Adult Ed

CANCELLED - Shulhan Ivrit

April 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm

April 24 - CANCELLED, Next class is May 8 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Facilitator: 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. 
Cost: Free
Registration coming soon!

Essential Essays

April 25, 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.

Contemporary Jewish Thought

April 25, 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

April 26, 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

April 26, 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 Year 1

April 27, 2017 - 9:15 am

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning: Year 1
Thursdays | beginning September 15 | 9:15 – 11:30 am
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove and Debbie Cosgrove

Learn what we as Jews believe and why in Purposes of Jewish Living. Examine the ideas, beliefs and lifecycle and holiday practices involved in living Jewishly in Rhythms of Jewish Living.

Melton Who Is Chosen?

April 27, 2017 - 9:15 am

What Makes You Think You’re So Special? Who Is Chosen, by Whom and for What, in the Hebrew Bible
Thursdays | beginning February 2 | 9:15–10:30 am

Dr. Diane Sharon

Melton The Ethical Life

April 27, 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

April 27, 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

April 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

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

Rabbi William Plevan | through Apr 6
Rabbi Joel Shaiman | through June
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