Encompassing learning, prayer and other innovative experiences, our Center represents the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish living and tradition. Our Center is a place to call home, inside and outside walls, because of the many different paths that inspire us to build community, with a Lev Shalem (a full heart).
- Anna Simon, Director of Congregational Life
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Programs & Events
Classes & Study Groups
Tuesday Torah Study
With Adath Clergy, Staff & Guests • Every Tuesday • 12-1 pm • Zoom link • Free
Study the weekly parasha (Torah portion).
2023-24 Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28. NO SESSION: Oct 17, Dec 26, April 23 & 30.
To join by phone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 953 845 093
With Ofer Geller, Rabbi Kravitz, Hope Melton, and Heidi Schneider • Days/dates & times vary, click here for class and registration information
Dive into Mussar practice! Enrich your life by listening to your inner middot (soul traits). You'll explore a spiritual path of contemplative exercises and text study to help create personal transformations and deepen your connection with yourself, community, and God.
Soul Sisters - a Feminist Beit Midrash
With Hazzan Joanna Dulkin • Monthly Thursdays • 10:30 am-12 pm • Hybrid (in-person at Adath & on Zoom) • Free • Zoom link
Many of us have heard, told and retold the tales of our fearless matriarchs. The Torah is full of women—but not all of them are recognized to the same level as their male counterparts. What's up with that? In our ongoing study of Biblical women through a feminist sense, we explore the stories behind the stories, examining both ancient and modern midrashim (commentary and stories) to pull Biblical women out of the shadows of the text and center them in the narrative. Through engaging discussion and sharing from our own lives, we strive to more fully understand these Biblical women, and ourselves. All genders welcome.
2023-24 Dates: Coming Soon
To join by phone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 817 4600 9316
Intro to Judaism
With Adath, Beth El, and Sharei Chesed clergy • Tuesdays • 7:30-9 pm • In-person at Beth El, Sharei Chesed & Adath • $50/individual, $75/couple
Open to Jews, people of other faiths or no faith, and those considering conversion. The rabbis of Adath Jeshurun, Beth El and Sharei Chesed Synagogues jointly offer this class. Every participant must have a sponsoring rabbi to meet with initially. Optional: Hebrew Reading (see below for class information).
2023-24 program has already started. Contact Anna Simon at email@example.com with questions or to inquire about a future session.
Hebrew Reading (for Students in the Intro to Judaism Class)
Tuesdays • 6:30-7:30 pm • In-person at Beth El, Sharei Chesed & Adath • $125/individual or $160/couple • Registration available to people taking Introduction to Judaism
Learn phonetic Hebrew reading and home-based prayer skills (blessings for foods, Shabbat home rituals, etc.), plus some frequently used modern Hebrew terms.
2023-24 Dates: Class will run fall through spring.
Finding Meaning in Shabbat Prayer
With Lon Rosenfield • Tuesdays • 6:30-7:30pm • Zoom • $50 • Register Here
Want to enhance your experience at Shabbat services? This program will help you feel more comfortable participating in Shabbat prayer and Jewish activities.
We will use the Siddur Lev Shalem, but any Conservative or Traditional Siddur will work. We will discuss Shabbat prayers beginning with those of Friday Evening and concluding with Havdalah. In addition to discussing possible interpretations of the prayers, we’ll investigate their origins in Tanach, try to answer the question ‘what is a prayer,’ see how prayers become part of our everyday lives, and take virtual field trips to find out ‘what really happened on Mt. Sinai. We will pay attention to ‘choreography,’ and try to make participating in services more comfortable and meaningful.
2023-24 Dates: 10/17, 10/24, 10/30*, 11/6*, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/11*, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 5/7, 5/14.
*Indicates a Monday session.
NO CLASS: 12/19 & 12/26, 4/23 & 4/30
Required materials (separate purchase): Siddur Lev Shalem Shabbat and Festivals, Regular Edition. To receive a 40% discount on the purchase of the book (not including shipping costs), use coupon code DISCOUNTSLS when prompted. Click here to go to The Rabbinical Assembly bookstore to purchase the book with the discount code.
Note: If you wish to participate in the Bar/Bat Torah Program, you may also take the Hebrew 1.0 or 2.0 course. At the end of the year, on the second day of Shavuot (Wednesday, June 12), graduates of this program will have the opportunity to help lead services, read from Torah, and/or deliver a d’var Torah.
Hebrew 1.0: Beginning Biblical Hebrew/Siddur Hebrew
With Lon Rosenfield • Tuesdays • 7:30-8:30 pm • Zoom • $50 • Registration Closed / Class Full
2023-24 Dates: 6/19*, 6/26*, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 7/31*, 8/7*, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13.
*Indicates a Monday session.
NO CLASS: 7/4, 9/5, 10/3, 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 12/26
Pre-requisite: Familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet and vowels is really helpful. The class is a perfect “next step” for those who took Hebrew Reading with Rachel Levitt. Those who are not familiar with the Hebrew alphabet should contact Lon as soon as possible for materials and a learning plan. You are still welcome to join the class. We’ll learn the basics of the language—roots, “tenses,” conjugations, etc., so that you will be able understand the prayers of the Siddur and appreciate for yourself the beauty, nuance, and complexity of the Hebrew Bible.
Required material (purchase separately): The First Hebrew Primer (ISBN0-939144-15-8) 3rd edition, Simon, Resnikoff, Motzkin, EKS Publishing Co.
Hebrew 2.0: Reading from Samuel and the Book of Kings
With Lon Rosenfield • Every other Thursday • 7-8:30 pm • Zoom • $50 • Register Here
The class will be reading from Samuel and the Book of Kings.
2023-24 Dates: 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6
Pre-requisite: This course is open to those who have completed at least one year of Biblical Hebrew or the equivalent.
Required material: Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader’s Edition and The Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
Optional material: The Jewish Study Bible and The Book of Revolutions: The Battles of Priests, Prophets, and Kings That Birthed the Torah
Note: If you wish to participate in the Bar/Bat Torah Program, you may also take Finding Meaning in Shabbat Prayer. At the end of the year, on the second day of Shavuot (Wednesday, June 12), graduates of this program will have the opportunity to help lead services, read from Torah, and/or deliver a d’var Torah.
Beginning Torah Reading for Adults
With Todd Werner • Shabbat Mornings • 10-11 am • In Person • Free • Email Anna to register
Join Todd on Shabbat mornings as you dive in to learning how to read Torah.
2024 Dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9
Social Groups & Clubs
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Atid, the Hebrew word for future, is for anyone who's looking for opportunities for deeper engagement through gatherings and events that take advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at Adath.
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