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Adult Education

The goal of the Kol Tikvah Adult Education program is to provide insight, understanding, and education regarding topics that touch on Jewish life.  Our courses run the gamut from Torah study, to the place of Jews in society, perspectives on God, and a book club focused on Jewish themes. Additionally, we strive to meet the secular needs and desires of our community by offering classes that touch upon every day topics including financial management, computer literacy, and public school choices. We proudly present many different areas of study making Kol Tikvah a place of religious and educational growth.

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  • Monday ,
    MayMay  16 , 2022
    Writer's Workshop

    Monday, May 16th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Join screenwriter Alex Litvak and Rabbi Jon Hanish as they lead KT’s annual writer’s workshop. Past classes have focused on writing poems and stories based upon the students’ Jewish identities. Primary texts such as the TaNaKh and the siddur and teachings about Jewish holidays and traditions are used as inspiration for the class. Students are expected to write, to share, to listen to each others’ critiques, and to offer their assistance and suggestions to their classmates. Class size is limited. First priority is given to members.


  • Monday ,
    JunJune  13 , 2022
    LGBTQ+ Panel

    Monday, Jun 13th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Join us as we learn and celebrate Pride Month



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Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginning January 9, 2022

$180 members/$540 guests
Have you never had a Bnai Mitzvah? It’s time to do it! Was it twenty or thirty or forty years ago? It’s time to do it all over again! Spend fourteen sessions studying the fundamentals of prayer book Hebrew, learning teffilot (prayers), practicing the art of reading Torah, and reflecting on the meaning of the weekly Torah portion. Along the way, you will learn from the Kol Tikvah clergy and staff. Most importantly, you will make close friends with whom you will share your adult B’nai Mitzvah. The class will culminate with a ceremony where students will join together for a Shabbat dinner and a Friday night service that will include the recitation of the weekly Torah portion. All who have gone through the Adult B’nai Mitzvah process and view it as one of the highlights of their Judaic experiences. Register HERE

Weekly Torah Study
Kol Tikvah Clergy and Congregant led

If there is one word that describes Kol Tikvah’s weekly Torah study it is “wrestling.” Like Jacob wrestling with the angel in hopes of personal transformation, our clergy want their students to wrestle with the Biblical text in order to gain new insights that will affect their lives for the better. The Torah is studied through the lens of Reform theology creating a liberal, modern perspective on Judaism’s oldest text.The weekly parasha is the focus, though occasionally a Jewish holiday will be the lesson of the day. In July and August, the class is congregant led. Feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee is provided. Classes are on Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. No Torah Study on Jewish and secular holidays.
Cost: Free for members; First 4 classes are free for non-members, then $18 fee per session. No pre-registration required.
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Kol Tikvah Book Club
Moderated by Lisa Hanish

Please join us if you loved the book, couldn’t stand the book, or haven’t read the book!  Members only. Held from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
Cost: No fee. RSVP is required to Lisa at

Writer's Workshop
Rabbi Jon Hanish
Join screenwriter Alex Litvak and Rabbi Jon Hanish as they lead a writer’s workshop. Past classes have focused on writing contemporary midrash (Jewish stories based on the Bible) and reflections on mourning and memory, High Holy Days, and Passover.  Students are expected to write, to share, to listen to each others’ critiques, and to offer their assistance and suggestions to their classmates. Class size is limited so that each student is able to share one piece of work during each class session. First priority is given to past students and to members. 
$18 per person
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Sun, May 15 2022 14 Iyar 5782