Adult Education at Ner Shalom

Beit Midrash Lifelong Jewish Learning


Ner Shalom is proud to offer a variety of learning opportunities for people of all ages. Visiting scholars over the years have included Reb Yiscah Smith (pictured above) , Rabbis Shefa Gold, Stephen Fisdel, Bert Jacobson, and Diane Elliot. We have offered an adult B'nai Mitzvah track as well as ongoing classes in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Yiddish poetry. Every Shavuot we create a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – a late night opportunity to study with some of our congregation's wonderful teachers: Gesher Calmenson, Barbara Lesch McCaffry, Shoshana Fershtman, Sally Churgel, Gale Kissin, Reb Judith Goleman, Rabbi Meredith Cahn, Susie Stonefield Miller and Reb Irwin Keller.

Coming in early 2019 is a 4-week “In the Beginning” class with Reb Irwin, looking at the cosmological stories of the Book of Genesis; Yiddish Tish, exploring Yiddish literature in the original (but accessible to non-Yiddish speakers); a beginning and intermediate Hebrew class; and a series of classes on death and dying. Keep your eyes on our event calendar for details.

Ner Shalom will also be host to a 14-session Introduction to Judaism class, offered by the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County and taught by the rabbis of the county. Watch this spot for details.