses are free to members (£40/non-member/term).

7.45-8.45pm, term time

Email the synagogue office for logon details


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 logon details.


Audacious Jews

A series of lively lectures, with Jonathan Bergwerk on the lives and impact of Audacious Jews. Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm - 9.30pm.

  • Please contact if you would like to join one of these sessions on Zoom.
    Wednesday 20 May no class  
    Wednesday 27 May Benjamin Disraeli 19th century British Prime Minister.
    Wednesday 10 June Louis Jacobs British Jewry’s most prolific and controversial rabbi and its only world class scholar.
    Wednesday 24 June Grace Mendis Nasi Medieval businesswoman and philanthropist, the outstanding Jewess of her day.

Novel Talmud

Thursday mornings 11.15am – 12.45pm.  Meeting each week.   We are studying/ discussing Milton Steinberg's As a Driven Leaf - the gripping tale of renegade talmudic sage Elisha ben Abuyah's struggle to reconcile his faith with the allure of Hellenistic culture.  Led by Rabbi Paul. Contact the synagogue office for details of how to join.

Tue, 26 May 2020 3 Sivan 5780