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
"Old Mikveh, Meet New Mikveh"
With Rabbi Sara Brandes and Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker • Wednesday, July 27, 7-8 pm at Adath's back patio tent
Why a Roman-era archaeological discovery was moved, and what it means for ritual life today in Israel and Minnesota.
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Classes & Study Groups
Tuesday Torah Study
With Adath Clergy, Staff & Guests • Every Tuesday • 12-1 pm • on Zoom
Passionate about Torah study? Join Adath clergy, staff and guest teachers as we study the weekly parasha (Torah portion). Subscribe to our daily newsletter Chadashot to see who's teaching each Tuesday.
NOTE: Tuesday Torah will take a summer hiatus from June 1- August 31.
To join by phone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 953 845 093
Questions? Contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
With Rabbi Kravitz, Heidi Schneider and Hope Melton • Browse all classes • Interested in studying Mussar? Contact Anna Simon at email@example.com to get information about classes starting this fall of 2022.
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. Browse Classes.
Interested in studying Mussar? Contact Anna Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org to get information about classes starting this fall.
Downtown Study Group
With Rabbi Harold Kravitz & Riv Ellen Prell • Alternating Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Zoom • Register for Zoom link
Take a break from your busy day for our spirited lunch-hour study group. We will be reading Jack Wertheimer's The New American Judaism, Princeton University Press 2018. The book is especially useful for discussing, where, how, and why Judaism is practiced as it is today. Learn more.
Soul Sisters - a Feminist Beit Midrash
With Hazzan Joanna Dulkin • Monthly Thursdays, 10:30 am-12 pm on Zoom • Classes off for the summer
Fearless women...tell me more! Explore the untold stories of our fearless biblical matriarchs. All genders welcome.
Class Dates: Fall 2022
To join by phone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 870 1017 5289
View previous class recordings and materials in our Archives.
Wondering what Soul Sisters is? Hear what Hazzan has to say here!
Intro to Judaism
With Adath, Beth El, and Sharei Chesed clergy • Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm, at Beth El Synagogue • $50/individual, $75/couple for administrative costs • Registration will begin again in the fall of 2022, email email@example.com to be notified.
Open to Jews, non-Jews, people who grew up in interfaith families 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. Includes a Hebrew reading class focusing on phonetic Hebrew reading and home-based prayer skills. Registration required.
With Rachel Levitt • Class will begin Fall of 2022 • $125/individual or $160/couple • Interested in our next session? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The class will teach phonetic Hebrew reading and home-based prayer skills (e.g., b’rakhot [blessings] for foods, Shabbat home rituals, reciting the Sh’ma, etc.), plus some frequently used modern Hebrew terms.
This class is part of the Intro to Judaism curriculum.
Bar/Bat Torah Class
With Lon Rosenfield • $50 • Interested in our next session? Email email@example.com
Course 1 Finding Meaning in Shabbat Prayer, Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom
Course 2 Either Biblical Hebrew 1.0 or 2.0 (see below for details)
Want to enhance your experience at Shabbat services? Did you miss out on becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? This program will help you feel more comfortable participating in Shabbat prayer and Jewish activities.
The full Bar/Bat Torah program consists of two courses, “Finding Meaning in Shabbat Prayer,” and Biblical Hebrew (either 1.0, or 2.0). At the end of the year, on the second day of Shavuot, graduates will have the opportunity to help lead services, read from Torah, and/or deliver a d’var Torah. Note: You may also take either course as a stand-alone class.
Finding Meaning in Shabbat Prayer
Our curriculum is the liturgy of Shabbat, starting with lighting the Friday night candles and ending with Havdalah. We’ll discuss interpretation, significance, origins, and artistry of the prayers, as well as their “choreography.” As Hebrew skills improve, we can add time to practice saying the prayers.
Biblical Hebrew 1.0: Beginning Siddur/Biblical Hebrew
With Lon Rosenfield • Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm on Zoom • Register
2022-2023 Class Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 19; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept 20; Oct 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec 6, 13; Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 2, 9 16.
We’ll use The First Hebrew Primer (third edition, Simon, Resnikoff, Motzkin).
Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet and vowels is really helpful; those who lack this may still take this course but will need to spend extra time getting up to speed and should contact Lon as soon as possible to plan out a strategy for this.
Biblical Hebrew 2.0: Reading the Hebrew Bible
With Lon Rosenfield on Zoom • $50 • Interested in our next session in the fall of 2022? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is open to those who have completed at least one year of Biblical Hebrew or the equivalent. Participants translate approximately 25 verses for each session. We’ll talk about any interesting grammar or stylistic issues, as well as discuss the texts. This year we will read samplings from the Hebrew Bible’s many genres and styles, and use the appropriate chapter from Marc Brettler’s How to Read the Bible for a deeper understanding of the text’s background. While any Hebrew edition of the Tanach may be used, I recommend Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader’s Edition, Vance, Sathas, Avrahami, Hendrickson, 2014.
Adult Haftarah Lessons
With Bev Fishman • Interested in our next session? Email email@example.com
Do you want to learn how to chant Haftarah or refresh your skills? Contact Anna Simon to get on our contact list.
Etzion Study Group
With Reb Sherman
We are looking forward to being at Etzion together once our doors reopen at Adath.
Want to join the Etzion email list for updates on future programs? Contact Anna Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contesting 21st Century Jewish Life w/Rabbi Barry Cytron
Thursdays, Jan 20-May 26 • 4-5:15 pm • FULL
Three recent anthologies offer wide-ranging selections about Jewish life and identity in this newest century. You are invited to Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath's Senior Scholar, in a close reading of the liveliest of these, The New Jewish Canon.
Social Groups & Clubs
Powered by young adults, Makom is everybody friendly. Makom, the Hebrew word for space, reanimates ancient Jewish wisdom for today. We're in the land of 10,000 lakes with 10,000 ways to create young Jewish community. Come as you are and ride the waves with us. If you have an idea, let's make it happen. Check out our website page and join our Facebook group.
Want to join our Makom email list to hear about future events? Contact Jenifer Robins, Director of Young Adult and Family Life at email@example.com.
Powered by adults, Atid is everybody friendly. Atid, the Hebrew word for future, is an open group 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.
Join our Facebook group.
Want to join the Atid email list for updates on future programs? Contact Anna Simon, Director of Congregational Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powered by seniors, Hillsiders is everybody friendly.
Want to join the Hillsiders email list for updates on future programs? Contact Anna Simon, Director of Congregational Life, at email@example.com.
Adath Film Club
Email Anna Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org to join
Love movies? Join Adath's film club where we'll enjoy a movie at the Minneapolis JCC followed by a lively discussion. Dates and times will vary but all will be during the weekdays. Starts June 13. Questions? Contact Anna Simon at email@example.com.
Coming back in 2022 with Marcy Harris as its leader!
Join our thought-provoking and engaging book club. Contact Anna Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to be put on the book club email list.
Registration Required Here
Tuesday, February 22
Moshkeleh the Thief: A Rediscovered Novel by Sholom Aleichem (short story, 88 pages)
Sunday, March 27
People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn
10:30 am- 12 pm - Now on Zoom - Register to attend
Book: Museum of an Extinct Race
Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr (available March 1)