Adult Ed

Essential Essays

May 30, 2017 - 8:00 am

Tuesdays | resumes January 10 (no class on February 21; April 11, 18) | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan

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.

Daf HaShavua: Weekly Talmud Study

June 2, 2017 - 8:00 am

Fridays | continuing January 6 | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky

We will read through Masechet Megillah of the Talmud page by page to explore the world of the Rabbis, their methodology, and how they shape us today.

Contemporary Jewish Thought

June 6, 2017 - 11:30 am

Tuesdays | Continuing January 10 | 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.


Traveling Down Prophets Lane

June 7, 2017 - 8:00 am

Wednesdays | Begins January 4  (no class April 12 and May 31) | 8:00 am, after minyan
Abe Lebovic
The melodious Haftorah readings each week are selections from the Prophets that are matched to each Torah reading and holiday. Find out what these poignantly poetic words actually mean.

Melton Year 2

June 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning: Year 2
Wednesdays | beginning September 14 | 7:00 – 9:15 pm
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Rabbi Shmuel Afek

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.

Melton The Ethical Life

June 8, 2017 - 9:15 am

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice
(A Complete Course in Jewish Ethics from JTS)
Thursdays | beginning February 2 | 9:15–10:30 am
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Insights from Israel

June 8, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Insights from Israel
Thursdays | January 12, February 9, March 9, April 27, May 11, June 8 | 12:00–1:00 pm
Rabbi Michael Graetz

On second Thursday of the month, we explore the most pressing issues affecting Israel, meeting with Rabbi Graetz and his guests via video conferencing in the Rothschild Library. A co-founder of the Masorti (Conservative) movement in Israel, Rabbi Graetz is and was guest scholar and interim rabbi at PAS in 2008-09.

Exploring Judaism

June 8, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly
Exploring Judaism
Thursdays | 7:00–9:30 pm | ongoing classes | various locations

January class | Rabbi Joel Shaiman | through June 22
May class | Instructor TBA | through December 7

Lecture & Concert: Blowin’ in the . . . Sounds of . . . Hallelujah

June 27, 2017 - 6:45 pm

Lecture & Concert: Blowin’ in the . . . Sounds of . . . Hallelujah:
A Generation of Jewish Singer-Songwriters who Changed America
Tue | Jun 27
6:45 pm | Lecture: Dr. David E. Kaufman
8:00 pm | Concert: Cantor Shira Lissek, Cantor Rachel Brook, and Beth Styles

Exploring Judaism

June 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly
Exploring Judaism
Thursdays | 7:00–9:30 pm | ongoing classes | various locations

May class | Instructor TBA | through December 7

Exploring Judaism is a program of Jewish learning and experience. It is intended for those interested in learning more about Judaism, as well as pursuing or thinking about conversion.
For more information please contact Rabbi Neil Zuckerman at or 212-369-2600, x124, or visit