Adult Learning

Sinai Brookline: A Teaching Synagogue

Life-long Jewish learning has always been a core value of Temple Sinai. Our founding rabbi, Beryl D. Cohon, referred to Temple Sinai as “a teaching synagogue,” a place where Jews could draw from the “Well of Jewish Learning” by pursuing higher Jewish education well into adulthood. Below are some of our upcoming classes. For a complete list, download the catalog by using the button at the bottom of the page.

Preparing Your Heart for the High Holy Days
September 18, Sunday
11:10 am – 12:30 pm (Zoom and onsite)
Rabbi Talia Stein

Poems of Awe
October 2 and 9 (Sundays)
11:10 am – 12:30 pm (Zoom only)
Jenny Barber

Ottoman Jews of Iberian Origin
October 4, Sunday
9:30 am – 10:50 am (Zoom only)
Aviva Ben-Ur

Introduction to the Aleph Bet
October 16, 23, and 30, November 6 and 13 (Sundays)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Zoom and in the Weintraub Room)
Robin Orwant

Cinema@Sinai – “The Sublet”
October 22, Saturday
7:30 pm (Weintraub Room)
Amos Lassen

Building Bridges: Temple Sinai & Israel
October 30, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 5, and May 21 (Sundays)
9:30 am – 10:50 am (Zoom only) 
Rabbi Golan Ben-Chorin

Queer Torah Study
November 5, January 7, March 4, and May 6 (Saturdays)
5:00 pm (onsite only)
Ben Gerson

Our Will to Live (part 1)
Sunday, November 13
11:10 am – 12:30 pm (Zoom only)
Mark Ludwig, Dr. Anna Ornstein 

Annual Cohon Lecture
Friday, December 2, during Shabbat services (7:30 pm)
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Creation, Revelation, and Redemption – Reflecting on Your Jewish Journey
December 4, 11, and 18
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  (Sundays)
course format – Zoom, onsite, or hybrid – TBD
Josh Conescu