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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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    FebFebruary  28 , 2021
    Introduction to Judaism
    Sunday, Feb 28th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Through activities, lectures, and discussion, students will be immersed into the rich and complex set of beliefs and practices that have come to define and redefine what it means to be Jewish. The fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice will be explored through the lens of Reform Judaism. This class is an introspective look at Judaism as a religion and as a culture. This 10-class series are held from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Class series taught by Rabbi Jon Hanish, Cantor Noa Shaashua, & Erev Rabbi Sam Klein. Cost and Registration: $200 for members, $100 for non-members (includes materials). Dates: January 10, 24 & 31, February 7, 21 & 28, March 7, 14 & 21, April 11. Graduation service TBD. More Adult Education classes to choose from – visit Free parking in the rear - enter our parking lot on Del Moreno Drive



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Weekly Torah Study
Kol Tikvah Clergy and Congregant led

If 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! In addition. Members only. Held from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
Cost: No fee. RSVP is required to Lisa at

Winter / Spring Adult Education Classes 

Ethical  Dilemmas: Jewish Wisdom For When There May Not Be One Right Answer
Sam Klein, Religious School Director
January 2021

Join our Religious School Director Sam Klein to explore fascinating ethical dilemmas through the Jewish lens, diving into ancient texts and modern stories for various perspectives. Participate in a rich discussion and learn with the community. He welcomes your own topic suggestions! Please send them at least a week in advance of class to .
Open to members and non-members. 

Healthy Eating and Weight Management
Lisa Sage, MPH
Learn about healthy eating habits, importance of exercise, & things you can do for weight management for overall health benefits. You will learn how to change behaviors and gain skills to improve your health & lifestyle.

Writer's Workshop
Rabbi Jon Hanish
For the 7th year, screenwriter Alex Litvak and Rabbi Jon Hanish will 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. This year, the class will focus their writing on the transition from one life stage to another as they correspond to Jewish lifecycle rituals such as birth, circumcision, naming, Bnai Mitzvah, marriage, illness, and death. 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.
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Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781