Weekly Drop-In Classes

The Raymond Arbetman Center for Adult Jewish Education offers the classes below every week with no fee. Please drop by and learn Torah with us.

For more information, please contact Cantor Elizabeth Berke at eberke@ansheemet.org | 773-868-5117.


Mondays, Ongoing; 1:00 – 2:00pm
Instructor: Rotating rabbis and community members

Hazak is a daytime program for mature adults with active minds. Clergy and rotating staff offer discussions on a variety of Jewish-related topics or the weekly Torah reading.

Text on Tuesday

Tuesdays, Ongoing, right after minyan; 7:45 – 8:30am
Instructor: Dr. Gary Porton

Text on Tuesday is a discussion group centered on a common text. Sources range from Pirkei Avot to Midrash and beyond, leading to lively discussion and greater understanding of our texts and traditions.

Lerner’s of Torah

Fridays, Ongoing (September – June); 8:45 – 9:45am
Instructor: Rabbi Michael S. Siegel

Named in memory of Shelby Lerner, z”l, this rollicking, relevant approach to the weekly Torah portion draws from traditional and modern sources in pursuit of the meaning of the text for our time.

Unable to make it to AES to study? Stuck in the house because of the weather? Don’t let that stop your learning! Contact Antoinette Nunez at anunez@ansheemet.org/773-868-5120 to register for this class and receive the call-in number.

Parshat HaShavuah

Saturdays, Ongoing; 9:00 – 9:45am
Instructor: Rabbis D’ror Chankin-Gould and David Russo

Start your Shabbat off right — with an exciting, in-depth look at the week’s Torah portion! You can come every week or drop in once in a while — either way, your voice will add to the conversation.