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Adult Education at Temple Sinai invites learners at all stages, novice to “seasoned,” to forge connections through group exploration of Jewish texts and topics.

The Adult Education Committee supports programming that has precedent at Temple Sinai (e.g., Hebrew classes, Torah study, and other clergy-led explorations), as well as programs to whet appetites and uncover as yet undiscovered audiences. Please join us in our explorations! To offer suggestions or help with future programming, email committee chair Marlene Gordon.


Wednesdays, May 17th & 24th at 7:00 PM

AdultED presents a two-part class with Rabbi Till that encourages all to feel more at home in services through an exploration of prayer and the beauty of our prayerbook, Mishkan T'filah
May 24th- Keva: Structure of the Prayer Service and Accompanying Choreography
May 31st- Kavannah: An Exploration of Creative Writings Found on the Left-Side of the Page
In-person or on Zoom #853 5871 8661

PAST Programs


Tuesdays, May 9 & 16 at 7:00 PM

A series offered by Esther Brill- including Nosh ‘n Schmooze at the end of each session - An interactive experience - You’ll have fun and come away with well over 100 words & phrases that you can “adopt” for daily living.  Attend one, two, or all three sessions as you are able. Esther will not be covering the breadth of historical/cultural material presented last season via Zoom:
- to the Women’s Chavurah in Dec 2021 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Yiddish…
- for three AdultED sessions in Feb 2022 – Not Your Bubbe & Zeyde’s Yiddish!

so you have the next weeks if you’d like to see previous lessons on our Youtube playlist. *Zoom is not available for this event.

Explore the Sephardic Experience: Ritual, Culture and Cuisine 

Friday, March 17 at 6:00 PM
A Sephardic Shabbat
Welcome Shabbat with Sam Asher, local Cantorial Soloist and Founder of the Rochester Jewish Chorale, who will lead us in Sephardic melodies and introduce us to Sephardic Judaism.

Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
Films and Sephardic Snacks
Learn more about Sephardic Life – past, present, and the differences between Sephardic, Mizrahi and Ashkenazi Jews. Partake in food and drink from Sephardic Cuisines, and engage in lively discussion facilitated by congregant and retired Professor Mel Yessenow. Feature film “Orange People” portraying the story of three generations of Moroccan Jewish Family in Israel showing how each family member confronts issues using their traditional and modern approaches.


 Sunday, March 19 at 12:30 PM
Sephardic Cooking for Adults & School-Agers

Leah Saada-Sherman, Temple Sinai teacher, and congregant will lead an inter-generational, hands-on cooking experience, reflecting her Tunisian heritage. Enjoy a light lunch of your tasty creations and take home a new recipe or two!

Interested in food preparation or kitchen help? Email:

Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784