Adult Ed

iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

February 11, 2018 - 10:00 am

A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series
iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings
Sundays | Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 22, May 6 | 10:00–11:30 am
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Shulhan Ivrit

January 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Shulhan Ivrit
Mon | Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 5, Apr 16, May 7 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Varda Hubara

Intermediate and advanced level Hebrew speakers are invited to practice conversational Hebrew. Come to one session or come to all to speak Hebrew in order to deepen your connection with Israel and the Jewish people. Come to one session or come to all.
Cost: Free
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Essential Essays

January 23, 2018 - 8:00 am

Tuesdays | beginning Oct 17 | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan | 87th St.
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove
Join in a discussion of Jewish philosophy, theology and thought. Pick up the essay for each week from the literature rack in the lobby. The essay is also distributed via a weekly email; if you wish to be added to the distribution list, please contact or 212-369-2600, x120.

Contemporary Jewish Thought

January 23, 2018 - 11:30 am

Tuesdays | beginning Oct 31 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Each week, explore a reading about contemporary Jewish experience and thought. Currently the class is reading Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself by Rabbi Donniel Hartman.

There will be no class on Nov 21, Dec 26 & Jan 2.


Rushing to Rashi - Not meeting this week

January 24, 2018 - 8:00 am

Rushing to Rashi
Wed |  8:00 am, immediately after minyan | PAS@87th St.
Cantor Eric Wasser

Explore the weekly Torah reading through the eyes of the greatest of the medieval Torah commentators. Learn how Rashi made meaning of every letter in the Torah (even ones that are missing!) and discover why we are concerned with what’s bothering Rashi. Texts will be provided in Hebrew and in English.


January 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Rambam - An Introduction to One of the Most Intriguing Thinkers in Jewish History
Wednesdays | beginning October 18 | 6:30–7:45 pm | 10 sessions
Rabbi Shmuel Afek

Pathways: An Introduction to Judaism

January 24, 2018 - 6:45 pm

Pathways: An Introduction to Judaism
Wednesdays | Begins December 6 | 6:45–8:45 pm | 18 sessions 
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and Shayna Golkow, Rabbinical Intern

Students will be introduced to Jewish thought, history, and practice; engaging the mind, heart, and soul. This enriching curriculum is for anyone who seeks deeper knowledge of Jewish life and wisdom, whether you are Jewish, are sharing your life with a Jew and/or raising Jewish children, or are considering conversion to Judaism.

Melton Year 1

January 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Wednesdays | beginning October 18 | 7:00 - 9:15 pm
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Rabbi Shmuel Afek

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning program builds Jewish literacy through a sophisticated, intellectually stimulating, text-based curriculum for students of all levels and Jewish backgrounds. More than 35,000 adult learners have participated in this international program designed by expert educators at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The two-year course meets most weeks from mid-October through end of May each year.

Melton Year 2

January 25, 2018 - 9:15 am

Thursdays | beginning October 19 | 9:15–11:30 am
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and Rabbi Bill Plevin

In Ethics of Jewish Living, students learn how Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions and stem-cell research. Crossroads explores the lessons of Jewish history and investigates how the Jewish past gives meaning to the Jewish present.
Prerequisite: completion of Melton Year 1.


January 25, 2018 - 9:20 am

Foundations of Jewish Family Living
Thursdays | beginning October 19 | 9:20-10:20 am | 15 sessions (dates listed below)
Debbie Cosgrove