Raymond Arbetman Center for Adult Jewish Learning

Anshe Emet seeks to develop rich and diverse learning opportunities, making the congregation a center of Jewish study.

The Raymond Arbetman Center for Adult Jewish Education, winner of two Solomon Schechter Gold Awards for Synagogue Excellence in Adult Education, encourages adults to experience the excitement of Jewish study. We engage our membership and community at large by offering a variety of Jewish learning opportunities for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Being ever mindful of changing needs, we continue to add new and innovative programs to respond to our membership and our community. In addition to Hebrew and text classes taught by our clergy and lay leaders we strive to bring in thought leaders from the Conservative movement and the Jewish community at large.


Curious to learn more?
Call Cantor Berke

Cantor Elizabeth (Liz) Berke
Hazzan Sheni & Director of Continuing Education
eberke@ansheemet.org | 773.868.5117



Enhance your Jewish Learning with these great courses…

Hebrew 1.5
10 sessions: February 3 – April 27  | 6pm – 6:45pm
Learn the rudiments of reading Hebrew with Miron Hirsch.
Members: $150
General Public: $300
Register here

Mini-Courses in Advanced Trope at Anshe Emet
with Naomi Weiss-Weil | Tuesdays | 7pm – 8pm
If you already know how to read Torah and Haftarah, but have been hoping to learn how to chant other Trope systems, this is your chance. Ritual Director, Naomi Weiss will be teaching 5-week mini courses in Esther, Shir HaShirim/Ruth/Kohellet, and Eicha.
3 mini-courses of 5 weeks each:
Members: $75/per series | General Public: $85/per series

Eicha: March 3, 17, 24, April 28, May 5
Register here

Join any of our weekly drop-in classes

Text on Tuesday
7:45 AM with Dr. Gary Porton

Lerner’s of Torah
8:45 AM | Fridays with Rabbi Michael Siegel. Also available via Zoom, contact Antoinette Nunez  (anunez@ansheemet.org) to register.

Shabbat morning Parshah Study
9:00 AM | Saturdays with our Rabbis and guest presenters

1:00 PM | Mondays with our clergy and guest presenters.

To learn more about our courses and for help registering, contact Cantor Elizabeth (Liz) Berke, Hazzan Sheni & Director of Continuing Education, at eberke@ansheemet.org | 773-868-5117.