Fall 2023 Classes
The adult education program at PAS is a place for scholars, seekers, and questioners. Start or continue your Jewish journey with us through deep, inclusive, and diverse course offerings. Find your tribe of fellow learners and discover something new each semester, guided by our dedicated faculty. Registration is now open. We can’t wait to learn with you!
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Fall Monday Evening Classes
Our Family Album: Exploring Relationships in the Torah
Mon / Oct 16, Nov 6, Dec 4 / 6:30 pm / 87th Street
Explore our fundamental relationships with our fundamental texts.
Torah Reading Boot Camp
Mon / Begins Oct 16 / 8 sessions / 6:30 pm / 87th Street
Have you always wanted to learn to read Torah but weren’t sure how to start? This class is for you! Learn the basics of Torah trope (cantillation) in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Inspiration and Expression through Jewish Art
Mon / Monthly, Begins Oct 16 / 7:00 pm / 89th Street
Artist in Residence, Ellen Alt
Drop-in to this monthly art workshop using Judaic sources and Jewish artists as inspiration for launching creative expression.
Fall Wednesday Evening Classes
The American Jewish Experience: Part 1 (1654-1880)
Wed / Begins Oct 18 / 10 sessions / 7:00 pm / 87th Street
Dr. David Kaufman
Take a deep dive into Jewish history through a study of the diverse experiences of Jews in America. This course (part 1 of a two-semester survey) will cover the period from 1654-1880.
Finding Meaning Among the Chaos: A Deep Exploration of Life's Big Questions
Wed / Begins Oct 11 / 8 sessions / 7:00 pm / 87th Street and Online
Rabbi Lisa Goldstein
How do we find meaning and comfort in the tumultuous world we inhabit? Study the remarkable teaching of Hasidic thinker Rebbe Nahman of Breslov on the Torah portion, Bo, in which he addresses these questions with creativity, compassion and deep insight. Explore R.
The Book of Ezekiel
Wed / Begins Oct 18 / 10 Sessions / 7:00 pm / 87th Street and Online
Dr. Ed Silver
The Book of Ezekiel, chronicle of the 6th century prophet and contemporary of the prophet Jeremiah, abounds in fantastical (and frequently bizarre) imagery, set during the tragedy of conquest and national destruction and the agony of forced exile.
Fall Thursday Morning Classes
The Book of Samuel I (Part II): Manhunt
Thu / Begins Oct 19 / 10 sessions / 9:30 am / 87th Street
Rabbi Charles Savenor
**Please note: this class is replacing Democracy and Judaism, which will now be offered in Spring 2024**
Pray it Forward
Thu / Begins Oct 19 / 6 Sessions / 9:30 am / 87th Street
Prayer provides a means to express gratitude. Prayer can be silent. Prayer can be communal. Prayer expresses our deepest needs and appreciation.
Understanding Mitzvah: Connection, Commandedness, and Ritual in Jewish Practice
Thu / Begins Oct 19 / 10 Sessions / 9:30 am / 87th Street and Online
Explore the concept of mitzvot in Jewish practice, and dive deep into questions that have reverberated throughout Jewish history and impact our Jewish lives today: What is our system of mitzvot and what is it trying to accomplish?
Melton Core Year 2: Ethics and Crossroads
Thu / Begins Oct 19 / 26 Sessions / 9:30 am / 87th Street
Rabbis Zuckerman and Zauzmer
Continuing the Jewish learning journey of Melton Year 1, study the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars, and thinkers and dive into the richness of the Jewish story with Crossroads of Jewish History, investigating the significant moments where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny.
This class is only open to continuing students of the current Melton Core cohort.
Register Today through Melton