Available Courses

Enhance your Jewish Learning with these great courses...

The Moishe Lenow Annual Memorial Torah Lecture
Did the Exodus Really Happen & Other Nagging Questions from the Seder

with Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages 
March 19, 26 & April 2 | 12pm - 1pm

Learn at your computer via Zoom, live from JTS with Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages. Text study and time for questions in each 
session. Sessions are free, but registration is required. Generously underwritten by Rabbi Aviva Berg and Arthur Bernberg.

Hebrew Reading 
with Adam Engle
Tuesdays| February 26 - April 16 | 10:45AM - 11:45AM 

Adam Engle earned an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and has an MBA in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University. Before moving to Oak Park, Adam was the Director of Programming and Membership for Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia, PA. His experience in teaching has ranged from 3rd grade through adults, including subjects such as Jewish Law, Parashat HaShavuah, Jewish Literature, and General Jewish Studies.

Yes, You Can Read Hebrew. Work on your Hebrew reading fluency. Familiarity with the Hebrew letters and vowels is necessary to participate.
$75/AES member | $85/General Public

Great Texts of Judaism
6:30 PM |Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM | Class Begins
February 21 - Modern Hebrew Texts with Yiftach Ofek 

Starting with the Torah and journeying through Prophets, Writings, Midrash, Medieval literature, the siddur and mysticism learn texts and their contexts from our rabbis and community scholars.
Course generously underwritten by Yiftach and Marget Ofek.


Maimonides’ Guide to the Perplexed:
An Introduction to the Basic Foundational ‘Root’ Principles of Rabbinic Judaism’s Most Influential Philosopher-Theologian

with Prof. Norbert Samuelson 
1:15 PM | Shabbat afternoons once a month

March 16 | April 27 | May 18 | June 15
Dates subject to change. 



Join any of our other ongoing classes at any time: 

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   (
[email protected]) 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. This year the class will be studying the    Crossroads Melton History curriculum, generously underwritten by Beatrice Mayer, z"l.

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