Adult Learning


Never stop learning, because life never stops.”  unknown

At Temple Israel, there are many opportunities to challenge and nourish the brain, mind and soul.  Our Adult Learning offers a vast number of workshops, classes, cultural trips, events, movies, plays, speakers, and book discussions for no charge or a nominal cost to our members.  Come and learn with us


Thanks once again to all the wonderful people who have helped to provide us with so many fine programs on Zoom!
Kudos to the Judy’s, Lee, Pessah and Scher , along with Barbara Fried and Dennis Guttsman for their programs to bring us comfort during the Pandemic; to Bryn Biren and Terry Baver and the Avis Foundation for Karen O’Donnell’s enlightening CELLPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY course, and Scott Kalmikoff’s program on GENEALOGY, helping us to find our Roots.




BOOK CLUBS – we will be reading books with Jewish themes and/or by Jewish authors. All temple members are invited to attend. We look forward to a large turnout of enthusiastic readers and critics and to a vibrant discussion of the material.                                                                                                               

For additional information contact Adult Learning Committee at 718.727.2231.



Getting together to learn and do something new.  Our past workshops included – Rabbi’s Forgiveness Course, Introduction to Judaism, CPR Workshop, Introduction to Kabbalah, Intro to Yiddish, Dilemmas of Faith.



Our Tallit Workshops were huge successes!  Beautiful and unique tallits were made along with matching accessories. To date a total of 28 tallits beautiful were made!


Fern helps Claire with her tallit at our latest workshop.  Phyllis holds up her “magnificent “Garden of Eden” tallit for all to see.

Our Tallit Workshop was featured in the Staten Island Advance, read all about it , here’s the link:




One good book + a group of advid readers + that group of readers each bringing a dish to share = one fantastic book discussion!     Come and experience the best of all worlds in our book discussions. 



We journey to interesting places to connect with our heritage.  Whether it’s a historic site, a religious institution, cultural restaurant, museum  – we explore, learn and share.



Fort Montgomery State HistoricSite                                  Our Congregants & Friends @  West Point Jewish Temple




Stay tune for details on our next movie…




Our guest speaker lecture series was a big success attracting many people from our metropolitan area.  Our speakers included Andrew Gross, political advisor to the Deputy Consul General of Israel in NY, who came to speak about the Israeli conflict.    Chris Nicola author of “No Place on Earth”  came to speak about his cave explorations and his experiences in meeting the Holocaust survivors who lived in the caves for 544 days.