Adult Education

You’re never too old to learn something new! We have an incredible variety of programs for everyone including Torah Study, Sinai Sundays, Lunch & Learn, Lifelong Jewish Learning, Adult B’nei Mitzvah classes, and so much more.

Lifelong Jewish Learning

Temple Sinai’s Lifelong Jewish Learning sessions are varied, spanning the gamut from the religious to the secular, but always featuring a Jewish aspect. The lectures are held from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. Lifelong Jewish Learning Events will be held either virtually or in-person.  Please see the program descriptions below to see if the program will be held virtually or in-person at Temple Sinai. If you have any questions, or ideas for programs, please email Marty Meitus, Committee Chair at martymeitus@gmail.com

Lifelong Jewish Learning for Spring 2024 will be announced soon!

Sinai Sundays

2023-2024: Stories from the Talmud

Join Rabbi Rick Rheins over 10 sessions for this year’s Sinai Sundays class which will focus on some of the most the important stories in the Babylonian Talmud known as aggadot. The Aggadot are classic and beloved narrative passages in the Talmud that have taught, entertained, and challenged generations. Each week we will read and discuss different stories along with selections of traditional commentary. It does not matter if you already have a familiarity with Talmudic text or are exploring it for the first time. Everyone will find this class an exciting and inspiring experience.

Sinai Sundays is currently hosted online. Zoom links will be sent out prior to the start of each session. 

Upcoming Dates:

January 7, 28

February 11, 25

March 3, 17

Biblical Stories: Exploring the Stories of the Hebrew Bible

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

The Hebrew Bible has so many extraordinary stories that are found after the first five Books of the Torah. On most subsequent Tuesdays at noon, Rabbi Rheins will offer a Virtual class.

In January we will read the First Book of Kings. This text from the Hebrew Bible contains the concluding stories of King David and the life and experiences of King Solomon. The stories are a foundational part of Western Civilization for their spiritual, historical, and literary importance. For each session, Rabbi Rick Rheins will provide a PDF text as well as selections from classic commentaries. Of course, we will also engage in a lively discussion! Join us VIRTUALLY at noon! Join us as we explore the stories of the Hebrew Bible!

The Zoom information will be sent out weekly, check your emails! 

Upcoming Dates:

January 9, 16, 23, 30

Weekly Torah Study

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Rabbi Zwerin and Rabbi Kaye this morning to explore the next few verses in the Torah, and examine the commentary surrounding the text. Regardless of previous knowledge, everyone is welcome to add to the weekly discussions or just to listen. The class began with Genesis 1 in 1986, and are now in our 37th year. We have now reached the final few chapters of Deuteronomy. As this last book of the Torah comes to an end, so does the life of Moses … and, he has much yet to teach us all before he ascends his last mountain.

Weekly Torah Study is currently hosted online. The Zoom link is sent out weekly in the Temple Sinai Shabbat Announcements.

Torah Study for the 2023-2024 year is on summer break. Check your emails for our Fall dates!

Lunch and Learn

Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Rabbi Rick Rheins or Rabbi Michael Shields each Thursday for a conversation about texts, tradition, and how these interpretations and lessons can apply to our daily lives.

Unable to make it in person? Join Lunch and Learn online. The Zoom link is sent out weekly in the Temple Sinai Shabbat Announcements.

Adult B’nei Mitzvah

If you never have had the joy of leading a Shabbat service and reading from the Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, now is the time! Over the years, hundreds of Sinai adults have participated in this program.

Our Adult B’nei Mitzvah is a two-part program. The first part will help adults learn prayer book Hebrew. The second part will help adults lead a Shabbat service and read from a Sefer Torah as they celebrate becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Even if you have never studied Hebrew before, this is a wonderful opportunity to embrace and enhance your Jewish heritage!

If you are interested, please contact Lisa Thorner, our Executive Director, at lisa@sinaidenver.org, for more information or to reserve your spot.

Lunch & Learn

Temple Sinai - Study 3509 S Glencoe St, Denver, CO, United States

Come learn, discuss, debate, and meet friends! We’ll review ethical and moral issues in selected Jewish texts, discuss hot current topics, and debate the important issues of the day. Bring […]

Lunch & Learn

Temple Sinai - Study 3509 S Glencoe St, Denver, CO, United States

Come learn, discuss, debate, and meet friends! We’ll review ethical and moral issues in selected Jewish texts, discuss hot current topics, and debate the important issues of the day. Bring […]

Lunch & Learn

Temple Sinai - Study 3509 S Glencoe St, Denver, CO, United States

Come learn, discuss, debate, and meet friends! We’ll review ethical and moral issues in selected Jewish texts, discuss hot current topics, and debate the important issues of the day. Bring […]

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