Adult Education

MJC&S offers a variety of adult education classes with Rabbi Judith. Whether you are new to Judaism, are a lifelong learner, or simply have an interest in a particular subject, there’s something for everyone. Below are our Spring 2015 classes. Come learn with us!



Ongoing Classes

Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. if bar or bat mitzvah)
Location: Small Sanctuary
Open to all. No charge.

“Turn it and turn it and turn it again” (Ben Bag). Each year we read and reveal new guidance and insight through our weekly Torah sessions. Join us for heated discussion and deep spiritual learning.

Tuesday Mamas
Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: Rabbi Judith’s office
Open to all mamas. No charge.

What do women want? Friendship & study! Join us as we share our lives and our insights in the context of the Jewish cycle.

Waking Up to Jewish Ethics
Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Open to all. No charge.

Each week, we explore a text or ethical teaching that guides our behavior as aware human beings and conscious Jews. Find out why so many love this class, even at this hour of the morning.



Mussar Workshop

Prepare for Passover from the Inside-
Join our Mussar program to explore your spiritual character development as you prepare for the upcoming holiday.
The message of Passover…from slavery to freedom…is as much an internal, psychological journey for us today as it was a physical exodus from Egypt years ago.
Our Mussar class introduces concepts of self evaluation and development through a range of Jewish practices and texts.
Jeremy Barnett, MJCS member and board member, will lead the program and facilitate the curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.


Join us on Monday March 9 and Monday March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the small sanctuary

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Monday, March 16

Small Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.

Members FREE, non- members $50.00



The Kabbalah of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov: Exploring Our Lives Through Sacred Story 

Rabbi Nachman’s “The Seven Beggars” encompasses deep Kabbalistic wisdom in a charming tale. Combining music, art, movement and meditation, Rabbi Judith will bring us to a new awareness of our essential spirituality.

Not necessary to have attended part one to participate

Wednesday, March 11, 18, 25 in small sanctuary at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Members FREE, non members $50.00


Building a Better Passover Seder with Rabbi Adam

March 19th, 26th and April 2nd

Thursdays 7-9 p.m.
Bring your Passover Haggadah to class!

March 19th–The seder of The Seder & The Art of Asking Questions
In this first gathering, we’ll break down the seder into it’s component parts according to the Haggadah, to better understand what purpose it serves (and to help you make better choices about where to trim and where to add to your seder). Plus we’ll delve into the reasoning behind a community meal peppered with rehearsed questions.

March 26th–The Seder Plate and Its Secrets: A Meal of Many Meanings
Next we will look more closely at the symbols of the Seder Plate, the four cups of wine and the invisible signposts that guide and nourish us through this popular home-based service.

April 2nd (during Spring Break)–Chad Gadya: What Story(ies) Are We Telling?
In closing, we will give a closer look at the oft-overlooked pieces of the classical Passover Haggadah as well as a review of contemporary additions, editions and emendations.