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Adult Education

Passionate community of learners

In Judaism, learning is a life-long process, and each stage of learning brings with it special blessings and insights.Our adult education program covers a wide variety of topics each year and is well-attended. Our goal is to present topics of interest to our membership and an engaging educational experience. Classes are taught by Rabbi Polisson and a number of scholars who share their wisdom with us. In addition, Or Atid is honored to have sponsored Hebrew College's Me'ah program, an intensive, two-year graduate level study program for adults.

Something for everyone

A recent Adult Education highlight was a 4-part guest speaker series on antisemitism which attracted nearly 1000 participants and engaged all local congregations and numerous Jewish organizations. This program established an informal support group among local congregations and organizations to address incidents of antisemitism.

Adult education led by our rabbi recently includes:

  • Weekly torah study
  • Matriarchs & Patriarchs – role models or dysfunctional families?
  • How to argue the Jewish Way
  • Hebrew 101
  • Being Parents of Bnei Mitzvot
  • Just Jew It - Easy Hacks to Add Meaning to Your Life
  • World Tour of Jewish Music
  • Torah Trope.

Adult education led by guest educators recently includes:

  • 5 Elections in 3 years – the how and why of Israeli politics timed to coincide with Knesset elections
  • The Jewish Response to the Modern Civil Rights Movement & a group read of Just Mercy
  • Jewish Gangsters
  • Dementia Friends Workshop -  Understanding Alzheimer's
  • Metrowest Jewish Women’s Study Group
  • Jewish Papercutting.

We also offer courses in partnership with community organizations and other congregations:

  • Grand/parenting Through a Jewish Lens with Hebrew College
  • Yiddish Language Music & Food
  • Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage series The Future of Jewish Peoplehood.

To find out more

Contact Adult Education committee 







Wed, May 31 2023 11 Sivan 5783