Available Courses

Enhance your Jewish Learning with these great courses...

Hebrew 1.0
Learn the rudiments of reading Hebrew with Miron Hirsch.
10 sessions: October 28 thru January 13 | 6pm - 6:45pm

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

Esther: November 5, 12, December 3, 10, 17 | Register here
Shir HaShirim/Ruth/Kohelet: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11 | Register here
Eicha: March 3, 17, 24, April 28, May 5 | Register here

A Survey of 20th Century Philosophers
with Professor Norbert Samuelson
Free | Shabbat Afternoons | 1pm

November 16: Mordecai Kaplan: American Jewish Pragmatist
January 11: Emil Fackenheim: A Rationalist Jewish Philosopher
April 11: Richard Rubenstein and Holocaust Theology
May 30: The Academy for Jewish Philosophy: Major Issues for Jewish Faith in the Contemporary Age

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Fall Melton Courses

Jewish Medical Ethics with Rabbi Siegel
Mondays | 7pm-8:30pm

10 sessions, beginning on Monday, October 28.
To register contact Rolly Cohen and let her know you are a member of Anshe Emet.

The Holocaust as Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs with Tzivia Garfinkel
Wednesdays | 9:30am-11am

10 sessions, beginning on Wednesday, November 6.
To register contact Rolly Cohen and let her know you are a member of Anshe Emet.

Planning Ahead: A Jewish Guide to End of Life 
Sundays | 10am-11:30am | Members: $15/per session | General Public: $30/ per session

November 10: Planning Your Judaism: What You Should Know About Jewish Rituals of Death, Dying and Mourning with Rabbi Chankin-Gould
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November 24: Planning “The Talk” About Advanced Directives with Tamara Kushnir Groman of CJE Senior Life
Register here
December 8: Planning Your Funeral with Susan Winkelstein and David Jacobson of Chicago Jewish Funerals
Register here
December 15: Planning Your Legacy with Rabbi Siegel - Ethical Wills
Register here

Members: $15/per session | General Public: $30/ per session

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. 

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.